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Man Overboard Rescued and Carnival Celebration Makes First Caribbean Port of Call

A gentleman aboard the Carnival Valor that had been reported missing has been rescued. 

According to the Coast Guard, a man reported missing from the Carnival Valor sailing in the Gulf of Mexico was rescued Thursday and is responsive. 

The gentleman and his sister were together at a bar aboard the Carnival Valor Wednesday night, he left to go to the restroom around 11 p.m. and never returned. 

The sister alerted staff on board the Carnival Valor that he was missing around noon on Thursday. After following on board protocol, the ship alerted the Coast Guard around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Carnival Valor also began retracing her route to assist in the search and rescue. 

Eventually, the ship was released and continued her voyage to Cozumel. The man was responsive when rescued and transferred to medical personnel. No further information is known at this time, but the Coast Guard has promised to release more information today.

Carnival Celebration is currently sailing the Eastern Caribbean and encountering lots of firsts. 

She made her first ever Carribean call on Wednesday. She called on Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands. She spent the day there allowing passengers to explore and enjoy the popular port of Grand Turk. 

“It is an honor to bring our new flagship to Grand Turk as its first Caribbean port of call and welcome our guests to experience the beauty of the island,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“Grand Turk is a popular destination with our guests and I’m looking forward to Carnival Celebration making many memorable visits going forward.”

Thursday found Carnival Celebration at Amber Cove for the first time. Amber Cove is Carnival’s private island in the Dominican Republic. Passengers enjoyed all the amenities that Amber Cove offers before pushing off to their next destination, Nassau, Bahamas. 

Passengers will enjoy a day at sea before returning to PortMiami on Sunday. She will depart PortMiami that afternoon on her second cruise, but her first Western Caribbean sailing. 

The inaugural 7-day Western Caribbean sailing will visit Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico, and Mahogany Bay, Roatan Island, Honduras before returning to PortMiami. 

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