Oceania Sirena accidents and incidents

Oceania Sirena cruise ship

Former names
Ocean Princess, Tahitian Princess, R4, R-Four (Renaissance Cruises)

Length (LOA)
181 m / 594 ft

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CruiseMapper's Oceania Sirena cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 803-passenger vessel owned by Oceania Cruises. Our Oceania Sirena accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • fire - 2011
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew)- 2002 (total 128 / 41), 2004 (84 / 15), 2016 (43 / 5)

The vessel was previously operated under the names R Four (1999-2002), Tahitian Princess (2002-2009), Ocean Princess (2009-2016) and MS Sirena (since 2016).

  March 2016Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

(MS Ocean Princess) February-March 2016, CDC reported on itinerary Feb 13 to Mar 7, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 63 passengers (out of 603, or 10,5%) and 7 crew (out of 385, or 1,8%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins.

The ship reported to CDC increased cleaning and disinfection, sent daily reports of illness cases to VSP. On March 7, 2016, the cruise ship left the USA for drydock in Freeport Bahamas.

  06 November 2011Fire Accident

(MS Ocean Princess) On November 6, 2011, at ~0:45 am, the vessel experienced a fire accident. The fire broke out in a diesel generator set (1 of 4). The crew managed to extinguish it quickly, and without injurious or serious engine room damages.

In the morning (at ~ 9 am), via the PA system, the Captain announced there had been "a small fire" causing only minor damages, and that the needed repairs were already made.

  December 2004Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

(MS Tahitian Princess) In December 2004, CDC reported on itinerary Dec 12-19, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 84 passengers (out of 2742, or 3,1%) and 15 crew (out of 1100, or 1,4%). All sick suffered from the Norovirus symptoms (predominantly vomiting and diarrhoea).

The ship was on 7-day Caribbean cruise roundtrip from homeport San Juan Puerto Rico.

  May 2002Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

(MS Tahitian Princess) In May 2002, CDC reported on itinerary May 18 to 25, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 40 passengers (out of 2053, or 1,9%) and 12 crew (out of 862, or 1,4%).

On the next cruise (itinerary May 25-Jun 1), another Norovirus outbreak affected 88 passengers (out of 2040, or 4,3%) and 39 crew (out of 862, or 4,5%).

All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship operated in Alaska, on cruises between Vancouver (BC Canada) and Seward AK.

The ship reported to CDC increased cleaning and disinfection procedures, including aggressive housekeeping measures.

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