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.

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. 

Crewmember dies on board Carnival Conquest

Sep 16, 2019

We are deeply saddened to report that a crew member has passed away on board the cruise ship Carnival Conquest. Harry Soelistijono age 66, from Indonesia died on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Harry was a true veteran working for Carnival Cruise Line for over 35 years. In the past 17 years, he was working on the position Headwaiter and was well known by many Carnival team members and guests.

Crew Member Dies Onboard Norwegian Joy

Jul 23, 2019

A crew member aboard the Norwegian Cruise ship, Norwegian Joy, has died on 9 July 2019. The 29-year-old crew member from Mauritius, Chandraprakash Beersee, passed away in his cabin on Norwegian Joy, while the vessel was sailing to Juneau, Alaska. According to reports, the cause of death was a heart attack while the crew member was sleeping. Chandraprakash was a talented pastry chef who has boarded the vessel three weeks before his death on 15 June 2019.

In Memoriam: Silvio Gentile - Carnival Cruise Line Director of Scheduling & Compliance

Jul 13, 2019

Silvio Gentile, Carnival Cruise Line Director of Scheduling and Compliance, has passed away from a heart attack ten days ago in Miami, Florida. With the sudden death of Silvio Gentile, Carnival lost a great professional and a visionary, but most of all an exceptional human who has impacted the lives of many onboard Carnival cruise ships.

Coast Guard stops search for missing Carnival Victory crew member

Jul 07, 2019

The US Coast Guard has ended the search for the crewmember who fell from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. 

Indian Crew Member Dies Aboard Costa Cruise Ship

Jul 04, 2019

We are very sad to report that an Indian crew member employed by the Italian company Costa Cruises, died from a heart attack onboard the cruise ship Costa Luminosa.

Serbian Crew Member Found Dead On Princess Cruise Ship

May 05, 2019

Several people have informed Crew Center that a crew member died onboard the Princess Cruises ship Island Princess. The crew member is a Serbian National working in the Galley Department onboard Island Princess. According to reports, the crew member was discovered dead in his cabin yesterday. Some people are saying that it is an apparent suicide but this is not confirmed. At this moment we are not disclosing the crew member’s name. 

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