"I feel like if this had happened in Texas, or anywhere in the United States, it would have been taken care of in a more professional fashion," she said.

The FBI field office in Tampa encourages all cruise passengers sailing out of Port Canaveral  to immediately call their hotline at 1-866-838-1153 if something happens to them while at sea or in a foreign port of call. 

The FBI and State Department also recommend that travelers bring U.S. Embassy information for each port of call along with them, and immediately get in touch with the appropriate embassy to ensure a crime is properly investigated.