Celebrity Infinity cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9189421, owned by the Celebrity Cruises line (a Royal Caribbean brand). Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires, collisions, Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.
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Celebrity Infinity accidents & incidents
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- January 2005, a passenger reported a cruise cabin fire incident on deck 7, causing a severe damage to stateroom number 7067.
- June 23, 2010, when the vessel was docked in Skagway Alaska, an electrical fire incident caused power loss for a ~3 hours in the evening.
Pier collision accident
- June 3, 2016, while docking in port Ketchikan (Alaska), at ~ 2 pm the ship hit Berth 3. The accident resulted in damages to both the vessel and the dock. According to the Harbormaster, the damage made the dock unusable until fixed. Repairs could cost between USD 2-3 million. Damages included the metal bridge and two of all three mooring dolphins. After the collision the Celebrity cruise ship was docked on Berth 2. The vessel sustained hull damages (a small hole and a minor scratch) both above waterline. No taking on water, listing or any injuries were reported. Gust winds in the area were around 45 mph / 70 kph. Repairs at Berth 3 started on June 7 with scheduled finish on July 5. The accident occurred on the ship’s 7-day Alaskan cruise (itinerary May 29 – June 5) roundtrip from Vancouver Canada to Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Ketchikan.
- Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).
- June 2001, two Alaskan sailings were cancelled due to engine problems.
- April 2002, two sailings were canceled, allowing the ship to enter dry-dock for propulsion system repairs.
- January 29, 2003, engine issues forced the line to end early the Panama Canal transition cruise. According to schedule, it was planned to end in San Diego CA (on Feb 2) but was ended in Acapulco Mexico (on Jan 30). Next three scheduled Mexican Riviera itineraries (Feb 2, 13 and 23) were cancelled for drydock repairs (replacement of the portside Azipod’s bearing).
- March 9, 2004, on a South American voyage, the vessel experienced propulsion issues and operated at reduced cruising speed (max 18 mph / 30 kph) which caused itinerary changes.
- March 23, 2005, the 10-nights Hawaiian Islands cruise from Ensenada Mexico was cancelled to allow the ship to enter drydock for repairs (replacement of the starboard Azipod’s bearing /propulsion unit). Booked passengers received full refunds and free Celebrity cruise certificates (10-days or shorter itinerary).
- July 16, 2006, propulsion problems leading to reduced speed resulted in itinerary changes on a round-trip Alaskan cruise from homeport Vancouver BC. The call port Sitka AK was dropped. The vessel also arrived ~2 hours late in Vancouver. As compensation, passengers received US$500 in onboard credit per cabin, US$200 per person onboard credit for a future Celebrity cruise, plus US$100 PP for flights change fees. The next sailing (July 18) was delayed by 1 day. Sitka AK was again skipped, while the Hubbard Glacier stay was shortened. All passengers received US$500 per cabin onboard credit plus US$200 onboard credit for their next Celebrity cruise booking.
- The September 13, 2006 voyage was cancelled for drydock repairs. The ship’s starboard Azipod was replaced.
- December 3, 2006, the ship was on a 14-days (Nov 19 – Dec 3) South America cruise from Florida (Fort Lauderdale) to Chile (Valparaiso, port to Santiago). When the propulsion system failed (starboard Azipod), the vessel had to stay an extra day (~25 hours) in call port Lima Peru for repairs. The call port Arica Chile was dropped. Passengers were compensated for the inconvenience with US$ 500 in onboard credit per cabin.
- June 20, 2010, the docked in Ketchecan Alaska ship delayed its departure by ~6 hours due to mechanical problems. The bridge was unable to command the engines. The incident caused an itinerary change (Tracy Arm Fjord was dropped).
- August 23, 2012, USCG reported a “material failure” (unspecified issue).
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- Fortunately, no such accidents were reported so far.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- Fortunately, no such incidents were reported so far.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- On two consecutive sailings in January 2005 (Jan 3 to 17, and Jan 17 to 31) passengers reported hundreds of passengers (over 800 on both voyages) affected by major Norovirus cruise outbreaks. On the second voyage, the illness outbreak was even called “epidemic” (with 600+ infected). Crew was cleaning constantly and sanitizing everything, the food was served with latex gloves, the buffet was also waiter-served.
- July 2006, CDC reported on the voyage July 9 to 16, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 105 passengers (out of 2282, or 4,6%) and 20 crew (out of 952, or 2,1%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on a 7-day Alaskan cruise round-trip from homeport Vancouver BC.
- March-April 2013, CDC reported on voyage Mar 17 to Apr 1, a Noro virus outbreak affected 101 passengers (out of 2086, or 4,8%) and 17 crew (out of 927, or 2,1%). The ship was on a 14-day Caribbean cruise from homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) Florida.
- March-April 2015, CDC reported on voyage Mar 29 to Apr 13, a Norovirus outbreak affected 106 passengers (out of 2117, or 5%) and 6 crew (out of 964, or 0,6%). The ship was on a 15-nights Panama Canal transition cruise from Fort Lauderdale FL to San Diego CA. On a previous 14-nights cruise in South America (Feb 15 to Mar 1 roundtrip from Buenos Aires Argentina), passengers reported an illness outbreak which affected between 1/3 to 1/2 of all people on the ship. The sick were suffering from influenza-like symptoms, many also experiencing respiratory system problems.
- November 20, 2015, the ship experienced an unreported illness outbreak, arriving under “Code Red” in homeport San Diego CA. The incident occurred during the 15-days Panama Canal cruise itinerary Florida-California (westbound transition Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, Nov 5-20). Passenger embarkation for the next scheduled sailing (the reverse / eastbound Panama Canal transition Nov 20 – Dec 5) was delayed due to cleaning procedures.
- Note: When the itinerary doesn’t include US cruise ports, the ship is not required to report to CDC, thus no official illness report would be issued.
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