Halloween Ghosts at Sea Choose Haunting Cruise Experience – Cruise Ship Haunting – Could Ghosts Be Haunting These Cruise Ships and Cabins?
Ghosts Of The Cruise Ship Dead – Violent & Evil Cruise Ship Cabin Deaths.
Ghosts at Sea – Choose A Haunting Cruise Experience
With the number of cruise ship deaths each year, the question is posed, could ghosts be haunting these cruise ships and their cruise ship cabins. From brutal, bloody murders, to passengers and crew found hanging by their necks in their cabin or on deck, speculation of haunting is something a select group of fearful people consider when deciding to book a cruise and choose their cabin. Others seek to sail aboard a cruise ship which may present a spooky aura to their cabin or common areas of the cruise ship. This select group of morbid reality fans seek to discover if a cruise ship is haunted by those who have passed away aboard.
What is a Haunting? – Wikipedia defines haunted places as, “A place where ghosts are reported is described as haunted, and often seen as being inhabited by spirits of deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. Supernatural activity inside homes is said to be mainly associated with violent or tragic events in the building’s past such as murder, accidental death, or suicide — sometimes in the recent or ancient past.”
Cruise Ship Deaths actual events including deaths by drug and/or alcohol overdose, violent bloody murders aboard cruise ships, children murdered aboard cruise ships by their parent, those found hanging by neck aboard cruise ships, including those murdered aboard then tossed overboard and others who may be restless souls, walking the halls of the cruise ship at night.
We are huge Halloween fans, big time. We were married on Halloween on a beach boardwalk because we love costumes so much. This year we are celebrating at an all night music festival with VIP seating here in Seattle known as Freak Night. This year our costume choice is switched from pirate to steam punk and we plan to go Facebook LIVE. Follow Cruise Ship Wave on Facebook to get the notification for our LIVE events.
Halloween Cruise Departures
- October 31, 2018 – Princess Cruises ship Island Princess departs Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- October 31, 2018 – Princess Cruises ship Sapphire Princess departs Rome, Italy
- October 31, 2018 – Silversea Cruises ship Silver Whisper departs Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- October 31, 2018 – Carnival Cruise Line ship Carnival Fascination departs Bridgetown, Barbados
- October 31, 2018 – Azamara Club Cruises ship Azamara Quest departs Singapore, Singapore
- October 31, 2018 – Yacht Party Chicago’s Halloween Booze Cruise departs Chicago, Illinois
- October 31, 2018 – The KISS Kruise VIII NorwegianCruise Line ship Norwegian Jade depart Miami, Florida
- October 31, 2018 – Carnival Cruise Line ship Carnival Dream departs Port Canaveral, Florida
- October 31, 2018 – Pirates, Parrots & a Bay Cruise – Catamaran Resort Mission Bay San Diego, California
- October 31, 2018 – NYC Afterwork Halloween Night Yacht Party Skyport Marina Cabana Yacht New York City, New York
Nightmare After Christmas Cruise
Jose Sandoval Opazo, 66, was a crew member aboard Carnival Ecstasy (see GRAPHIC video below) who was doing routine maintenance atop an elevator stopped on the sixth floor of the Carnival Ecstasy on December 27, 2015 when the elevator he was standing on started moving up toward the ninth floor, according to a released report.
Opazo was killed when his body was compressed between the walls of the elevator shaft. Opazo had disabled the safety system before the accident, according to a Miami-Dade police report. Carnival Cruise Line investigator John Butchko said a jumper cable was found on the elevator override system, which is a common practice used by electricians to override safety systems on elevators.
Passenger Matt Davis and his wife Susan came upon a bloody elevator scene on Deck 10 of Carnival Cruise Line’ Carnival Ecstasy on Sunday December 27, 2015, dubbed the “nightmare after Christmas.”
The Cruise Hangings
Camila Peixoto Bandeira, 28 – from Brazil was reportedly found hanging by the neck in a cabin she shared with her boyfriend on January 09, 2010 aboard MSC Cruises MSC Musica where she worked as a bartender.
Gregory Gonzalez Navarro, 27 – from Peru, was found hanging by his neck on an outside deck by lifeboat #8 aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Victory.
John LaDuke, 45 – was found hanging by the neck in his cabin sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom with family members on a Caribbean Father’s Day, week long, celebration cruise Tuesday June 21, 2011.
Przemyslaw Moranski – was found hanging in his cabin with his belt was around his neck on October 10, 2008 aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Inspiration.
Sumith Gawas, 22 – from Collem, Goa, India worked aboard P & O Arcadia was found hanging by neck in his cabin he shared with another crew member on Friday, July 16, 2010.
The Cruise Murders
Tamara Loraine Tucker,50, Cruise Ship Passenger Murder Carnival Elation – Tamara Loraine Tucker, 50, from Lawson, Missouri, was allegedly murdered by her “longtime love”, Eric Duane Newman, 53, on Friday, January 19, 2018 during a celebration for her 50th birthday.
Kristy Manzanares, 39, Cruise Ship Passenger Murder Emerald Princess – Kristy Manzanares, 39, a real estate agent from St. George, Utah was sailing aboard Princess Cruises cruise ship Emerald Princess in Alaska on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Manzanares who was a mother of three was murdered in her cabin by her husband.
Li Yinglei Passenger Cruise Ship Death MSC Magnifica – Li Yinglei, allegedly murdered by husband, thrown overboard in her suitcase while aboard MSC Magnifica off Italy coast February 10, 2017.
Darla J Mellinger-Banner, 56, from Salem, Ohio was violently murdered – by her husband on their honeymoon Thursday, April 2, 2015 aboard Holland America Line Ryndam. Ryndam was sold almost immediately after to P&O Cruises Australia and is going to be named Pacific Aria.
Micki Kanesaki, 52, from California was murdered by strangulation – aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise ship Island Escape (now Thomson Cruises’ Island Cruises), then tossed her overboard. Her ex-husband has been accused of her murder and is in prison awaiting trial.
Shirley McGill, 55, from Winnetka, California was beaten and strangled – in the cruise ship cabin she shared with her husband on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Elation.
Baby Doe, born aboard Carnival Dream She was murdered by her mother – on October 8, 2011, Alicia Keir, 20, of DeMotte, Indiana when she gave birth to a baby inside her cruise ship cabin, but discarded the baby girl, hiding it under a cruise ship cabin bed.
Murder of Yang Wenjuan, 43, from China – She was aboard MV Macau Success with her husband who admitted he pushed his wife overboard after she was dead from a head injury she received when they argued.
O’neil Persaud, 31, from Scarborough, Ontario Canada – died aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Adventure Of The Seas after being forcibly subdued by cruise ship security.
Halloween Cruise Deaths
Halloween Cruise Horror Of The Seas – Oasis of the Seas Bernardo Garcia a filmmaker, screenwriter, director, producer who lived in Manhattan, New York was sailing with his newlywed husband of one year when he pulled a fatal stunt during a drunken rage.
Robert F Hannon Cruise Ship Passenger Halloween Death – Robert (Bob) F. Hannon, 78, from sandwich, Massachusetts died on Halloween, October 31, 2017 while on a cruise in the Mediterranean.
James Ewan Passenger Cruise Ship Death Overboard Celebrity Century Halloween – When security records showed Ewan had not left the ship using his card, they decided it was time to notify the captain. Ship’s records show that Ewan, a childless widower, was traveling alone and did not disembark the ship. It is presumed he went overboard. He was last sighted on Tuesday October 31, 2006.
Halloween Cruise Drowing Death – Scarlett LaVite, 51, from Florida who was a Gulf Coast High, Naples, Florida drama teacher on a Caribbean Cruise, passed away suddenly. LaVite was a passenger aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Pride at Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands when she suddenly died at the first port-of-call while snorkeling.
Friday The 13th Cruise Deaths
Samantha Broberg, 33, from Arlington, Texas went missing on Friday the 13th, May 13, 2016, on the first night of the cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Liberty
Costa Concordia Sinking Captain Schettino was convicted for the deaths of 33 passengers and crew who died during the Costa Concordia sinking, on Friday the thirteenth, January 13, 2012.
Drug /Alcohol Overdoses
Angel Holcomb, 39 – died after falling while intoxicated aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Conquest early on the morning of May 3, 2011.
Ashley Barnett, 25, from California – was aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Paradise on October 15, 2005 when she died from an apparent accident methadone overdose.
Kipi Holcomb, 32, of Churchill, Texas – who was found dead in her cabin aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines’ Ecstasy. Toxicology report from her autopsy revealed Holcomb’s blood-alcohol level was .27.
Michael Moses Ward AKA Birdie Africa, 41 – was on the last day of Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Dream on September 13, 2013 when he was found dead in the cruise ship hot tub on Friday, September 20, 2013. Autopsy toxicology report revealed that Michael Moses Ward had a blood-alcohol level of 0.156 percent.
Paul Hunt III – a passenger aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Destiny (Sunshine) when he passed away on May 24, 2010 in cabin 9136. Hunt died as a result of liver failure related to K/C/O Alcoholic liver cirrhosis.
Rickie (Ricky) Locklear, 56, from Robson, North Carolina – was sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Fascination on February 25, 2009, when he was found lying face down on the bed in his cabin motionless. Locklear had a criminal record dating back to the 1980s for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, another for malicious maiming and he was convicted of DUI
Seth Younes, 18, from Sarasota, New York – was found dead in his cabin bed aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Miracle on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The autopsy report stated his death was from “acute alcohol intoxication”.
John Coleman – was sailing aboard the Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Ecstasy when he died as a result of an accidental drug overdose, on January 18, 2008.
Murder Cases Aboard Other Ships At Sea
Reves Geryes Boustani, 31, from Sydney, Australia – was aboard P & O Cruises’ Pacific Sun when a brawl broke out, he was sucker punched, later fell to the deck and died on August 7, 2007
Dianne Brimble, 42, from Brisbane, Australia – was found dead, partially dressed in a cabin with four male body builder passengers after being sexually assaulted on P & O Cruises Pacific Sky cabin #D182 on September 23, 2002. Toxicology report showed three times the normal dosage of the illegal drug fantasy in her system. The family claimed it was a date rape drink spiking, murder.
Karen Waltz Roston ,26, was murdered – on the last day of their seven day honeymoon cruise to Mexico, the day before Valentines Day aboard Sundance Cruises’ (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines) Stardancer February 13, 1988, when she was murdered by her husband then tossed overboard.
Paige Washington, only 18-months-old, from Detroit, Michigan – was murdered by her mother on August 1, 1986 aboard Eastern Cruise Lines’ Emerald Seas while the cruise ship was sailing the Caribbean.
Muriel Barnett, age 80, widow of a wealthy San Francisco lawyer – was viciously murdered during the voyage aboard the cruise ship Royal Viking Star on August 19, 1985
Herman Augustus Charles, 28, from Jamaica – was shot to death while working as a crew member on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Song Of America. Augustus was murdered by another crew member while the ship was in the Caribbean on July 8, 1984
Leon Klinghoffer, 69, from New Jersey – was on a cruise aboard Star Lauro’s Achille Lauro on Tuesday, October 8, 1985 when the terrorists shot the disabled cruise ship passenger Leon Klinghoffer in his wheelchair and tossed him overboard.
Mrs. Lynn Kauffman, 23, from St. Louis, Missouri – murdered and her body tossed overboard from the passenger freighter SS Utrecht on September 18, 1959.
Actress Eileen ‘Gay’ Gibson, 21 was murdered – aboard the Union-Castle’s Durban Castle by convicted ship’s steward, James Camb, 31, who then shoved Miss Gibson out the porthole of her first-class cabin on October 18, 1947.
Jessie Harper Mozee, 53, from Nome, Alaska – was found dead in the water having been tossed overboard. She had been beaten and robbed aboard the SS Seeandbee July 29, 1940.
Robert L. Moody, 24, died from a skull fracture – when two ship’s officers beat Moody to death on board the City of Panama gambling cruise ship on September 1, 1933. Moody was with friends Norman Burgess and Edna Henke who is better known by her stage name Betty Lee.
Mrs. Ruby Roegge, age 37, a widow from Hollywood, California was poisoned – aboard the Panama Pacific Line Steamship Mongolia on the final voyage of the passenger ship on October 14, 1929
Miss Ernestine Vivian Bressel, age 23, was shot – while sailing aboard the Cunard Line passenger ship Vasari on March 10, 1921. She was traveling on the passport of a man, who claimed she was his wife. That was information his real wife did not take very well.
George Seamen was first shot then eaten – aboard the Schooner Sallie M. Steelman on January 20, 1878 a few days after leaving Charleston, South Carolina for Boston, Massachusetts. The ship got caught in a storm, lost her sails and drifted at sea. With the food all gone days later, other crew members decided to shoot Seaman and eat him.
Norwegian Pearl Walking Dead Tour
Cruise ship passengers may want to do some soul searching aboard Norwegian Pearl. Cruise Ship Deaths database included thirteen people who died aboard Norwegian Pearl in the past.
Video: Blood on cruise ship – GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING