Crazy Things That Have Happened on a Cruise Ship


Sep 21 at 13:24
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Crazy Things That Have Happened on a Cruise Ship

Sometimes a relaxing cruise vacation can take an unexpected turn... LITERALLY! There are hundreds-thousands of other passengers onboard whom are all there to enjoy themselves. More often than not, cruises are smooth sailing, but we did discover these crazy stories of events that have occurred on Cruise ships. During our "Who wants to win Freeplay/Onboard Credit" game (played similar to Who wants to be a Millionaire), the URComped team answers trivia questions about crazy things that have happened on cruise ships. To join in the fun, tune into our Facebook LIVE on Thursdays at 4:35 pm CST and put your answers in the comments for your chance to win Freeplay or Onboard Credit.

1. Queen Mary 2 Mutiny

Onboard Mutiny broke out on Queen Mary 2 after it changed its Caribbean itinerary THREE TIMES. The passengers arranged a mutiny after spending 6 of their 12-day cruise at sea, and were angry that they were only being offered 50% refund. They decided they wouldn't disembark the ship until a better offer was made.

2. Cocaine on a Cruise

Two women boarded a Transpacific Cruise from Canada to Australia in 2016 with a haul of cocaine worth $16 million. Their cruise turned out to be a relaxing pre-prison getaway. During their cruise, they had visited 11 countries while Instagramming their adventures. Australian police had been tracking them and were waiting to arrest them when they docked in Sydney. They were probably thankful they didn’t have to spend the cruise in the onboard jail.

3. Just Keep Singing

In August 2018, Kay Longstaff (46 years old), fell off the 7th deck of the Norweigian Star just after midnight. They were about 60 miles off the Croatian Coast. Her friends raised the alarm and although the ship double-backed, Kay was in the water for 10 hours before being rescued by the Croatian Coast Guard. She stated that she used her yoga practice and singing to herself to avoid feeling cold. 

4. No Family is Perfect

A huge family brawl broke out after brewing for days. As many as 30 people were involved, who were all believed to be a part of the same family, forcing the cruise ship heading to Melbourne to make an emergency stop in New South Wales.

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