Voyager Of The Seas cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9161716, owned by Royal Caribbean. Among the unfortunate events at sea are Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.
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Voyager Of The Seas accidents & incidents
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- March 10, 2008, the ship experienced a small fire incident, that damaged its propulsion system. The result was changes in arrival/departure times in all 3 ports of call. All shore excursions were also shortened.
- November 28, 2015, the two largest cruise ships deployed in the South Pacific Ocean met in Sydney Harbour (Australia). Both Royal Caribbean ships Voyager and the Explorer of the Seas carried over 10,000 passengers/crew for the event. The Explorer was ending a 16-days Australia-New Zealand itinerary out of Fremantle/Perth (through Adelaide and Melbourne) and visited Sydney for the first time. On the same day, the Voyager departed out of Sydney on a 7-days itinerary to Melbourne and Tasmania (Hobart). The special rendezvous celebration started at 6 pm near Fort Denison, with both ships performing maneuvres and a water-supply tugboat doing a traditional water-spraying show.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- September 4, 2004, a 67-year-old female passenger jumped overboard from her cabin’s balcony. She committed suicide after losing a huge amount of money in the ship’s casino.
- July 26, 2006, on a Mediterranean cruise leaving from Rome (port Civitavecchia ), a 22-year-old female passenger fell overboard. The young woman was traveling with her parents and sister, and was last seen at ~12:30 am entering their cabin. At that time, the vessel was en-route from Civitavecchia to Naples. She was reported missing by the sister at ~7:30 am. The body was never found.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- March 9, 2009, a a female passenger sustained injuries (fractured leg and an ankle) after falling down the stairs leading from the Royal Promenade to the Casino. Since she had to be medevaced, the ship’s course was altered, which lead to 4 hours late arrival in Cozumel, Mexico, and shortened stay there. The itinerary was a roundtrip from homeport Galveston to Roatan, Cozumel and Coasta Maya.
- March 29, 2011, a female passenger was forcibly removed for violating the line’s guest conduct policy (inappropriate/abusive behavior). The woman happened to be Foxy Brown (rapper). She was involved in an altercation incident with the staff over a missed Beauty Salon appointment. The ship was operating a themed cruise “Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage” (radio show). Foxy was one of the performing on board celebrities. For her manicure appointment, she showed up 3 hours late and had to be rescheduled. Security staff removed her from the beauty parlor and sent her to her cabin. She was disembarked in Grand Cayman (Georgetown port) on March 23.
- March 25, 2012, a male passenger was medevaced by USCG helicopter sent from Belle Chase (~ 130 ml / 201 km from New Orleans). The man (experiencing stroke-like symptoms) was then transported to Touro Infirmary in NOLA.
- November 11, 2012, an 88-year-old female passenger suffered injury (fractured hip) after falling in her cabin. The elderly woman was traveling with 89-year-old her husband on a 14-day relocation cruise. She was medevaced via helicopter and transported with her husband to Royal Perth Hospital.
- April 23, 2017, a 68-year-old female passenger (suffering from broken pelvis after falling down stairs onboard) was medevaced by RACQ Rescue team (Bell 412 helicopter). The woman was airlifted and transported to Mackay Hospital (Mackay Queensland). The incident occurred while the ship was anchored near Airlie Beach (Queensland) during a 14-day repositioning cruise (itinerary April 19 – May 3) from Sydney Australia to Singapore.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- July 31, 2009, 20 passengers and 130 crew were reported suffering from H1N1 symptoms (swine flu virus) on a Mediterranean cruise from Naples Italy to ports in France and Spain. All sick were quarantined and treated on the ship. Local authorities were informed. In all ports of call, the majority of passengers were allowed to disembark.
- February 2012, CDC reported on the voyage Jan 28 to Feb 4, a Norovirus outbreak affected 248 passengers (out of 3139, or 7,9%) and 11 crew (out of 1192, or 0,9%). All sick experienced the Norovirus symptoms (Gastrointestinal disease) of vomiting and diarrhea. The next departure from homeport New Orleans Louisiana was delayed for extensive sanitizing.
- October 12, 2012, after the ship arrived in Fremantle (Perth) Australia from Singapore (14-night relocation cruise from Asia), a major Norovirus outbreak was reported affecting ~800 of the passengers (no CDC report). One of them had to be airlifted.
- November 23, 2012, when the ship returned in Sydney from 18-night New Zealand cruise, 135 passengers (~4%) were suffering from Norovirus. Next sailing’s embarkation in Sydney (Circular Quay’s Overseas terminal) was delayed due to sanitation processes. Those booked for the next sailing passengers who didn’t like cruising following the Norovirus scare were offered replacement itineraries at later dates.
- December 12, 2014, many passengers suffered from Pertussis (“Whooping cough” /bacterial respiratory disease). Symptoms are similar to common cold – runny nose, fever, mild cough. They had their blood drawn and their throats swabbed. The illness outbreak occurred during a repositioning cruise from Singapore to Australia (Sydney).
- 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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