SeaDream I accidents and incidents

SeaDream I cruise ship

Former names
Seabourn Goddess I, Sea Goddess I

Length (LOA)
108 m / 354 ft

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CruiseMapper's SeaDream I cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 112-passenger vessel owned by SeaDream Yacht Club. Our SeaDream I 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 - 2016
  • ship collision - 2016 (with P&O Britannia, in Bridgetown Barbados)
  • Coronavirus - 2020 (7 pax, 2 crew)

The vessel was previously operated under the names Sea Goddess I (1984-1998) and Seabourn Goddess I (1999-2001).

November 2020Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

(Coronavirus) On November 7, 2020, the superyacht SeaDream 1 became the first-ever cruise ship to resume voyages in the Caribbean. The 7-day itinerary (roundtrip from Bridgetown Barbados) had scheduled visits to Grenadines (St Vincent Island, Bequia Island, Canouan Island, Mayreau Island, Union Island) and Grenada (St Georges).

The conducted prior boarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) tests of all passengers and the crew returned negative. During the voyage, a total of 7 passengers (out of 53 total) tested positive and were quarantined in their cabins. Two more rounds of tests off Barbados (one onboard rapid PCT plus one PCR by Barbados' health authorities) returned negative, including among the 66 crew-staff on the ship. A third Barbados lab testing returned 2 positive crew tests.

The onboard testing was conducted after one of the passengers visited the ship's Infirmary (on November 11) reporting "feeling unwell". The itinerary was changed and the remaining call ports (Ashton on Union Island and St Georges in Grenada) were cancelled. The next departure was cancelled. A third Barbados lab testing returned 2 positive crew tests. On November 17, SeaDream cancelled the remainder of the company's 2020 Caribbean schedule.

Of all passengers, 37 were from North America (USA and Canada) and the other 16 from Europe (UK, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden). On November 14, all negative-tested passengers were allowed to disembark the ship in Bridgetown and fly back home.

18 November 2016Ship Collision / Allision

On November 18, 2016, while maneuvering for berthing, the ship struck the P&O liner Britannia. The collision accident happened in Port Bridgetown Barbados, in the morning. The P&O ship was berthed and about to disembark its passengers. A tugboat was sent to assist the ship and edge it away.

No injuries were reported, and both cruise vessels' itineraries were not affected. Both ships sustained only minor hull damages (scuff marks).

01 September 2016Fire Accident

On September 1, 2016, at ~2 am, a fire broke out in the engine room, while the ship was navigating off Calabria Italy's coast between Amalfi and Palinuro). The fire was promptly extinguished and without any injuries.

The yacht was carrying 105 passengers and 61 crew. Following the incident, The vessel was completely disabled and had to be towed. All its passengers were rescued by the Isola di Vulcano ferry. The operation was assisted by Italian Coast Guard assets (1 helicopter and 2 boats). All passengers were disembarked in Naples, from where were bussed to Rome.

The next scheduled cruise (departure September 3, from Civitavecchia-Rome) was canceled.

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