Carnival Glory accidents and incidents



Length (LOA)
290 m / 951 ft

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CruiseMapper's Carnival Glory cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 3581-passenger vessel owned by Carnival Cruise Line. Our Carnival Glory accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • pier collision/allision – 2011 (Miami Florida USA)
  • lifeboats (2012)
  • deaths – overboard (2008-crew, 2015), 2008 (cave tubing in Belize), 2011, 2012, 2005 (crew), 2016 (snuba diving in St Kitts), 2017 (Grand Cayman snorkeling; kid)
  • injuries/crimes – overboard/rescued (2007), 2009 (robbery in Nassau), 2010 (Canada)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew)- 2010 (113 / 13), 2012 (205 / 3)
  • medevacs – 2012
Date Accident
  07 March 2018 Structural and Technical Issues

On March 7, 2018, soon after leaving call port of San Juan (Puerto Rico), the liner dropped anchor and subsequently lost a portion (several hundred feet) of its starboard anchor chain and the anchor itself. Reportedly, the chain got stuck after leaving port, so it was cut in order to allow departure.

The incident occurred during 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise (itinerary March 3-10) roundtrip from homeport Miami Florida to Half Moon Cay (Bahamas), St Thomas Island, Puerto Rico and Grand Turk Island.

  14 October 2017 Crew / Passenger Deaths

On October 14, 2017, an 8-year-old female passenger died at ~ 8:15 am after falling 2 decks down to the ship’s Atrium lobby floor (deck 3). The girl went over deck 5’s railings during the debarkation in Miami, while her family was using the elevator. The accident occurred in the very end of a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise (itinerary Oct 7-14) to Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize City and Cozumel.

  14 August 2017 Crew / Passenger Deaths

On August 14, 2017, a 70-year-old female passenger died ashore, while snorkeling in Grand Cayman. According to local police, the accident occurred at ~11 am at Coral Gardens (North Sound). The elderly woman (of US origin) was pulled out from the water into the tour boat, where CPR were performed and oxygen was given to her. Then she was brought to the shore (at Yacht Club dock, West Bay) and treated by paramedics. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

The ship was on 7-day Western Caribbean cruise (itinerary Aug 12-19) from Miami, also visiting Roatan Island, Belize City and Cozumel (Mexico).

  01 February 2016 Crew / Passenger Deaths

On February 1, 2016, a male passenger died on a sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines snuba diving excursion in St Kitts. Unofficially was reported that the called ambulance arrived at the beach ~20 min late, and was not equipped with defibrillator. The ship was on 10-day repositioning cruise (itinerary Jan 23 - Feb 2) from Miami to San Juan Puerto Rico (one-way).

  19 August 2015 Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On August 19, 2015, a 65-year-old female passenger fell overboard in Honduran waters, approx 5 ml / 8 km off Isla Roatan. The body was found on the same day by a Honduran Navy vessel. The ship was on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise from Miami and en-route from Roatan to Grand Cayman.

  08 March 2015 Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On March 8, 2015, during the night, a 21-year-old male passenger jumped overboard from his cabin’s balcony into the water. The accident was caught on CCTV camera, and occurred when the ship was in Bahamian waters, approx 6 ml / 10 km south of Abaco Island. USCG search and rescue operations lasted 3 days, covering an area of over 4700 ml2 (~12200 km2). The body was never found.

  14 November 2012 Structural and Technical Issues

On November 14, 2012, one of the ship’s lifeboats (number 2) experienced engine malfunction and was temporarily noted "out of service". On December 4, the repaired boat was tested successfully.

  05 August 2012 Crew / Passenger Deaths

On August 5, 2012, a female passenger died ashore while the ship was in Rhode Island waters. After suffering a medical emergency, the woman was medevaced via USCG helicopter and transported to a local hospital where her condition worsened.

  August 2012 Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

August 2012, CDC reported on voyage Aug 6 to 11, a Norovirus outbreak affected a total of 205 passengers (out of 3652, or 5,6%) and 3 crew (out of 1144, or 0,3%). The ship operated on a Canada New England cruise from homeport Boston MA.

  03 June 2012 Structural and Technical Issues

On June 3, 2012, while docked in homeport Boston MA, the ship’s gangway (telescopic bridge for passengers) punctured a hole in one of the lifeboats (number 17). The boat was taken out of service.

  15 May 2011 Ship Collision / Allision

(pier collision) May 15, 2011, the ship was being moored in Port of Miami (at Pier D), with 9 of all 20 mooring lines already pier-connected. Suddenly, the ship was hit by a squall (sharp increase in wind speed) exceeding 50 mph (80 kph). All bow thrusters (forward propulsion units) were used for maneuvering back into pier. Due to misalignment between vessel and pier, its gangway (telescopic bridge for passengers) contacted and seriously damaged one of the lifeboats (number 10).

The boat was taken out of service, which was the reason for PortMiami authorities to reduce the ship’s passenger capacity to 4420 from 4760. The gangway sustained only minor damages. The repaired lifeboat was re-loaded on the ship after the voyage was finished and the vessel returned to homeport Miami.

Note: This type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

  19 February 2011 Crew / Passenger Deaths

On February 19, 2011, while the ship was en-route to Miami, a 76-year-old male passenger was found dead in his cabin (death from natural causes).

  October 2010 Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

October 2010, CDC reported on voyage Oct 9 to 16, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 113 passengers (out of 3003, or 3,8%) and 13 crew (out of 1169, or 1,7%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on a 7-day Caribbean cruise from homeport Norfolk VA.

  01 September 2010 Crew / Passenger Crimes

(sexual) On September 1, 2010, a 26-year-old male crew was arrested in Halifax NS for smuggling child pornography into Canada. He was working on the ship as assistant cabin steward and had the photos on his laptop computer.

  14 October 2009 Crew / Passenger Crimes

On October 14, 2009, 11 passengers on a Nassau city tour by taxi were robbed at gunpoint by 2 masked men. The incident happened at ~11 am at the Queen’s Staircase (aka “66 steps”).

  24 September 2008 Crew / Passenger Deaths

On September 24, 2008, a 52-year-old female passenger died from drowning in Belize. The incident occurred during a sponsored by Carnival cave tubing excursion on Caves Branch River. The excursion was attended by over 300 other passengers. According to her husband, toward the tour’s end, strong currents pushed them toward the cave walls and sucked them beneath the water. All future tour sales were suspended and an investigation was launched.

  01 February 2008 Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On February 1, 2008, the ship was en-route from Port Canaveral to Nassau on a Western Caribbean itinerary to Bahamas, Belize and Cozumel Mexico. A 46-year-old crew (of Indian origin) was reported missing after failing to show for work. He was presumed fell overboard and dead. USCG was notified, but they didn’t find the body.

  03 August 2007 Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

On August 3, 2007, a 16-year-old male passenger sustained a serous head injury after diving headfirst into the ship's swimming pool. The boy was medevaced, forcing the vessel to return to homeport Port Canaveral FL ~6 hours after departure.

  16 March 2007 Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(overboard) On March 16, 2007, a 35-year-old male passenger was miraculously rescued ~8 hours after he fell overboard approx 30 ml / 50 km east of Fort Lauderdale FL. The ship was en-route to Nassau Bahamas, when the intoxicated man jumped through a window, falling from ~60 ft / 18 m into the water.

  11 August 2005 Crew / Passenger Deaths

On August 11, 2005, a 30-year-old crew was found dead in his cabin. The man worked on the ship as musician, He was presumed dead by natural causes.

  14 June 2005 Other Incidents

On June 14, 2005, the shipowner Carnival Corporation was fined USD 65,000 because the company didn’t provide the USCG with the names lists (passengers and crew) and the ship’s ports of call list. Because of this incident, two Carnival cruise vessels (Glory and Carnival Victory) were also not allowed to dock in call ports Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas USVI) and San Juan (Puerto Rico). The operator Carnival Cruise Lines blamed the issue on a “computer glitch”.

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