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Tourists were from Celebrity Cruise line's Eclipse vessel were robbed by gunmen in St Lucia

Tourists were from Celebrity Cruise line's Eclipse vessel were robbed by gunmen in St Lucia

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Tourists were from Celebrity Cruise line's Eclipse vessel were robbed by gunmen in St Lucia

Masked gunmen have held up a tour bus in St Lucia, robbing about 50 sightseers from a cruise ship.

No one was hurt but tourism minister Lorne Theophilus said the robbery of cruise passengers on a shore excursion in Soufriere was an "unfortunate and a horrible scenario".

The tourists were from Celebrity Cruise line's Eclipse vessel. The company is a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Police declined to give information about their investigation.

St Lucia Tourist Board chairman Mathew Beaubrun said the robbery was a "rare incident".

PA Media