Vision Of The Seas cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9116876, 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.
Here you can also track MS Vision Of The Seas position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 78,350-ton 2450-passenger Royal Caribbean cruise ship Vision was built in 1998 by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipbuilding company in France.
Vision Of The Seas accidents & incidents
At the Vision 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.
Here we also post updates on Royal Caribbean Vision Of The Seas 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.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 Vision Of The Seas ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.
This is link to the ship’s official site RoyalCaribbean.com.
- August 9, 2003, while sailing in Alaska, propulsion motors malfunctioning caused the ship to leave 17 hours late the call port Ketchikan AK.
- February 19, 2006, the Mazatlan port call was dropped due to propulsion system problems (short circuit in the propulsion motor starboard). The incident caused operation at reduced cruising speed. The problems occurred first on Feb 9 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, while the vessel maneuvered for docking. Then it caused several hours late arrival in homeport Los Angeles CA. and on the next itinerary Puerto Vallarta port was skipped. As compensation, all passengers received US$100 in onboard credit. Those on the shortened sailing received US$200 in onboard credit. On both voyages, they were given the option to cancel at the last minute (without refund).
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- December 19, 2012, a male passenger died ashore during a sponsored by Royal Caribbean shore excursion in Dominica. The deceased (Jim Caves, from Riverside CA) was snorkeling when felt sick, experiencing difficulties in breathing. The man was transported to a local hospital where he died.
- December 9, 2017, a 24-year-old male crew was reported missing and presumably overboard. The man was from Mauritius. He checked into his shift (as swimming pool attendant on deck 9) at 5 am and disappeared sometime thereafter. The accident occurred in the beginning of a 5-day Western Caribbean cruise (itinerary Dec 9-14) roundtrip from Galveston to Mexico (Costa Maya, and Cozumel).
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- July 18, 2003, when the ship docked in Skagway AK, a 28-year-old male passenger was arrested and charged for sexual assault of a 22-year-old female passenger. The incident happened near Glacier Bay, Alaska.
- February 22, 2006, a 35-year-old female passenger reported a sexual assault. The woman (from Sacramento CA) was assaulted and also battered by one of the ship’s security guards, who entered her cabin. During the incident, the ship was on a Mexico Riviera cruise (Feb 19 – 22). Lawsuit was filed on August 8, 2006.
- December 20, 2012, a 59-year-old male passenger was forcibly removed from the ship in St John’s, Antigua. The forced disembarkation was due to an altercation incident, in which he attacked a 53-year-old male passenger (who used a service dog). The attacker was removed for violating the line’s guest conduct policy (inappropriate/abusive behavior). The ship was on a 6-day cruise from homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale FL), which started on Dec 14.
- December 8, 2014, a 59-year-old male passenger suffered from heart attack and had to be medevaced to tampa by USCG assets sent from St Petersburg, Florida.
- December 29, 2015, the ship made an unplanned stop in call port Cozumel (Mexico) to offload two passengers. Initially were reported two bodies being offloaded (in body bags) and carried away by two ambulances. Later, the ship’s Captain announced via the PA system that due to illness two passengers were disembarked in Cozumel. On Dec 23, he made another announcement about both of them being well. One of them even rejoined the ship on Dec 24 (scheduled stop in Cozumel). The incident occurred on a 7-days Western Caribbean Christmas cruise from Tampa FL (roundtrip itinerary Dec 19-26) with call ports Roatan (Honduras), Belize City, Costa Maya (Mexico) and Cozumel.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- March 6, 2010, according to local media news reports, 348 people (of all 1987 passengers and 765 crew) suffered from Norovirus symptoms when the vessel was anchored in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The itinerary started in Santos, Brazil, and included as ports of call Buzios, Rio and Ilhabela.
- February 2013, CDC reported on the voyage Feb 25 to Mar 8, a Norovirus outbreak affected 118 passengers (out of 1991, or 5,9%) and 3 crew (out of 765, or 0,4%). All sick experienced the Norovirus symptoms (Gastrointestinal disease) of vomiting and diarrhea. The next departure from homeport Miami FL was delayed for extensive sanitizing.
- 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.
On the above map you can track MS Vision Of The Seas cruise ship’s position now. It shows the vessel’s current location at sea (or in port) by live tracking of its IMO number 9116876. If you lose the ship on the map, please reload this page.