Majestic Princess cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9614141, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the Princess Cruises line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), pollution, machinery malfunctions.
Here you can also track MS Majestic Princess position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 142,700-ton 3600-passenger Princess cruise ship Majestic was built in 2017 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.
Majestic Princess accidents & incidents
At the Majestic Princess CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Princess cruise 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 USCG (Coast Guard) reports.
Here we also post updates on Majestic Princess 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.
You can add more details or submit your own Majestic Princess ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.
This is link to the ship’s official site Princess.com.
History, technical incidents
- Note: With the same design and similar facilities and amenities are the Princess Cruises ships Royal Princess (launched 2013) and Regal Princess (launched 2014). However, Majestic was Carnival Corporation’s ever first cruise ship designed specifically for the Chinese market.
- July 4, 2017, before departing port Xiamen China (during the “Inaugural Cruise” from Europe to Asia), there was a dockside celebration event which included hundreds of balloons (colored in yellow, red, blue and pink) released from the ship. There was a strong social media reaction on the cruise line’s Facebook post about the publicity stunt, calling it “environmentally-harmful” and criticizing the company’s conduct as “disgraceful” and “irresponsible”. The main argument was that these plastic balloons will end up in the ocean (and land) causing harm to marine species (mammals, fish, turtles) that could mistake them as food and consume them. Princess Cruises responded by claiming that balloons used in the event were “eco-friendly biodegradable”. This was opposed with negative comments about the up to 5-year period needed for a balloon to actually begin to disintegrate. Then, these smaller parts will be consumed by more marine animals causing their death. Note: In December 2016, the company was fined USD 40 million (GBP 32 million) by the “US Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division” for illegally dumping oil in the sea from the ship Caribbean Princess (plus 4 other fleetmates) since 2005. The cruise company was charged with sea pollution. Princess Cruise Lines Ltd was accused and found guilty of by-passing the vessel’s oily water separator (using a “magic pipe”), log falsifications, lying to USCG. Princess pleaded guilty to 7 charges. The USD 40 million payment was the world’s largest penalty imposed on any company for marine pollution done deliberately by ship at sea. As part of the plea agreement, company’s owner Carnival Corporation agreed to submit 78 vessels across its global fleet to a 5-year environmental compliance program. Following the lawsuit, Princess company’s president Jan Swartz published an official apology.
On the above map you can track the Majestic Princess cruise ship’s position now. It shows the vessel’s current location at sea (or in port) by live tracking of its IMO number 9614141. If you lose the ship on the map, please reload this page.