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.

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

Crew Member Dies On Board Quantum of the Seas

Mar 26, 2022

A 42-year-old Filipino crew member has died on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Quantum of the Seas, according to a crew member who wishes to remain anonymous.

The ship’s medical team were called this afternoon to report of a cardiac arrest and Code Alpha was sounded on the PA system.

Crew Member Dies On Board MSC Orchestra

Mar 25, 2022

The crew aboard the cruise ship MSC Orchestra are devastated after the death of one of their colleague. The tragic event reportedly took place yesterday in the crew areas after the crew member sustained severe injury, our source said.

Passenger jumps overboard from the Carnival Horizon

Mar 17, 2022

Hours after Carnival Horizon departed Grand Turk a Man Overboard was sounded onboard, and the ship’s crew started a search operation launching two lifeboats to find the missing person.

Crew Member Dies Onboard Oasis of the Seas

Mar 09, 2022

Crew Center received a message that a 36-year-old Indonesian crew member has died onboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas. According to our source, last night Code Alpha for medical emergency was sounded aboard the ship when the crew member was found dead. The crew member was working as a waiter and was already 9 months on the Oasis of the Seas, as he extend his current contract several times.

5 Holland America Line Passengers Die In Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crash

Aug 06, 2021

A floatplane crashed in southeast Alaska, on Thursday killing all six people on board, including five passengers sailing on the Holland America Line cruise ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam who took the sightsing tour in Ketchikan.

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