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25 Shocking Secrets That Cruise Ship Companies Don’t Want You To Know!

elyse_w Elyse Wanshel

Photo albums are often brimming with vacation photos because they illustrate some of the best times in our lives. Traveling can lead to discovering a cave filled with glittering crystals, a hilariously awkward photo (or 20), or finding a new furry friend.

And if you’re traveling by cruise, it could also lead to tragedy.

That’s right. Just like the movie “Titanic,” traveling the high seas in a luxury vessel is not all winding staircases, romantic romps, and a young and significantly more dashing Leonardo DiCaprio yelling: “I’m the king of the world!”

It’s more akin to elusive unsolved crimes, creepy crews, and lots of death.

In fact, an 84-year-old passenger just went missing from a cruise ship east of Sydney yesterday and has not been found, even after a 24-hour air and sea search. Sadly, this is just another body count for the hundreds who have mysteriously disappeared from cruise ships since 1995.

And that’s not all that happens on these floating beasts of disease, pollution, and fire.

Here are 25 terrifying facts about cruise ships that will make you rethink your next nautical adventure. And if you are planning a getaway with someone soon, make sure to SHARE this article with them, so you’re aware of the dangers and your rights.

#1. The poop cruise

#1. The poop cruise

On February 10, 2013, one of Carnival’s vessels, Triumph, wasn’t very triumphant when it lost power after its engine room caught fire, leaving passengers stranded in the Gulf of Mexico. The situation stunk, but not as much as the raw sewage that began to back up all over the boat, causing people to create a tent city away from hazardous areas. Hey, sometimes ship happens.

#2. The modern-day Titanic

#2. The modern-day Titanic

In January 2012, Italy suffered its worst maritime catastrophe since World War II when the ship Costa Concordia hit rocks three hours into its trip off the coast of Tuscany. Its captain, Francesco Schettino, fled the vessel as it slowly sank while dozens of passengers and crew members died.

#3. Fogs lead to collisions

#3. Fogs lead to collisions

In March 2012, on a foggy night, passengers on a luxury cruise ship were awakened by the vessel’s foghorn alarm. They ran to their windows and watched in horror as the ship collided with a container ship about five miles from the coast of Vietnam.

#4...And WHALES are just as bad as fog!!

#4...And WHALES are just as bad as fog!!

In May of 2014, a poor 45-foot whale was found belly-up in New York Harbor after it collided with a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.

It gets even crazier…trust me!