Ocean Gala accidents and incidents

Ocean Gala cruise ship

Former names
MS Island Escape (Thomson Cruises), Viking Serenade (Royal Caribbean ), MS Stardancer (Royal Admiral Cruises), MS Scandinavia (DFDS Seaways)

Length (LOA)
190 m / 623 ft

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CruiseMapper's Ocean Gala cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1760-passenger vessel owned by Scrapped Cruise Ships. Our Ocean Gala accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • propulsion/power loss – 2012

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names Scandinavia (1982-1985 by DFDS Seaways), Stardancer (1985-1990 by Sundance Cruises and Royal Admiral Cruises), Viking Serenade (1990-2002 by Royal Caribbean), Island Escape (2002-2015 by Thomson Cruises / now Marella Cruises) and Ocean Gala (since 2017 by US Shipmanagers).

27 October 2012Propulsion / Power Loss

(Thomson's MS Island Escape) On October 27, 2012, the ship suffered a power loss resulting in drifting at sea. Onboard, there was a total blackout for ~2 hours.

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