Man who went over board recovered dead
In the early hours of Aug 14, the 37 year old entrepreneur Jon Pfahl from Sydney, the founder of the Rockstar Group, the UK's largest entrepreneur and mentoring firm, who was travelling aboard the "Symphony of the Seas" fell over board during a voyage from St. Kitts to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The former University of Sydney graduate, and father, was reportedly on a family holiday for his wife's birthday. After he had gone overboard, the vessel turned and launched a rescue boat. After a full-scale search, the crew recovered the body of the victim- The cruise line was working closely with authorities and will continue to assist in an ongoing investigation. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred on the Symphony of the Seas en route to Saint Thomas this morning. Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones for their loss, and our care team is providing support and assistance during this difficult time," RCCL said in a statement. The "Symphony of the Seas" has resumed her voyage and was under way for the cruise line's private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay. She was due to return to her homeport Miami, Florida on Aug 17.
Royal Caribbean names Symphony of the Seas at new Miami terminal
American actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega and their son Ocean christened Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas – the world’s largest cruise ship – at PortMiami in Florida, US on 15 November. Royal Caribbean’s first-ever godfamily officially named the vessel in front of almost 1,000 people at the cruise line’s new Terminal A , which was opened on 2 November. It was the largest-ever ship naming ceremony in Royal Caribbean history and included performances from an electronic violinist, Florida International University’s Marching Band and student drummers from Miami Southridge Senior High.
Medevac off Palma
On Oct 22, 2018, the "Symphony of the Seas" enroute from Valencia to Barcelona requeste the medical evacuation of a Canadian passenger with gastric hemorrhage 45 miles NW of Palma de Mallorca. Salvamento Marítimo deployed a Helimer 220 helicopter to hoist her along with a companion and a doctor. The patient was transferred to the hospital of Son Espases. Video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1054649489666048000Upload News