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.

Rock Legend Dies Performing Onstage on Cruise Ship

Mar 23, 2017

Sib Hashian, the drummer who played on the first two hit albums of the legendary rock group Boston, has died at the age of 67. The rock legend died after collapsing onstage Wednesday night onboard the cruise ship MSC Divina, operated by MSC Cruises. The ship was chartered for the Legends of Rock Annual Cruise. Witness onboard report that ships medical personnel performed CPR and a defibrillator was used but to no avail.

Man accused of killing his wife on cruise ship

Feb 24, 2017

A terrible tragedy seems to have taken place on the cruise ship MSC Magnifica. According to the Italian police, a 45-year-old German passenger was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife during a 10-day Mediterranean cruise.

Costa Crew Member found dead in his cabin

Feb 16, 2017

We are deeply saddened to share with you the death of Costa Magica crew member. The 27-year-old male dishwasher from India which is yet to be named was found dead in his cabin. According to Antigua Observer, the crew member was found by his roommate just before 2 pm.

Crew member killed in gas explosion on Emerald Princess

Feb 09, 2017

A crew member of the cruise ship Emerald Princess passed away in an explosion of a nitrogen cylinder while the ship was at Port Chalmers, the main port of Dunedin, New Zealand. According to preliminary reports, the accident occurred in the afternoon during maintenance work on the hydraulic system for launching the tender boat. Local residents say that the explosion was so loud that it was heard 2 kilometers from the port.

Four Cruise Vacationers Die in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Jan 08, 2017

Holiday cruise turned into nightmare for thousands of cruise ship passengers at Ft. Lauderdale airport after a gunman started shooting at people in the Terminal 2 luggage claim area. The 26-year-old former soldier serving in Iraq, Esteban Santiago, killed 5 and wounded 6 people. Authorities have not released the names of the victims, however news media are reporting that at least four of the five people killed were vacationers heading for a Caribbean cruise holiday.

Celebrity Solstice Passengers involved in Two Fatal Accidents

Nov 22, 2016

Two tragedies have struck a group of Celebrity Solstice cruise passengers in a time period of 50 minutes in Tauranga, New Zealand. The first tragedy happened at around 11.25am local time, when a tour bus carrying group of Solstice passengers was returning from an organized trip to Hobbiton, when crashed in a car. The accident happened on a sweeping, deep bend on State Highway 29, east of Te Poi. Unfortunately the car driver died in the crash, however the occupants of the bus were unharmed.

P&O Passenger Dies in Tour Bus Crush in Dominica

Nov 10, 2016

A British passenger sailing on P&O Azura died and nine other passengers have been injured in a bus crash in Roseau, Dominica. The cruise line P&O confirmed that all those injured are British, and have been treated by Azura medical staff before sending them at the local hospital.

Costa Mediterranea Passenger Dies in Split

Nov 05, 2016

Few hours after departing from the port of Split, Croatia, the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea turned back due to medical emergency.

Passenger Dies in Cruise Ship Restaurant

Sep 23, 2016

A 70-year-old passenger died yesterday in a restaurant aboard the German Cruise ship Aida Stella. According to the website schiffsjournal.de the passenger suffered a heart attack in the Market Restaurant located on Deck 9.

Here is how you can help the family of deceased Harmony of the Seas crewman

Sep 15, 2016

 

Many of you have emailed me after yesterday’s note about the loss of our colleague Ariel Leyson and asked what you could do to help.

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