(CMR) The World's largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, stopped in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday due to a medical emergency, hours after a passenger reportedly went overboard.
CMR understands the ship had to abort its over three-hour search for the passenger who went overboard Tuesday night and traveled to Cayman as a result of the medical emergency.
The Wonder of the Seas reportedly left Port Canaveral on Sunday and was in Cuban waters when the incident occurred. The ship is on a scheduled seven-day cruise western Caribbean cruise that will return to the US on September 3.
A cruise line spokesperson released a statement confirming that “On August 29, a guest sailing on Wonder of the Seas went overboard. The ship’s crew immediately launched a search-and-rescue operation and is working closely with local authorities. Out of respect for the family, we will not share further details about this unfortunate event.”
The massive ship, which calls Port Canaveral home, weighs more than 230,000 tons with a total capacity of nearly 7,000 passengers.
Due to Hurricane Idalia, Wonder of the Seas changed the original Western Caribbean voyage and is now sailing a modified itinerary.