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.

Young Officer Dies On Princess Cruise Ship

Mar 02, 2020

A young Italian officer was found dead in his cabin onboard the cruise ship Regal Princess on February 28, while the vessel was docked in Cozumel, Mexico. The man was identified as 31-year-old Davide Pignataro from Castellammare, Italy, employed by Princess Cruises as a Second Engineer Officer. Italian media reports that the man was found dead in his cabin by his fellow colleagues shortly after his shift started.

Carnival Crew Member Dies in Mexico

Feb 28, 2020

We are sad to report that a Carnival team member who was part of the Carnival Dream crew has passed away in Mexico. Leonardus Patra from Indonesia passed away on February 6, after he was transferred from Carnival Dream to a local hospital in Yucatan. According to reports the crew member had complained of a stomach pain a few days before he died. His family was notified about this extremely sad news and was told that Leonardus died from a stomach infection.

Crew Member Dies Aboard Carnival Ecstasy

Jan 27, 2020

We are sad to report that a Carnival team member passed away onboard the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy. Michael Bryan Agadier Abinsay, age 32, from San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines passed away ten days ago onboard Carnival Ecstasy. According to reports Michael went to his crew cabin to take a rest and never woke up. Unofficial sources say he died from a sudden cardiac arrest while sleeping in his bed.

Man Goes Overboard From The Cruise Oasis of the Seas

Jan 23, 2020

A man went overboard from Oasis of the Seas, while the ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The incident happen on Wednesday evening when an unidentified male passenger fell from the Deck 10 while the cruise ship was docked at Pier 3 in Old San Juan.

Crew Member Dies Onboard Carnival Sunrise

Jan 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of Carnival Cruise Line team members, Mario Monteverde who was working as Assistant Plumber.

Indonesian Crew Member Found Dead on Celebrity Cruise Ship

Dec 23, 2019

Media outlets in Indonesia report about the tragic news of a crew member who died a week ago onboard the cruise ship Celebrity Millennium. I Komang Sutrisna Putra age 26, from  Karangasem Bali, Indonesian was found dead in his cabin on December 17, while the cruise ship was docked in Bangkok, Thailand.

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.

Carnival flags put at half-mast in honor of Captain Antonio Marchetti

Nov 09, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line family mourns the Loss of a great captain amazing person, and above all a good man. Captain Antonio Marchetti, one of Carnival’s longest-serving captains since 1988, passed away on November 6, 2019.

Flags were flown at half-mast on all Carnival ships for one day as a sign of respect and final salute to a great captain who will be dearly missed by all of us. 

Cruise Ship Recovers Body From The Mediterranean

Oct 25, 2019

The German cruise ship Aida Prima recovered a body of an unidentified person from the Mediterranean yesterday at around 1:30 pm. Prima was sailing from the Spanish port of Malaga to Palma de Mallorca when a guest spotted a lifeless body floating in the sea. After alerting the ship's officers crew immediately triggered a man-over-board alarm and initiated a rescue operation. The passengers were then instructed to clear the open deck areas completely.

Tragedy On Rhapsody Of The Seas, Crew Member Dies In Croatia

Sep 26, 2019

Royal Caribbean crew member died under tragic circumstances on board the cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas on 22 September. The vessel was docked in the Croatian popular cruise port of Dubrovnik, Gruz, when a crew member was reported overboard. According to Croatian media, the tragedy struck just after 2 pm local time. 

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