Celebrity Reflection accidents and incidents



Length (LOA)
319 m / 1047 ft

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CruiseMapper's Celebrity Reflection cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 3655-passenger vessel owned by Celebrity Cruises. Our Celebrity Reflection accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

  • propulsion/power loss – 2012, 2014
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew)- 2012 (173 / 3)
  • injuries/crimes – sexual (2014), 2013 (robbery in Naples Italy)
  • medevacs – 2017
Date Accident
  November 2017 Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

In November 2017, CDC reported on itinerary Nov 17-27), a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 173 passengers (out of 3034, or 5,7%) and 3 crew (out of 1240, or 0,2%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on 10-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from homeport Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to St Kitts, Barbados, St Lucia, Martinique and Antigua.

  20 April 2017 Coast Guard Medevacs

On April 20, 2017, a 47-year-old male passenger in “medical distress” was medevaced (airlifted) by USCG helicopter (MH-65 Dolphin) and transported to San Juan City Hospital (Puerto Rico). The ship was approx 55 km (35 ml) north of San Juan Puerto Rico and en-route from St Kitts Island back to homeport Miami.

  2016 Other Incidents

(itinerary changes) For the whole 2016, Celebrity Cruises cancelled the Reflection ship’s visits (overnights) to call port Istanbul Turkey. The changes were due to Salipazari Port (Galataport) construction project. The development of Istanbul’s cruise port Galataport was completed in 2018.

  07 July 2014 Structural and Technical Issues

On July 7, 2014, during 10-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise from homeport Civitavecchia-Rome (Italy), mechanical problems (unspecified issue) forced the vessel to spend an overnight in Civitavecchia. The embarkation was delayed until July 5, and the ship left port at 3 pm. The incident caused itinerary change – call port Messina (Sicily Italy) was dropped.

As compensation, all passengers received US$200 per cabin in onboard credit, plus US$50 credit for 3rd and 4th passenger.

  July 2014 Crew / Passenger Crimes

(sexual / law news) On July 23, 2015, a 20-year-old male passenger (of Scottish origin) was charged with sexual assaulting a female passenger on the ship in July 2014. He and the young woman (a student from England) met at a bar on the ship. He spiked her beverage, then assaulted her and tried to rape her.

  28 July 2013 Crew / Passenger Crimes

On July 28, 2013, a female passenger (of British origin) was robbed ashore while the ship was docked in call port Naples Italy. The robbers – two brothers of Italian origin (aged 24 and 36) – were on a scooter and were soon apprehended by the police. They have targeted the woman for wearing an expensive Rolex watch (worth ~EUR 12,000). The watch was returned to the woman. During the incident she was injured and later treated at the ship’s infirmary.

  19 November 2012 Propulsion / Power Loss

On November 19, 2012, the newly launched cruise vessel experienced a technical problem during the Transatlantic repositioning cruise from Europe to Florida. The voyage started in Barcelona Spain. After leaving call port Malaga Spain, the scheduled stay in Canary Islands (call port Tenerife) was dropped and the ship proceeded directly with the Atlantic Ocean crossing to Caribbean and Florida (Port Everglades).

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