Disney rescues Royal Caribbean passenger

Ships: Oasis of the Seas

Disney Cruise Line has reportedly saved a passenger who fell overboard from Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.

The 22-year-old man was spotted by a passenger on the Disney ship on Thursday morning, as the Disney Magic approached Cozumel, Mexico. A lifeboat was then dispatched to rescue the passenger.

It is not known how the passenger came to be in the water. The man was immediately transported to shore for treatment.

In a statement, Royal Caribbean said the “22-year-old male guest from Oasis of the Seas went overboard near Cozumel, Mexico.

“He was spotted by a crew member from another cruise ship, and picked up. We are grateful for the other ship’s assistance.”

Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said the cruise line has not yet provided additional comment, beyond its statement.

Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world along with its sister ship Allure of the Seas, with capacity for 5,400 passengers and 2,394 crew. The ship was on a seven-night cruise to the Western Caribbean when the incident occurred.

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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