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Events at Sea by Constellation

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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 seen viewed separately by ship.

A 28 year old Chinese crew member went missing as the ship approached Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale). He had last been seen at 5AM and then did not show up for morning muster an hour later at 6AM. A search of the ship was undertaken but was unsuccessful. The Coast Guard wasnotified of the disappearance at 1:40PM. Person missing
A Canadian woman died during a dive excursion to the Proselyte Reef, a few miles off Great Bay Harbour. According to her husband, she was a certified diver. Shortly after descending to the dive site she indicated she wanted to return to the surface and was brought to the surface by the dive guide and her husband and taken into the dive vessel. She became unwell shortly after. After security personnel went to get her some water she was found lying on the floor with “foam” running from her mouth and nose. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was administered, while the dive company’s office was called for help. After the other divers had come to the surface the victim was immediately brought ashore. She was pronounced dead at approximately 10:45am by a medical doctor after she was brought back to shore by dive company Scuba Fun. Death on Shore Excursion
2007 and earlier
The ship's departure from Falmouth was delayed 2 hours because of several accidents involving tour busses.  Here is what was sent from a passenger's Blackberry:  There were 4 accidents involving tour buses:  1) bus hit a car which caught on fire; 2) Another bus hit a car and the car's driver stopped in front of the bus and acted very threatening to the passengers;  3) A independent mini excursion bus was sideswiped by a large tour bus severely damaging the sides of both buses; 4) following that accident, the mini bus ran over the foot of a pedestrian which was badly crushed.  As a result of these incidenced the ship left port 2 hours late but was still able to reach Dublin on time. I don't believe any Constellaion passengers were injured.
Delayed departure
5.5.02 A leak in the starboard propulsion pod delays ship's delivery and causes its first cruise to be canceled. Late delivery / Cancellation

Illness Outbreaks at Sea by Constellation

Illness Outbreaks by Ship:

Reported Illness Outbreaks
26.5.10 A passenger writes: We took a Baltic Sea cruise on May16 out of Amsterdam and at some point, there were anywhere from 80 to 200 cases of Norovirus in crew and passengers.  The ship went into their mode for containing infection, etc. The ship had been in dry dock for refurbishing with much new equipment, etc, and I'm very curious about the cruise that began the day we disembarked.  Apparently they were about 4 hours late departing while the ship was sanitized (if that can truly be done). June 6: King 5 News reports the cruise line confirmed that 96 passengers had contracted gastrointestinal illness caused by norovirus.
21.11.08 The ship reported 1 (0.10%) crew and 62 (3.15%) passengers had reported ill with gastrointestinal illness on a 10 day cruise to/from Fort Lauderdale.
The ship reported that 13 of 967  (1.34%) crew and 72 of 1776 (4.05%) passengers had reported ill on the  27 October - 7 November cruise to the Western Caribbean, leaving from and returning to Cape Liberty, NJ.  Symptoms were consistent with gastrointestinal illness (e.g., norovirus)
The ship reported that 1 of 978  (0.10%) crew and 65 of 1955 (3.32%) passengers had reported ill on the 16 - 27 October cruise to the Northeast and Canada, leaving from and returning to Cape Liberty, NJ.  Symptoms were consistent with gastrointestinal illness (e.g., norovirus).  Passengers on the following cruise also report (on Cruise Critic) that asignificant number of fellow passengers became ill during that cruise as well.
134 people on a cruise that arrived at Port Everglades from Barcelona, Spain reportedly had gastrointestinal illness