Deaths

Latest news related to deaths aboard 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.

In Memoriam: Silvio Gentile - Carnival Cruise Line Director of Scheduling & Compliance

Jul 13, 2019

Silvio Gentile, Carnival Cruise Line Director of Scheduling and Compliance, has passed away from a heart attack ten days ago in Miami, Florida. With the sudden death of Silvio Gentile, Carnival lost a great professional and a visionary, but most of all an exceptional human who has impacted the lives of many onboard Carnival cruise ships.

Coast Guard stops search for missing Carnival Victory crew member

Jul 07, 2019

The US Coast Guard has ended the search for the crewmember who fell from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. 

Indian Crew Member Dies Aboard Costa Cruise Ship

Jul 04, 2019

We are very sad to report that an Indian crew member employed by the Italian company Costa Cruises, died from a heart attack onboard the cruise ship Costa Luminosa.

Serbian Crew Member Found Dead On Princess Cruise Ship

May 05, 2019

Several people have informed Crew Center that a crew member died onboard the Princess Cruises ship Island Princess. The crew member is a Serbian National working in the Galley Department onboard Island Princess. According to reports, the crew member was discovered dead in his cabin yesterday. Some people are saying that it is an apparent suicide but this is not confirmed. At this moment we are not disclosing the crew member’s name. 

Carnival Team Member Dies Onboard Carnival Sunshine.

Apr 30, 2019

We are sad to report that a team member has passed away onboard Carnival Sunshine on April 27, while the cruise ship was in Port Canaveral, Florida. The ship’s departure was delayed until the team member has been taken off the ship and announcement was made via PA system about this tragic event.

Passenger Dies Onboard MSC Splendida

Apr 04, 2019

An elderly passenger has died onboard the cruise ship MSC Splendida while the vessel was in Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates on April 02, 2019. According to a passenger sailing on Splendid, the man died during dinner presumably of a heart attack. Revival was attempted by the crew, and emergency personnel came to transfer him to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Crew Member Dies On Island Princess

Mar 09, 2019

We are sad to report that a crew member has passed away on the Princess Cruises ship Island Princess. According to our source, the crew member passed away on island Princess while the vessel was anchored in George Town, Grand Cayman harbour on March 8, 2019. No details were released of the reasons of passing or the identity of the crew member. The deceased crew member was transferred from the ship to shore by a tender boat and then handed over to the Authorities in Grand Cayman.

Crew member dies of heart attack on TUI cruise ship

Feb 02, 2019

A Filipino crew member who was working for the German cruise company TUI Cruises died of cardiac arrest. The cabin attendant Syne Diente age 39, passed away on January 12, 2019, onboard the cruise ship Mein Schiff 1. Ship’s medical personnel was alarmed by his cabin mate and quickly responded to the scene, but unfortunately, it was too late. His fellow shipmate send the following message:

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Royal Caribbean Crew Member

Jan 25, 2019

We are deeply saddened to announce that the U.S. Coast Guard has ended their search for the Royal Caribbean crew member who went overboard from the cruise ship Majesty of the Seas. After 24 hours search and covering more than 1,388 square miles the missing crew member who was working in the bar department, was not located.

Princess Cruises To Pay $360k After The Death of Filipino Crew Member

Jan 22, 2019

Princess Cruises was sentenced to pay a $360,000 dollars in reparation to the family of the Filipino crew member Allan Navales, who died on the cruise ship Emerald Princess in 2017. Dunedin District Court verdict, announced this week, states that Princess Cruises needs to pay $250,000 in reparation for consequential loss and $110,000 in emotional harm reparation.

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