Missing 14-yo American boy found safe after disappearing from Caribbean Princess ship in Germany

   July 7, 2024 ,   Accidents

A 14-year-old American boy who went missing from the Caribbean Princess cruise ship during her scheduled stop at the German port of Rostock-Warnemunde has been found safe, his grandmother confirmed on Saturday, June 6.

Aydin Brown had been traveling with his grandmother and left the ship after Caribbean Princess docked on Thursday morning. State and local police distributed three new photos of the teenager on Saturday as part of their ongoing regional search. Two of the images, captured from security footage, showed Brown speaking with an unidentified man.

Rostock municipal police expressed interest in speaking with the man or anyone who could identify him. The two were last seen walking toward Warnemunde church square ~7:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Princess Cruises expressed gratitude to German authorities for locating the teenager and confirmed that Brown has been reunited with his family.

The cruise line noted that Brown's grandmother disembarked on Thursday night to aid in the search, and the company arranged for his mother to fly to Germany. The 12-day Baltic Sea cruise, which includes stops in Copenhagen Denmark and Stockholm Sweden, began in Southampton England on June 30th and is scheduled to return on July 12th.

For other Caribbean Princess incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.