cruise accidents

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.

Club Med 2 runs aground on a sandbar off the coast of Panama

Feb 21, 2023

About 316 passengers were stranded for nearly twenty hours when the five-masted schooner Club Med 2 plowed into a sand bar off the coast of Panama.

Video: MSC Musica Breaks Away From Moorings at Port of Rio de Janeiro

Feb 06, 2023

On Friday afternoon, a cruise ship at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil broke away from its moorings and went adrift. MSC Musica was moored at Pier Mauá when an exceptionally powerful wind caused the ship's lines to part and she drifted away from her moorings. The ship quickly restored the mooring lines with the help of a tugboat. Luckily no damages or injuries have been reported.

Cruise Ship Experiences Mooring Line Problem in Auckland

Jan 27, 2023

Auckland ferry services have been disrupted for an hour today after a mooring line problem on the cruise ship Noordam. The ship operated by Holland America Line arrived in Auckland this morning and berthed at Princes Wharf.

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.

Aida Cruises Ship Damaged While Docking in Hamburg

Dec 09, 2022

The cruise ship Aidabella collided with the dock at the Hamburg cruise terminal in Germany, causing dents, paint scrapes, and damage to stern. The incident happened at around 8 a.m.

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.

Coast Guard investigates Norwegian Pearl collision with fishing vessel

Aug 03, 2022

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation is underway into the collision between the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl and the fishing vessel Gabby G.

The Gabby G, was returning to port when it struck the Norwegian pearl, which was on its way to Bermuda, the Coast Guard said. The crash happened at 2:25 a.m. in rainy conditions about 35 miles southeast of Nantucket.

Norwegian Sun Hits Iceberg in Alaska

Jun 27, 2022

The cruise ship Norwegian Sun came in contact with a small iceberg due to thick fog during its voyage to Alaska. As a result, the vessel was forced to skip a port of call and proceed to Juneau to assess the damage.

Harmony of the Seas hits dock extension in Falmouth, Jamaica

May 28, 2022

Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas hit the dock extension as it entered Jamaica's Falmouth Harbor on Thursday. The incident happen just hours after a Carnival Cruise ship caught fire in Grand Turk.

Royal Caribbean said that the damage on the ship was small and that it would not affect the current sailing.

Cargo vessel hits Mariner of the Seas in Freeport

Apr 21, 2022

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas had an unfortunate accident in the Bahamas, the cruise ship was hit by the cargo vessel Tropic Freedom. According to passengers onboard, Tropic Freedom came alongside the harbor’s edge at speed, hit the concrete edge of the dock, and then lodged itself into Mariner of the Seas, which caused a lot of noise and shook the vessel.