I was on board the Royal Clipper, the cruise ship that docked off Pigeon Beach where this passenger was killed. I can assure you that you commenters on this forum have showed more ccmpassion and concern than was shown by the officers of this ship. After a day of rumours, the following announcement was made over the loudspeaker: "Today a family made an unfortunate disembsarkation due to a missing family member." End of announcement, end of story. No warning had been given to any passengers that the area might be dangerous. Passengers were encouraged by ship personnel to use a back path between the beach and the marina, which I believe is where the body was found. I totally blame the Star Clippers Cruise lIne for this tragedy. The next day on St. Kitts, the ship once again anchored off an isolated and un protected beach, with nary a word of warning to the passengers. I hope that attorneys for the family of the murdered girl put this irresponsible cruise line out of business. If the ship was asked to return after the murder, it did not comply. They passed around a photocopied note from the Antigua police asking passnegers to review their beach photos.