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.

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."

Couple Kicked Off a Cruise Ship for Loud “Chiki Chiki”?

Oct 24, 2019

Two passengers are suing the German Cruise Line TUI Cruises for psychological and emotional pain they endured after they were kicked off a cruise ship the second day of their Caribbean cruise. The couple boarded the ship “Mein Schiff 5” in April, and the following day they were told by the ship's officers they must leave the vessel in Barbados.  As reported by Reise Reporter the couple had been "passionate" in their stateroom and they forgot to close the balcony door.

Crew Stories: I never received proper treatment from the ship’s doctor

Oct 21, 2019

After a few years on the ship, you really start to wonder what is the purpose of life there? Is it really all about the money? Is it really possible that people can be treated like cheap motor parts? The answer is yes. Yes, it is, it`s like that. No matter how rich the company is or how good you are at your job, you will always be replaceable.

Deck Chair Dispute Erupts in Brawl Between Two Senior Passengers on Cruise Ship

Jul 17, 2019

We have all heard the problems with deck chair hogs – people that wake up really early, claim their loungers by the open deck with a towel, but a brawl among two senior guests to claim a deck chair is something new.

Carnival Ecstasy passengers hospitalized after tour bus crash in the Bahamas

Jun 25, 2019

A tour bus with 32 guests from the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy crashed Monday morning near Rock Sound, Eleuthera in the Bahamas. News reports state that 26 people suffered injuries from the crash operated by Eleuthera Adventure Tours Limited and organized by Carnival Cruise Line shore excursion Cathedral Cove, Ocean Hole and Rock Sound Island Tour.

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