The Carnival Cruise Line ship was heading for Cozumel when officers spotted the overturned boat.
Carnival Dream Capt. Francesco Fiorentino’s officers and alerted the Belize Coast Guard, lowered a shipboard tender into the water in conjunction with local Belize tenders, and helped to safely recover all 17 people.
Everyone was found in good condition before a transfer with the Belize Coast Guard was coordinated.
Carnival Dream then resumed its voyage to Cozumel as scheduled. The ship departed Galveston May 14 on a six-day cruise.