Royal Caribbean has reported that a passenger died while on board a ship heading onto a nine-month “Ultimate World Cruise.” The company stated, “A guest sailing on board Serenade of the Seas has sadly passed away,” a Royal Caribbean spokesperson said in a statement to NBC News. ” We are actively providing support and assistance to the guest’s loved ones at this time. Out of the privacy of the guest and their family, we have nothing further to share at this time.”
While the identity and details surrounding the passenger’s death remain unknown, Serenade of the Seas left Miami on December 10, 2023, on the Ultimate World Cruise, which is a 274-night, seven-continent voyage that stops at 60 countries and 11 world wonders.
The ship has already traveled through Mexico, the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador on its South America leg last month, and the Asia Pacific leg of the voyage began on Sunday which will pass through Hawaii, Polynesia, and Australia.