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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.

Crew member dies of heart attack on TUI cruise ship

Feb 02, 2019

A Filipino crew member who was working for the German cruise company TUI Cruises died of cardiac arrest. The cabin attendant Syne Diente age 39, passed away on January 12, 2019, onboard the cruise ship Mein Schiff 1. Ship’s medical personnel was alarmed by his cabin mate and quickly responded to the scene, but unfortunately, it was too late. His fellow shipmate send the following message:

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Royal Caribbean Crew Member

Jan 25, 2019

We are deeply saddened to announce that the U.S. Coast Guard has ended their search for the Royal Caribbean crew member who went overboard from the cruise ship Majesty of the Seas. After 24 hours search and covering more than 1,388 square miles the missing crew member who was working in the bar department, was not located.

Princess Cruises To Pay $360k After The Death of Filipino Crew Member

Jan 22, 2019

Princess Cruises was sentenced to pay a $360,000 dollars in reparation to the family of the Filipino crew member Allan Navales, who died on the cruise ship Emerald Princess in 2017. Dunedin District Court verdict, announced this week, states that Princess Cruises needs to pay $250,000 in reparation for consequential loss and $110,000 in emotional harm reparation.

7th anniversary of Costa Concordia disaster - We will never forget these heroes

Jan 13, 2019

Today, January 13, 2019, marks the 7th anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster which left 32 dead and 4,000 passengers and crew traumatized, after the cruise ship run aground at Isola del Giglio, an island off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.

Wave of Emotions - Carnival Crew Say Final Farewell to Their Beloved Assistant Maitre D'

Jan 10, 2019

A touching tribute was held in the port of Galveston for the crew member Charnel Rego who died suddenly onboard Carnival Freedom. With tears in their eyes, and wave of emotions, many crew and officers attended the ceremony in front of Carnival Freedom on January 5, 2019. The tribute has been marked with an emotional flower-laying ceremony into the sea by a group of Charnel’s closest friends.

Family and Friends Say Final Farewell to Carnival Horizon Cast Member Alicia Darling

Jan 09, 2019

Hundreds of friends, relatives, and colleagues expressed their heartfelt condolences to Darling family and Dermot Doyle for the sudden loss of Alicia Darling. Alicia passed away on January 5, 2019, on the cruise ship Carnival Horizon.

Cast Member Dies on Carnival Horizon

Jan 08, 2019

A staff member, part of Carnival Horizon Playlist Productions cast team has ended her life, reports Cruise Hive. According to this popular cruise website the tragic event on Horizon happened during the December 29, voyage.

Crew Member Dies in Fall on Oceania Riviera

Jan 05, 2019

A tragedy shocked the community of Bacoli in Italy, following the sudden death of Giuliano De Cicco who fell from the deck of a cruise ship docked in the Port Miami reports the Italian media. Giuliano De Cicco, age 38, was working as Assistant Destination Manager on Oceania Cruises ship Riviera.

Crew Member Dies Onboard Oceania Riviera

Jan 02, 2019

Oceania Cruises say a crew member has died today aboard Oceania Riviera. The cruise ship arrived at Port Miami later than expected and many passengers expressed their frustration because of the delayed embarkation, not knowing what was going on.

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Harmony of the Seas Entertainer

Dec 28, 2018

We are saddened to report that the US Coast Guard has suspended its search for the missing cruise ship entertainer who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas. The search operation for the missing Arron Hough, age 20, from Sunderland lasted for about 83 hours, covering 3,707 square miles, with three different aircrafts and Cutter Resolute. The search proved to be to no avail and the missing staff member was not found.

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