Cruise Ship Deaths By Date
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Cruise Ship Deaths By Date

Cruise Ship Deaths 2013

by Cruise Ship Deaths on 03/01/15

December 28, 2013 - RCCL Adventure Of The Seas - Tien Nguyen ,26, from Canada, was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he got into an argument with a family member on the last night of seven-night cruise which embarked from San Juan, Puerto Rico. CTV shows he jumped overboard from his balcony. The search of the sea by USCG  ended without his body being found.

December 25, 2013 - Fred Olsen Cruises' Aurora - Garth O'Donnell 

December 23, 2013 - Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Splendor - Wayan Barsiana (crew) 

December 11, 2013 - Princess Cruises Star Princess - Benjamin B Berger passed away on a Hawaiian cruise. Berger collapsed while eating dinner and became unresponsive. CPR was given to Berger, then Berger was taken from the restaurant to the medical center. Berger couldn't be  revived. 

December 6, 2013 - Big M Casino - William Freeman, 67, was an entertainer aboard Big M Casino cruise and former leader of the Neptune Blues Band in North Myrtle, Beach, South Carolina. Freeman suffered a fatal heart attack while walking to his work area on deck 2. CPR was performed while waiting for the paramedics. Paramedics took Freeman to Seacoast Medical Center in Little River, South Carolina where the Horry County Coroner listed cause of death as natural causes,

November 13, 2013 - Princess Cruises Grand Princess - Overboard: Grand Princess reported female passenger had fallen overboard approximately 656 nautical miles NE of Hawaii. The Grand Princess deployed multiple life rings and altered course to search for the passenger but was unable to locate her.

November 7, 2013 - Princess Cruises Grand Princess - Susan Yelton Stevens, passed away due to complications associated with terminal cancer. 

October 13, 2013 - Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Victory - Qwentyn Hunter 

September 29, 2013 - Princess Cruises Sea Princess - Marcelle Zulaikha, was found dead in her cabin shower in the morning by the cruise ship cabin steward. Efforts by the medial team to revive here were unsuccessful.

September 20, 2013 - Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Dream - Michael Moses Ward AKA Birdie Africa 

August 13, 2013 - Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Jewel - Jasumati N Vithalani, 66, from Wisconsin, originally from India, was on an Alaskan cruise when she was found by a family member on the floor,  unresponsive,  while the cruise ship was sailing between Juneau and Skagway. Vithalani was outside the female steam sauna, not breathing with no pulse. CPR was given, but was unsuccessful. Vithalani was disembarked with family at Seattle, Washington.  King County Coroner external examination determined probable cause of death was heart disease.  

July 22, 2013 - Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Fascination - Miguel Angel Benavides Minaya, 37,  a crew member aboard Carnival Fascination when he was found unresponsive in his cabin. The Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was from natural causes. Miguel Angel Benavides Minaya ahd worked for the cruise line for 13 years.

July 14, 2013 - MSC Cruises MSC Preziosa - Maria La Camera, 29, from Positano, Italy, was a crew member who worked aboard MSC Preziosa as a concierge and had been with the cruise line since 2010. Italian Health Authorities believe that a cerebral aneurysm was the cause of death. 

July 6, 2013 - Princess Cruises' Grand Princess - Phyllis McCutchen Baker 

July 2, 2013 - Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic - Chris Carter 

May 28, 2013 - Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Pearl - Michael Barone, died on the cruise while sleeping. Cause of death was natural, from pre-existing condition.

March 24, 2013 - RCCL Enchantment Of The Seas - Katherine Kennedy 

February 26, 2013 - Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Miracle - Seth Younes 

February 6, 2013 - National Geographic Sea Bird - Janet Sandaas 

February 3, 2013 - Regent Seven Seas' Seven Seas Voyager - Jaquelyn Ann Kastrinelis (crew)