Krumholz was ratted out by a fellow passenger who reportedly was caught in possession of drugs by St. Thomas-based customs officers. Reports the AP: “Agents searched Krumholz's cabin and allegedly found more than 142 ecstasy pills, nearly 3 grams of methamphetamine, a small quantity of ketamine and about $51,000 in cash, the agent said. While waiting for the suspect to return to his cabin, two more passengers came to buy drugs, according to the affidavit.
“Krumholz was detained on charges of possession with intent to sell.”
Royal Caribbean spokesman Cynthia Martinez confirmed to Cruise Critic that Atlantis had chartered the ship this week – and that the line “maintains a strict zero tolerance policy regarding illegal drugs on its ships. We take various steps to prevent the transport of illegal narcotics, including working closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Royal Caribbean cooperated fully with authorities during this investigation and will continue to provide law enforcement with any assistance they may need.”
Atlantis Events did not immediately respond to our inquiry. A press release on its Web site announcing the voyage indicates that the California company has already chartered Allure for next year's cruise as well.
-- by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief