We can confirm the death of eight U.S. citizens as a result of the December 19 bus crash in Quintana Roo, Mexico. An additional seven U.S. citizens were injured in the accident. We express our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this tragedy. We are in contact with local authorities, and have staff on the scene and at local hospitals to assist victims and loved ones. All U.S. citizens on board the bus have been accounted for. There are no missing U.S. citizens from the accident. For reasons of privacy, we are not able to confirm the identities of those involved in the crash.
Consular officers are making every effort to assist U.S. citizens affected by this tragedy. If you are concerned about a loved one who was on one of the cruise ships that had passengers aboard the bus involved in the accident, we encourage you to contact Royal Caribbean Cruise Line at 888-829-4050. We refer you to local authorities for information about the crash.