Sunday, January 18, 2009
An elderly couple who disappeared from a cruise ship during a four-day cruise from California to Mexico may have jumped from their balcony. Carnival Cruise Lines said the couple, a 90-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife, boarded the Carnival Paradise in Long Beach, Calif., Monday. When the ship returned to port Friday, they had disappeared."Their cabin door was double locked from the inside with a do-not-disturb sign on the handle and the door leading from the cabin to the balcony was unlocked," the company said in a statement. "The couple's personal belongings remained inside the cabin." The ship, which carries more than 2,000 passengers, makes short cruises out of California to Catalina Island and the Mexican port of Ensenada in Baja California.