The events featured below are not meant to represent an exhaustive list of all cruise crimes. These are the tragic stories of those who have bravely come forward to share their experiences.

The 32 Victims Lost at Sea on the Costa Concordia

Friday, July 13th, 2012 Among the worst cruise ship accidents of recent history, The Costa Concordia disaster resulted in the

Betty Virgo

Death on a Cruise Ship My mother, Betty, and I embarked upon a Sun Princess cruise around New Zealand on

Violet Butler’s Story

Over fifty of my family members set sail on the Carnival Conquest for a weeklong reunion in the Caribbean on

Elizabeth Stevens

In July 2001, a maritime disaster occurred in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.   My mother and I were among fifteen

Richard Liffridge Wife’s Story

On March 23, 2006, at approximately 3AM, my husband, Richard, and I awoke to the short, faint sound of an

Richard Liffridge Daugther Story

My story is not much different than the ones I’ve read on the ICV website. We all have two things

Ashley Barnett

On October 14, 2005, my daughter, Ashley Barnett, her boyfriend, and two other couples, boarded Carnival Cruise Line’s Paradise in

Another Sad Story by a Widow Concerning the Death of her Husband

What can you do when tragedy aboard a cruise ship is compounded by being handed a bill for substandard healthcare

A Mother’s Perspective

My 3 year-old daughter was killed on Christmas Eve of last year while on a Holland America cruise with her

Theresa Acerra

Theresa Acerra dies of heart attack while on cruise to Cozumel   ​On Jan. 20, 2014, my sister-in-law, Theresa M.

Qwentyn Hunter

October 13, 2013 remains one of the darkest days of our lives. Our family of five was enjoying the last

Christina Marie Ricci

On September 10, 2015, my precious 24 year old daughter Christina Ricci boarded the Carnival Victory cruise ship for a

Larry and Christy Hammer

On April 8th, 2016, our parents—Larry and Christy Hammer—flew to Peru for what should have been a relaxing week-long Amazon

Matthew’s Story

Few tragedies in life are more devastating than the loss of a child. For many of us, it is difficult

Diane Brimble

For two years, Dianne had saved to take a cruise around the South Pacific. Although she was the mother of