cruise accidents

Latest news related to accidents onboard the cruise ships and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the cruise ships told by the crew.

Hundreds Of Birds Found Dead On Cruise Ship Open Decks

Apr 25, 2020

Hundreds of birds were discovered dead on a cruise ship open deck by the crew, yesterday morning. A crew member who wishes to remain anonymous recorded a video of the sight which appears as if the birds had dropped down dead from the sky.

MSC Cruises Faces $13 Million Lawsuit From River Cruise Line

Jan 23, 2020

The River Cruise Line Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has filed a lawsuit against MSC Cruise Management Ltd. for nearly $13 million in damages and lost revenue after one of MSC cruise ships slammed into the River Countess while docked in Venice in June 2019.

Lightning Strikes Sapphire Princess

Jan 02, 2020

The cruise ship Sapphire Princess was hit by lightning today while sailing in Indonesian waters. No one on board was hurt, but the lightning caused damage to the ship's radar. The lightning struck the mast of the ship and damaged the radar, therefore Sapphire Princess cannot continue the voyage until the radar is fully operational.

MSC Grandiosa Hits The Pier In Palermo

Dec 30, 2019

The cruise ship MSC Grandiosa operated by MSC Cruises had a small accident this morning, 30 December 2019, as the vessel was docking in the port of Palermo, Italy.

Update on Carnival Glory Itinerary Following the Accident in Cozumel

Dec 22, 2019

After the collision of Carnival Legend and Carnival Glory in Cozumel, Carnival Cruise Line has sent out a letter to passengers who are scheduled to board Carnival Glory tomorrow in New Orleans. The voyage will not be canceled instead will leave the port of New Orleans a few hours later than originally scheduled.

Two Carnival Cruise Ships Collide In Cozumel

Dec 20, 2019

Two Carnival cruise ships have crashed into each other today in the port of Cozumel, Mexico around 8.30 am local time. The incident happen during maneuvering procedure performed by the cruise ship Carnival Glory while the vessel was docking when it struck the Carnival Legend, which was already moored behind it. 

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Canceled Due to Propulsion Problems

Dec 16, 2019

The Saturday, December 14, 2019 voyage aboard the Holland America Line’s cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam has been cancelled due to unexpected technical issue. The ship experienced problems with the Azipod propulsion which slowed the speed over the last night of the previous cruise resulting in late arrival at the homeport Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ovation of the Seas Passengers and Crew Missing After New Zealand Volcano Erupts

Dec 09, 2019

A horrible tragedy occurred today when guests sailing on the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas visited New Zealand's most active volcano Whakaari on White Island. Tourists have been caught up in the eruption of the volcano resulting in at least five deaths, and 27 people missing report news outlets in New Zealand. There are many people who have been taken to hospital with burns as a result of the eruption. 

Deadly Bus Accident in Belize Kills 5 People Including 2 Cruise Passengers

Nov 28, 2019

A tragic accident involving a tourist bus with cruise ship passengers and a red SUV happened today on the George Price Highway in Belize. The accident occurred after the van full with cruise ship passengers was returning from a popular tour at Jaguar Paw Cave. According to local sources the red SUV was attempting to overtake another vehicle when it collided into a white van carrying the tourists.

Bomb threat reported to a cruise ship in port of San Juan

Nov 16, 2019

Local Media outlets in Puerto Rico report of a bomb threat this morning to a cruise ship that was docked in Port of San Juan. The incident was reported when the Police Department received an anonymous 911 call around 10:52 am saying that "he was fed up with the government and that a cruise ship was going to explode."

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