Suffolk DA: No foul play in deaths aboard cruise ship

The deaths of two people aboard a cruise ship that docked this morning at Boston’s Black Falcon Terminal were unrelated and not the result of foul play, authorities have concluded.

“The decedents were among separate parties and their deaths were not related to one another,’’ the Suffolk district attorney’s office said in a statement. “In the absence of criminal charges, no further details will be released.’’

A 67-year-old woman from Tiverton, R.I., died early yesterday afternoon after “succumbing to a chronic illness,’’ Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement.

Authorities are investigating how a 23-year-old man from Littleton, N.H., died yesterday evening.


The vessel was returning to Boston after a seven-day trip to Bermuda.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to both families during this difficult time,’’ the company said.

Passengers disembarking the gigantic Norwegian Dawn cruise ship this morning at the terminal said they hadn’t heard about the deaths.

The Norwegian Cruise Lines website says the 965-foot-long ship has a capacity of 2,224 people, with 1,073 crew. A physician and nurse are on each ship to provide medical care and services at customary charges. Commonly used medications are kept on board and may be prescribed by the ship’s doctor, the website said.

Martin Finucane of the Globe staff contributed to this report.

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