Hooded bandits robbed 22 Carnival Splendor cruise ship passengers at gunpoint while they were traveling by bus during a shore visit in Mexico, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
The tourists, who departed Long Beach, California on Feb. 19 and returned Sunday, were on their way to a nature hike Friday when the bandits struck near the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta, according to local media reports.
The gunmen stole the passengers' valuables -- including cameras and money -- before fleeing. No one was reported to have been hurt during the robbery.
"Carnival sincerely apologizes to its guests for this very unfortunate and disturbing event and is providing its full support and assistance," the Miami-based company said in a statement.
"Carnival is working with guests to reimburse them for lost valuables and assist with lost passports or other forms of identification."
The company has suspended the nature trail tour from its list of activities for cruise passengers.