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Amy Lynn Bradley goes missing from cruise ship in 1998; disturbing photo revealed on Dr. Phil show

Amy Lynn Bradley

Missing Person Florida Amy Lynn Bradley

In 1998, Amy Lynn Bradley, 23, went missing while on a Caribbean cruise.  It could be quickly assumed that she fell overboard or committed suicide by jumping overboard, but it is what happened a year later that brings a twist to the story.

A service man came forward and said he was in a brothel when a woman who said she was Amy Bradley asked him for help.  Before he could ask her anymore questions she was taken away.  Not sure if there was any truth to the information, the serviceman waited to tell anyone for months, but in 1999, he went to the police and when the police entered the brothel no one was there anymore.

Then in 2005, there was a photo that was shown on the Dr. Phil Show.  It appears to be Amy dressed in lingerie on a bed.  Her parents stated they believe Amy was alive and being held captive.


Information from Chris Fenwick who was taking photos and video on the cruise ship gives a different perspective of what happened.  Click here to see a video of Amy dancing with a man referred to as “Yellow” who was thought to have something to do with Amy’s disappearance. Click here to read Chris Fenwick’s thorough account of what happened the night Amy disappeared.

The FBI has stated:

“Amy Lynn Bradley, while on a family cruise to the Caribbean, went missing from the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line’s ship Rhapsody of the Seas. On Saturday, March 21, 1998, the vessel departed San Juan, Puerto Rico, and traveled to its first port of call, the island of Aruba. On Monday, March 23, 1998, Rhapsody of the Seas departed Aruba and was traveling in international waters to its next island port of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. During the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 24, 1998, Amy Lynn Bradley went missing. The vessel later departed Curacao and continued on to the island of St. Martin (Sint Maarten) and further traveled to St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, before returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, March 28, 1998.

If you have any information concerning the disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley, please contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.”

Amy Bradley on the cruise ship


Age progressed to 42-years-old.


Search Team Posted

A team searching for Amy posted this in 2008:

“FOUL PLAY is suspected in the March 24, 1998, mysterious disappearance of AMY LYNN BRADLEY…a vibrant, beautiful and intelligent 23 years young girl who recently graduated college and has a very promising future. She was on a vacation cruise with her family in the Caribbean at the time of her disappearance.

AMY is an American citizen who ‘vanished’ while aboard a foreign vessel in international waters. She was leisurely traveling with her mother, father and younger brother aboard the cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas (a Norwegian Flag Ship) which is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines of Miami, Florida. The cruise ship was near docking procedures into port in the island of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, the Caribbean. It is known that Amy left her Cabin in the wee hours of the morning of March 24, 1998, with her cigarettes and lighter…predictably she was not wearing shoes because where she thought she was going, she would not be gone long and would not need her shoes. This is where the mystery begins! Who was Amy going to meet at this time of the morning? Why would she take her cigarettes and lighter? There are many questions here that need answering, but unfortunately neither Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines nor any Government authorities are providing any answers and, at this time, it appears that neither of these entities are making any inquiries at all regarding Amy’s disappearance.

What is known:

It is known that the last person seen with Amy in the early hours of the morning was a cruise ship band member of a group known as ‘Blue Orchid’ by the name of ‘Yellow’…and, there were other crew members who spent time with Amy, as well…Katalin (from Hungary); Eduardo Cabrito (a waiter); David Cato (a waiter); and, Patrick (a waiter).

It is also known that Amy had no reason to run away…her background and her family’s backgrounds have been checked thoroughly by the FBI and Amy shows no signs of a ‘runaway profile’ nor are any of the Bradley family members suspect. One scenario suggests that Amy may have willingly met with a crew member who she had come to trust who then put her in a position of coercion, or even more probable, Amy may have observed an illegal activity and become a liability.

There are many unanswered questions that require answers. Why would a multi-million cruise line not help in the search for Amy? To this date Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, owners of the cruise ship, have not cooperated at all with the Bradley family by way of information or assistance or cooperation.

Mainstream media is taking a very close look at Amy Bradley’s disappearance.

The bottom line is that Ron and Iva Bradley went on the Rhapsody of the Seas cruise ship to the Caribbean in March of 1998 and came back to their home in Virginia WITHOUT their daughter, Amy. Brother Brad came home to Virginia WITHOUT his sister, Amy.

Amy Bradley’s disappearance is indeed a mystery! As to what has happened to Amy…it is believed that there are certain individuals in the Caribbean and possibly even South America who have knowledge of Amy’s whereabouts.

If you have information or know someone who knows something, PLEASE contact us by the telephone, fax or e-mail listed below. If you are having difficulties with e-mail, please try our submission form.


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Bradley has the following tattoos: a Tasmanian Devil spinning a basketball on her shoulder; the sun on her lower back; a Chinese symbol on her right ankle; and a Gecko lizard on her navel. She also has a navel ring.

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