Crystal Symphony

Crystal Symphony
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Crystal Symphony cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9066667, owned by Genting Hong Kong (GHK) and operated by its subsidiary – the Crystal Cruises line. Among the unfortunate events at sea are pollution, Norovirus outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Crystal Symphony position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 51,000-ton 900-passenger Crystal cruise ship Symphony was built in 1995 by the Kvaerner Masa shipbuilding company in Finland.

Crystal Symphony accidents & incidents

Crystal Symphony accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Crystal Symphony CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Crystal ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and Coast Guard reports.

Here we also post updates on Crystal Symphony cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

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This is link to the ship’s official site CrystalCruises.com.

Technical incidents

  • March 16, 2003, the cruise ship was accused of water pollution for illegally dumping its wastewater into the MBNMS waters (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary). The Monterey’s sanctuary is a protected marine area, stretching ~300 ml / 480 km along the Central California’s coastline (between San Luis Obispo County and Marin County). The incident – acknowledged by the shipowner – was a violation of the company’s own environmental policies, a really bad publicity for this ultra-luxury cruise line.
  • December 29, 2006, while operating on a South American cruise itinerary, the vessel was crossings through Drake Passage in rough seas. A rogue wave hit the ship, breaking a window in passenger cabin (forward-portside on deck 5). As a result, the stateroom was flooded, as well as the adjacent cabins and hallways. No injuries were reported. On Dec 30, the ship arrived unscheduled and anchored off the call port Ushuaia (Argentina) where the necessary repairs were made.
  • October 23, 2012, the ship’s departure from call port Montreal (Quebec, Canada) was delayed by nearly 1 day due to propulsion problems requiring significant repairs. The scheduled departure was at 6 pm (Oct 22). The incident resulted in an itinerary change – the call port Quebec City was dropped.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • Fortunately, no such tragic accidents were officially reported so far.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • Fortunately, there are no such incidents officially reported so far.

Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks

  • April 2005, CDC reported on voyage April 14 to 25, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 20 passengers (out of 570, or 3,5%) and 3 crew (out of 560, or 0,5%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, with predominant being diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship operated on a 11-days Caribbean itinerary from homeport Fort Lauderdale Florida.
  • November 2010, CDC reported on voyage November 2 to 21, a Noro virus outbreak affected 37 passengers (out of 814, or 4,6%) and 14 crew (out of 569, or 2,5%). CDC inspection officers boarded the ship in call port San Pedro CA for health assessment and evaluation.
  • April-May 2013, CDC reported on voyage April 29 to May 6, a major Norovirus outbreak infected a total of 125 passengers (out of 816, or 15,3%) and 22 crew (out of 571, or 3,9%). CDC inspection officers boarded the ship in call port Los Angeles CA for health assessment and evaluation.
  • 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.

Crystal Symphony current position


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