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The events listed have been reported in the public domain or to cruisejunkie by passengers or crew members onboard.  The list is by no means comprehensive.  For that reason it is necessary to be cautious in drawing conclusions from the potentially limited data.  Keep in mind that some companies may be more transparent than others about things that go wrong; conversely, some companies may be better at concealing events and thereby project an appearance that is inaccurate.  With that said, the following list is still interesting, as are the patterns when viewed separately by ship.

1.7.10 USA Today reports lost power Wednesday for several hours and was adrift at sea. Carnival says the ship, which sails out of Jacksonville, Fla., had a "technical malfunction" while on the last leg of a five-day voyage that began on Saturday. Power was restored after several hours and the ship resumed travel to Jacksonville. The ship will arrive at Jacksonville today around 10 a.m., roughly three hours behind schedule. The line says the delay would have been shorter if not for tidal conditions. Embarkation for the ship's next voyage, a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, will be delayed until 1:30 p.m. today, the line says. The voyage is expected to depart on time at approximately 4 p.m., the line says.
Engine porblems
A 16 year old male was med-evaced when the ship was 120 mile off Key West.  He had lost his pinky finger when he tried to stop an elevator door from closing with his right hand but when the door closed and he pulled his hand from the door his pinky finger was severed.
Pax injury
From a passenger:  Delayed in Key West due to technical difficulties.  As a result, cancelled Mexico Calica port and went to Nassau Bahamas instead. My group already booked to go to Nassau on same ship for the next three day cruise that week. Others reported that they lived in Nassau Bahamas and were very angry that they were going there. No compensation given. Itinerary change
The ship was delayed returning to Miami for two days as a result of Hurrican Wilma.  The ship experienced very rough seas while "waiting" at sea and on Monday "tipped severely, injuring several passengers.  Some passengers who needed medical attention had difficulty communicating with foreign workers." (Des Moines Register)  A passenger onboard reports that there was considerable damage to the shops and displays given the severe wave action and that the zero deck was ankle deep in water. The cruise director came on the intercom after the list and announced that they had made a maneuver. 
Severe List
A passenger is suspected to have fallen overbaord -- he was last seen at 3:30 AM, was reported missing at 7:00 AM, and did not disembark at the end of the cruise in Miami.  The story is on-line at: NBC 6 - Miami and at the Sun Sentinel
Man Overboard

Illness Outbreaks at Sea by Fascination

Reported Illness Outbreaks
Reported that two dozen people on the current five day cruise had stomach flu symptoms consistent with Norwalk-like virus.
Approximately 190 passengers and 13 crew are resported to have contracted Norwalk-like virus on a weekend cruise

Illness outbreaks by ship: