There has been a death reported on the much discussed Atlantis 30th Anniversary Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Sea’s. Reporter Chris Wiggins tweeted news of the death. He also reported on several “Code Alpha” (medical emergency) announcements broadcast on the ship.
Atlantis Cruise and it’s operators have come under scrutiny the past few days as pictures and video’s released by passengers show the cruise sailing at 100% capacity with no social distancing or masking in place. Atlantis which had bragged about the safety restrictions before the cruise has remained silent about the sudden disappearance of all of these, on a full ship while Omnicron rips through the population affecting both non-vaccinated and in some cases vaccinated Americans alike. Ironically, in a separate move Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines have cancelled many of it’s cruses going out these past 2 weeks on ships sailing at 50% capacity or less.
Of course Atlantis and fellow gay vacation VACAY are trying to frame the backlash as a homophobic attack by those complaining which of course it is not since many of the complaints are coming from within the LGBT community itself.
Other than the obvious concern over the spreading of the Omnicron variant this cruise has also shined the spotlight on past Atlantis Events cruises which have been plagued by drug use, passengers going overboard and shipboard deaths over the years.
*In January 2020, a member of the Atlantis technical crew went overboard from the Oasis of the Seas.
*In February 2019, federal agents arrested two men trying to board the Allure of the Seas at PortMiami for possession of a large quantity of drugs which they were intending to sell on the cruise ship which had been chartered to Atlantis Events.
*In January 2018, Storm Chasers’ star Joel Taylor died of a suspected overdose on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, which had been chartered by Atlantis Events.
*In February 2012, an Atlantis Events attendee went overboard from the Allure of the Seas operated by Royal Caribbean. His body was never recovered and he is presumed to be dead.
*In January 2011, cruise passenger, Barry Krumholz, was arrested for selling large quantities of ecstasy pills, methamphetamine, ketamine and other drugs aboard the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas chartered by Atlantis Events. There were reportedly a half-dozen drug overdoses during the cruise.
And these are just some issues over the years.
After the death of Joel Taylor in 2019 it has also come to light that Atlantis Events hires it’s own medical team for the cruise and does not use Royal Caribbean’s. Weather a gay or a straight cruise cruise ships are notorious for the limited nature of the cruise ship’s medical facilities and no place to have a medical emergency,
So while Atlantis Events cries homophobia to cover it’s blatant disregard of health and safety protocols for COVID perhaps we should also talk about the dangerous and deadly institutionalization Atlantis Events has made of supporting the gay drug underground.