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.

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.

Passenger sailing on Valliant Lady dies after falling from balcony

Apr 04, 2023

A tragic incident occurred on the Virgin Voyages cruise ship Valiant Lady on Sunday, resulting in the death of a female passenger. According to reports, the passenger fell from her balcony and landed on another passenger on a lower deck, while the ship was en route from PortMiami to Roatan, Honduras. The passenger could not be saved despite immediate medical attention from the onboard medical team.

Carnival Crew Member Dies in a Hospital in Mexico

Mar 29, 2023

A Carnival Cruise Line crew member has died in Mexico following a short illness in hospital, CTI Group Bali, his recruiting agency, announced the sad news.

Silversea Cruises Crew Member Dies in a Hospital in Chile

Feb 27, 2023

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Abdulatif Zagoub, a crew member of Silversea Cruises. The 32-year-old Tunisian national passed away in a hospital in Chile after he was disembarked from the cruise ship Silver Wind due to a medical emergency. After admission to the intensive care unit on February 25th, the clinic informed the company and his family of his passing.

Crew Member Dies Aboard Costa Diadema

Feb 22, 2023

We are deeply saddened to share the death of Costa Diadema crew member Amri Bin Mujono. The 55-year-old Indonesian National who was working in the engine department was found dead in his cabin by fellow crew members. 

The ship officers reported the death to the Italian maritime officials at the port of Cagliari, where the body was handed over to the authorities on February 20.

MSC Cruise Director Gene Young Passes Away Unexpectedly in Miami

Feb 17, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of losing yet another dear friend who departed way too soon. Gene Moimoi Young was a cruise director on many MSC Cruises ships, but most of all, he was an outstanding person full of positive energy that he spread among all he met. His passing is something that we are struggling to come to terms with. He passed away unexpectedly in Miami, Florida.