Majesty Of The Seas cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 8819512, owned by Royal Caribbean. Among the unfortunate events at sea are Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), shore excursion incidents, machinery malfunctions.
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Majesty Of The Seas accidents & incidents
At the Majesty Of The Seas CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Royal Caribbean 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.
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- Majesty of the Seas is the Royal Caribbean;s third (last) Sovereign-class vessel – preceded by Sovereign of the Seas (1988) and Monarch of the Seas (1992).
- February 5, 2004, at ~5 am, a fire broke out in the kitchen area of the buffet restaurant “Windjammer Cafe”. All passengers had to stay for ~20 min at their respective muster stations, until the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported. The buffet remained closed through the end of the itinerary.
- April 27, 2015, the ship was dry-docked in Freeport, Bahamas, to fix a propulsion problem resulting in oil leaking. RCI canceled the April 7th’s 4-night Bahamas cruise. All booked passengers were fully refunded, and also received free Royal Caribbean cruise certificates.
- February 13, 2017, due to safety issues regarding the onboard life-saving equipment, the ship’s departure from Port Canaveral Florida was delayed. The issue was found by the USCG during the vessel’s annual routine safety check.
- September 8, 2017, cruise itinerary Sept 8-11 (3-day Bahamas from Port Canaveral, call ports Nassau and Coco Cay) was cancelled due to hurricane Irma. All cancelled bookings received 100% future RCI cruise credit. All booked shore excursions were fully refunded. Next scheduled itinerary (Sept 15-18, 3-day Bahamas, call ports Freeport and Coco Cay) was cancelled as the ship was utilized for humanitarian efforts in the Caribbean. All bookings received a full refund of the fare and fees, plus 25% future RCI credit (based on paid fare, if booked by Oct 15th).
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- March 17, 2005, a 29-year-old crew (working on the ship as cabin steward) went overboard somewhere between Key West Florida and The Bahamas. The man was reported missing, and later presumed dead. On Dec 14, his family filed lawsuit against Royal Caribbean International for US$10 million.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- April 14, 1999, a bus crash accident on a sponsored by Royal Caribbean shore excursion in Jamaica resulted in 25 passengers being injured. Of them, 7 were medevaced by USCG back to Miami. The incident was caused by brake failure.
- April 25, 2008, a family of 5 was removed from the ship on the second day of their voyage when their 7-month-old baby girl showed illness symptoms similar to Norovirus (vomiting and diarrhea). The ship’s doctor advised advanced treatment in a hospital ashore. They were disembarked in Nassau. The local doctor diagnosed the baby with a cold, not dehydration, and signed a form that cleared her to travel. However, the vessel had already left the port, also leaving the whole family in The Bahamas, and without passports. They a total of US$1,700 on medical expenditures, emergency passports and flight tickets. And this was additional to their 5-night Bahamas cruise from Miami. First, Royal Caribbean refused to reimburse them for the expenses, but after the case got media attention, the line agreed to provide them with a full cruise refund, plus reimbursement for the flights back home.
- December 11, 2009, USCG found alive a 31-year-old crew who earlier fell overboard and was reported missing. When the incident occurred, the ship was ~ 5 ml / 8 km off Fowey Rocks Light (on Key Biscayne island, Cape Florida). The man (Robert Mado, working on the ship as assistant purser) was reported missing at ~4:30 am, when the ship was near the Biscayne Bay lagoon (South Florida, USA). Two hours after the distress call was issued, USCG found the man alive. The ship was en-route from Key West Fl to homeport Miami.
- February 23, 2011, a 24-year-old female passenger (of Canadian origin) suffered from sexual assault onshore in Nassau, Bahamas. The ship was on a roundtrip itinerary from Miami (departing Feb 21). The young woman traveled with her father and some friends. While the ship was docked in Nassau (Feb 23), they went ashore and in early in the evening visited a local bar named “Senor Frog’s”, located near Straw Market and close to the pier. The party left the bar and headed back to the ship, when the woman was attacked and battered by a local man, sustaining serious physical injuries. Then she was raped by another man. She was treated in a local hospital, then flew back home from Nassau.
- May 21, 2014, while the ship was ~4 ml / 7 km from homeport Miami, a 32-year-old male passenger (of Swedish origin) fell and sustained a serious injury of the head. In a critical condition, the man was medevaced by Miami Fire Rescue team and transported to Mercy Hospital. The ship was en-route to Key West from Miami.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- January 18, 2014, when the ship returned to homeport Miami after a 5-day cruise to Bahamas, a Norovirus outbreak had affected a total of 64 passengers and 2 crew. All sick experienced the Norovirus symptoms (Gastrointestinal disease) of vomiting and diarrhea. Strangely, no official CDC report was issued on the incident.
- 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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