Category: Cruise Disappearances

Man Accused of Killing His Wife Aboard Cruise Released from Italian Jail

This week, Daniel Belling, the man accused of killing his wife while on their Mediterranean cruise last year, has been released from prison. The release comes after 14 months of being held without bail in Rome’s Regina Coeli jail. Without proper forensic evidence or a body, Belling’s legal team argued that there was not enough evidence to continue to hold him. The case against him will continue, but Belling will be allowed to return to Dublin.

Missing Crewmember Found Safe in Cayman Islands After Cruise Line Fails To Immediately Report

This month, crewmember Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez from the MSC Opera was found safe in the Cayman Islands, after she was reported missing from the ship. The MSC Opera stopped in the Cayman Islands on March 23rd, but Perez’s disappearance was not reported until March 27th. At this time, it is unknown why it took four days to notify investigators of her disappearance.

Crewmember Disappears from Vision of the Seas near Galveston, Texas

Despite security cameras and safety protocol, cruise disappearances are unfortunately still happening. In many cases, the cruise line will attempt to avoid any responsibility for the incident so as not to put their name in a bad light. Just this week, a 24-year-old pool attendant aboard the Vision of the Seas was reported missing after not showing up for his shift. A ship-wide search was conducted, but the man has yet to be found.

Man Reported Missing After 4 Days from the Golden Princess

When traveling alone, you’ll face different safety concerns than those traveling in a group. One example of this is the fact that there is no one to check on you during your vacation. This week, a 61-year-old traveling alone on the Golden Princess was missing for four days before the ship’s crew reported him missing.