The evening of Tuesday, July 14, 2009, as the cruise ship Carnival Elation was on the last leg of a Baja Mexico cruise, a domestic dispute occurred between a husband and wife in their cabin, resulting in the wife’s death.

The husband was taken into custody aboard the vessel and all appropriate authorities, including the FBI and U.S. Coast Guard, were notified. FBI agents boarded the vessel early this morning to initiate an investigation. The cruise line is providing its full cooperation and support.

The 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation is based in San Diego and had departed on Saturday, July 11 on a five-day cruise to Cabo San Lucas. The ship returned to San Diego this morning.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. Carnival’s CareTeam is offering assistance.