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.

Carnival Cruise Line Carpenter Dies in Bahamas, Body Returned with Missing Organs

Feb 13, 2024

The Catania Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation into the death of a 54-year-old Carnival Cruise Line carpenter who died in a hospital in the Bahamas. Alfio Torrisi passed away in October 2023 while under medical care at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Bahamas. He was hospitalized after falling ill aboard the cruise ship Carnival Paradise, where he was employed by Techni Teak, a company based in Riposto, Sicily.

Singer Mojo Nixon passes away on cruise ship

Feb 09, 2024

Mojo Nixon, the American alternative musician, actor, and DJ renowned for his 1987 hit “Elvis Is Everywhere,” has passed away at the age of 66. Nixon was found dead onboard the annual Outlaw Country Cruise hosted on the Norwegian Pearl, where he was a regular performer and co-host. His unexpected death occurred just after he had performed the night before.

Crew Member Dies Aboard Celebrity Constellation

Jan 29, 2024

Cayman Marl Road reports that a 45-year-old Filipino crewmember was found unresponsive aboard the Celebrity Constellation, while the cruise ship was anchored off the George Town, Grand Cayman on 26 January.

Crew Member Dies Aboard Celebrity Constellation

Jan 29, 2024

Cayman Marl Road reports that a 45-year-old Filipino crewmember was found unresponsive aboard the Celebrity Constellation, while the cruise ship was anchored off the George Town, Grand Cayman on 26 January.

Crew Member Dies During Fire Drill Onboard Margaritaville at Sea

Oct 24, 2023

This is a report from a crew member who witnessed the terrible tragedy on October 11, 2023, aboard the cruise ship Margaritaville at Sea during a general drill for the crew. 

Filipino Crew Member Dies After Fall From Viking Mars

Aug 21, 2023

The Viking crew community is mourning the tragic passing of a crew member aboard the cruise ship Viking Mars. Regrettably, a crew member lost his life subsequent to a fall from the cruise ship while docked at the Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland on Friday.

Remembering Mark Stetson: A True Pioneer and Beloved Leader of Norwegian Cruise Line

Jul 25, 2023

The Norwegian Cruise Line crew community is mourning the loss of one of its finest members – Mark Stetson, a true pioneer, leader, and, above all, a remarkable human being. With a heavy heart, Mark's sister, Shaun Stetson Vaughn, shared the sad news of his passing, leaving a profound void in the hearts of many who knew and worked with him.

Staff Member Dies Aboard Majestic Princess

Jul 07, 2023

A staff member aboard the Princess Cruises' ship Majestic Princess tragically passed away three days ago during a 14-day Alaska voyage. The staff member, identified as a UK national and working as a Digital Specialist onboard, was found dead in his cabin.

Port Pilot Dies While Boarding the Diamond Princess

May 08, 2023

A port pilot died while boarding the cruise ship Diamond Princess as the vessel was approaching the port of Nagasaki on May 5th. The tragedy happened at around 5:30 am local time when the 69-year-old pilot fell into the sea while climbing the ladder to board the Diamond Princess from a pilot boat, which is a standard procedure before cruise ship enters port and a local pilot takes control of the navigation.

Tragedy Aboard MSC Cruise Ship - Man Passes Away After Marriage Proposal

May 02, 2023

A romantic cruise turned into a heartbreaking tragedy for Silvio Maisti and his loved ones. Silvio, age 35, who had planned a beautiful marriage proposal for his partner Valentina during their Mediterranean cruise, tragically passed away the day after the proposal. Silvio had put a lot of thought and love into the proposal, which took place at the ship’s theatre in front of their one-year-old son, family, and hundreds of other guests on board.

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