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Latest news related to accidents onboard 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.

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.

Bomb threat reported to a cruise ship in port of San Juan

Nov 16, 2019

Local Media outlets in Puerto Rico report of a bomb threat this morning to a cruise ship that was docked in Port of San Juan. The incident was reported when the Police Department received an anonymous 911 call around 10:52 am saying that "he was fed up with the government and that a cruise ship was going to explode."

Couple Kicked Off a Cruise Ship for Loud “Chiki Chiki”?

Oct 24, 2019

Two passengers are suing the German Cruise Line TUI Cruises for psychological and emotional pain they endured after they were kicked off a cruise ship the second day of their Caribbean cruise. The couple boarded the ship “Mein Schiff 5” in April, and the following day they were told by the ship's officers they must leave the vessel in Barbados.  As reported by Reise Reporter the couple had been "passionate" in their stateroom and they forgot to close the balcony door.

Crew Stories: I never received proper treatment from the ship’s doctor

Oct 21, 2019

After a few years on the ship, you really start to wonder what is the purpose of life there? Is it really all about the money? Is it really possible that people can be treated like cheap motor parts? The answer is yes. Yes, it is, it`s like that. No matter how rich the company is or how good you are at your job, you will always be replaceable.

Deck Chair Dispute Erupts in Brawl Between Two Senior Passengers on Cruise Ship

Jul 17, 2019

We have all heard the problems with deck chair hogs – people that wake up really early, claim their loungers by the open deck with a towel, but a brawl among two senior guests to claim a deck chair is something new.

Carnival Ecstasy passengers hospitalized after tour bus crash in the Bahamas

Jun 25, 2019

A tour bus with 32 guests from the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy crashed Monday morning near Rock Sound, Eleuthera in the Bahamas. News reports state that 26 people suffered injuries from the crash operated by Eleuthera Adventure Tours Limited and organized by Carnival Cruise Line shore excursion Cathedral Cove, Ocean Hole and Rock Sound Island Tour.

Two Holland America Line ships collide

May 04, 2019

Two Holland America Line cruise ships collided today, May 4, at Canada Place in Port Vancouver, Canada. According to reports, the cruise ship ms Oosterdam hit the Nieuw Amsterdam during a docking maneuver. The allision happen stern to stern when Oosterdam was backing in while the Nieuw Amsterdam was already stationed at the dock.

Cruise ship comes to help Oasis of the Seas crew members

Apr 02, 2019

2000 crew members were evacuated from Oasis of the Seas after a large crane crashed on the cruise ship during dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The incident caused the ship to list on one side and parts of the dry dock are damaged. All the crew were safely evacuated on land and expected to stay overnight in Freeport city, Grand Bahamas.

8 Injured after crane falls on Oasis of the Seas

Apr 02, 2019

A large construction crane collapsed today on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas during the dry dock refurbishment at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard. Eight people are reported injured in the incident, company officials said.

“We are responding to a construction site incident at the Great Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in dry dock.”

Viking Sky Engine Failure Caused by Low Oil Level

Mar 27, 2019

After investigating the incident Norwegian Maritime Authority announced today that the cruise ship Viking Sky motors failed because of relatively low oil levels in the engines. Lars Alvestad, the head of Norway's Maritime Authority, said that low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the engine failure that stranded Viking Sky over the weekend while the vessel was sailing from Tromso to Stavanger with 1,400 passengers and crew on board.

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