Adventure Of The Seas accidents and incidents

Adventure Of The Seas cruise ship


Length (LOA)
311 m / 1020 ft

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CruiseMapper's Adventure Of The Seas cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 4058-passenger vessel owned by Royal Caribbean. Our Adventure Of The Seas 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could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.

  • engine room fire - 2012
  • propulsion/power loss – 2014 (twice)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew)- 2006 (129 / 1), 2014-UK (93 / 4)
  • deaths – 2010, overboard (2014)
  • injuries/crimes – 2016 (jeep crash in Antigua)
  • medevacs - 2018
  12 July 2018Coast Guard Medevacs

On July 12, 2018, an 80-year-old female passenger (suffering a stroke) was medevaced from the ship approx 240 km (150 ml) off Wilmington (North Carolina) coast. USCG Base Elizabeth City (NC) dispatched a helicopter crew. The elderly woman and a crew nurse were airlifted and transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington NC).

The incident occurred at the end of 7-day Florida-Bahamas cruise (itinerary July 6-13) roundtrip from homeport Cape Liberty NJ (NYC) to Port Canaveral, Coco Cay and Nassau.

  September 2017Other Incidents

Itinerary September 30 – October 7 (7-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from San Juan Puerto Rico) was officially cancelled. The reason was that the ship was chartered for evacuation (to Fort Lauderdale FL) and humanitarian operations in Puerto Rico and USVI (St Thomas and St Croix). In September 2017, the Caribbean was devastated by hurricane Irma (category 5 tropical storm).

  16 August 2016Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

On August 16, 2016, a total of 9 cruise passengers (3 of German and 6 of US origin) were injured in a road accident during a Jeep Safari excursion. The injured were transported to the Mount St John’s Medical Centre. The open-air jeep was overtaking a tractor. The jeep’s driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle causing it to flip on its side.

The Jeep Safari tour was operated by the local operator “Tropical Adventures”. The accident occurred during 8-day round-trip San Juan Puerto Rico cruise (itinerary Aug 13-20) visiting St Maarten, St Kitts, Antigua (St Johns), St Lucia (Castries) and Barbados.

  October 2014Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

October 12, 2014, a Norovirus outbreak was reported on the 14-night Western Mediterranean cruise roundtrip from Southampton UK. A total of 93 passengers and 4 crew had the Noro virus symptoms. Next departure from Southampton was delayed due to the vessel’s full cleaning.

  23 March 2014Propulsion / Power Loss

On March 23, 2014, the ship lost propulsion, causing late arrival in homeport San Juan Puerto Rico. Further propulsion problems caused a delay of the last itinerary before the drydock repairs that started on March 30 in Freeport Bahamas.

  20 March 2014Propulsion / Power Loss

On March 20, 2014, propulsion system malfunction forced the ship to change the cruise itinerary. The problem was that the Azipod unit was loosing oil and soon shut down. To prevent oil spill incident, the ship was immediately surrounded by oil booms.

When the ship was docked in St Kitts (West Indies), the engineering crew managed to fix the Azipod problem temporarily. Since the vessel had to proceed at lower cruising speed, Royal Caribbean International changed the current cruise itinerary, canceling the Southern Caribbean ports in Aruba and Curacao and replacing them with the Eastern Caribbean ports in Antigua, St Maarten and St Croix.

  28 December 2013Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On December 28, 2013, a 26-year-old male passenger jumped overboard from the balcony of his cabin. At the time of the accident, the man (Tien Phuoc Nguyen, of Canadian origin) was influenced by alcohol and arguing with his family. After another passenger reported the jump, the ship stopped and turned around. Local authorities were alerted.

The search and rescue operation used a local patrol boat and also MH-65 Dolphin helicopters. After ~40 min an USCG helicopter arrived and assumed responsibility for the operation, while the ship continued towards San Juan. The man’s body was never found. The ship was in Puerto Rico waters, 15 nautical miles (17 ml / 28 km) east of Mona Island. This was the last night of a 7-day Caribbean cruise roundtrip from San Juan.

  13 November 2012Fire Accident

On November 13, 2012, while the ship was on a Transatlantic crossing cruise, an engine room fire incident happened. The fire caused power loss for ~2 min.

  06 March 2010Crew / Passenger Deaths

On March 6, 2010, a male Canadian passenger died collapsing while playing in the ship’s casino. The med crew succeeded in reviving him once through CPR, but the man lost pulse and stopped breathing again. They tried unsuccesfuly to revive him the second time, and pronounced him dead from natural causes.

  November 2006Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

November 2006, CDC reported on voyage Nov 5 to 12, Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 129 passengers (out of 3260, or 4%) and 1 crew (out of 1174, or 0,1%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins.

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