It has been widely reported a passenger aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas died early morning on Monday, January 30, 2012 after falling down a flight of stairs. The Broward Sheriff's Office states the passenger, Barbara Wood, a 47-year-old Massachusetts woman, fell on a flight of stairs and struck her head. Royal Caribbean confirmed the woman died aboard its cruise ship. The accident occurred approximately at 1:48 a.m near the Catacombs nightclub. At the time of the death, the Liberty of the Seas was traveling from the Bahamas to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
This is the second reported falling death of a passenger on a Bahamian cruise within a week. As reported in our article Carnival Cruise Passenger Falls to his Death Aboard the Fantasy, the first death involved a 26-year-old South Carolina man who died aboard the Carnival cruise ship Fantasy on January 28, 2012 while at dock in Nassau.