"Our goal is that there be accountability for crimes on a cruise ship, as there would be at any resort here in the U.S." he said.
Taylor, now 16, and her family settled their suit out of court with Carnival, and agreed not to disclose the settlement amount. However, they refused to sign a gag order, because, they said, they wanted to speak out about their horrible experience.
"Cruise ships don't have enough security," Taylor said. "And parents don't go on the cruise ship and say, 'You know, my child could get raped when I go on this cruise.' But nobody thinks about that."
Nothing is of greater importance than the safety and security of our guests and we go to tremendous lengths to ensure a secure and enjoyable vacation environment for the more than 4 million passengers who sail with us each year.
Our shipboard security professionals, who are trained in part by U.S. law enforcement, our employee screening processes, and strict rules and policies surrounding employee and passenger conduct, are all designed to keep our guests safe.
We maintain an excellent partnership with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies, clearly demonstrated by our role in assisting to bring Hery Krispiyanto to justice. We are truly sorry that this tragic crime occurred and again want to express our deepest apologies to the victim and her family.
The cruise industry supports the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act and is committed to doing everything possible to ensure a secure environment for our guests.