Celebrity Beyond accidents and incidents

Celebrity Beyond cruise ship

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Length (LOA)
327 m / 1073 ft

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  • boat rescues - 2023 (23 Cubans; 200+ migrants)

29 August 2023Boat Rescue

On August 29, 2023, the scheduled call at Port Catania (Sicily Italy) was canceled as the ship changed course to assist an ongoing Italian Coastguard operation. As a result, 200+ migrants stranded on a disabled boat off Sicily were successfully rescued.

The Coastguard (Guardia Costiera) transferred the migrants to Celebrity Beyond. They were transported to Santorini Greece (the next scheduled stop) and offloaded in Port Fira/Thira.

The incident occurred at the beginning of the 12-day "Italy, Turkey and Greek Islands Cruise" (itinerary Aug 28 - Sep 8, roundtrip from Civitavecchia-Rome) with call ports in Sicily (Catania/Aug 29, canceled), Greece (Santorini Island/Aug 31, Mykonos Island/Sep 1), Turkey (Istanbul/Sep 2-3/overnight, and Kusadasi-Ephesus/Sep 4), Greece (Piraeus-Athens/Sep 5) and Italy (Naples/Sep 7).

07 January 2023Boat Rescue

On January 7, 2023, while en route from Mexico back to Florida, the ship rescued 19 Cuban refugees sailing towards the USA on a makeshift boat. Spotted in the Florida Straits, the small boat was in distress and the ship changed course to provide assistance. The rescue operation took ~2 hours. The migrants were embarked and provided with food and medical attention. The USCG was also notified.

The incident occurred at the end of the 5-day "Mexico Cruise" (itinerary Jan 3-8, roundtrip from Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale) visiting Cozumel (Jan 5) and Costa Maya (Jan 6).

Four Cuban migrants floating on a similar boat were rescued by Celebrity Beyond on January 2nd, during the previous voyage. This incident occurred at the end of the 7-day "New Year's Cruise" (Western Caribbean roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale/itinerary December 26 - Jan 3) visiting Nassau (Dec 27), Grand Cayman (Dec 29), Isla Roatan, Honduras (Dec 30) and Mexico's Costa Maya (Dec 31) and Cozumel (Jan 1).

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