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.

Red tape in front of my cabin - Crew member's life matters

Feb 15, 2023

The following article is based on a true story by Mladen Jakovljevic - former crew member and author of the book "Modern Age Slavery"

P&O Cruises Crew Member Dies in Nepal Airplane Crash

Jan 20, 2023

We are sad to report that a crew member working for P&O Cruises, is among the passengers who died in a plane crash in Nepal on Sunday.

Netflix releases "The Volcano: Rescue in Whakaari" - Documentary of the deadly eruption that killed cruise passengers 

Dec 23, 2022

This month Netflix released the documentary "The Volcano: Rescue in Whakaari" telling the story of the deadly volcano eruption in New Zealand, through the testimonies of survivors and rescuers. The tragedy on White Island claimed the lives of 22 people, most of them passengers sailing aboard the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas.

Man Dies on Carnival Legend “Not an overboard incident” Carnival says

Dec 21, 2022

A guest died aboard the Carnival Legend, on Monday, December 20, while the cruise ship was sailing an 8-day Eastern Caribbean Christmas cruise. Several passengers reported that a man overboard signal was sounded on the public address system saying that from the deck cams there were lights in the water and that the crew even lowered a lifeboat.

Woman dies after going overboard from the cruise ship Pacific Explorer

Dec 14, 2022

The search for a 23-year-old woman who went overboard from a cruise ship off the coast of Australia ended on Wednesday after her body was located by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Tragedy on Antarctica expedition voyage: One person dies aboard Viking Polaris

Dec 02, 2022

One person died and four were injured when a massive freak wave crashed into the expedition cruise ship Viking Polaris, during a storm as it sailed off the southernmost tip of South America. The Viking Polaris was sailing Tuesday towards Ushuaia, Argentina, the home port for expedition ships to Antarctica, when there was “a rogue wave incident,” Viking said in a statement.

Crew Member Dies on the Wonder of the Seas

Nov 17, 2022

The world’s largest cruise ship departed Port Canaveral on November 13, when tragedy occurred aboard. As the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Wonder of the Seas set sail on its first Caribbean voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida a Brazilian male crew member died shortly after the departure. The source informed that the crew member apparently died of suicide and left a note before his death along with a video on the social media.

Police identify the missing crew member from the cruise ship Koningsdam

Aug 12, 2022

Juneau Police Department has identified the man reported missing from the Holland America Line cruise ship Koningsdam. The man, who has not been located was 31-year-old man from Tennessee Lorenzo Anthony Holmes Jr. Holmes who was working as an entertainer aboard the ship.

Crew Member Found Dead on Cruise Ship Moored in Heraklion

May 13, 2022

A crew member was found dead yesterday afternoon onboard the cruise ship Aegean Goddess moored at the port of Heraklion, Crete. The crew member was identified as a 61-year-old Greek national who was working as a sailor aboard the vessel. Local media report that the sailor was found unconscious by his colleagues inside his cabin. An emergency medical team responded to the scene and confirmed the death. 

Details emerge about the death of MSC Orchestra crew member Hombisa “Nana” Mafuduka

Apr 28, 2022

Details surrounding the death of a young South African crew member aboard the MSC cruise ship, have been revealed by the crew member’s aunt. The 29-year-old Hombisa “Nana” Mafuduka, was found dead on March 24 aboard MSC Orchestra with a broken neck and injury to the head, said her aunt Lulama “Lulu’’ Mafuduka in an interview for the South Afri