Two Workers Dead On American Cruise Line

On Friday, two Holland America Line crew members tragically lost their lives while on board the Nieuw Amsterdam ship in the Bahamas.

According to a statement released by the company, there was an incident in an engineering space that resulted in their deaths. The cause of death is currently being investigated, but initial reports of a shipboard fire have been deemed inaccurate.

“All of us at Holland America Line are deeply saddened by this incident and our thoughts and prayers are with our team members’ families at this difficult time,” the company said in a statement. “The safety, security, and welfare of all guests and crew are the company’s absolute priority.”

They went on to say that they are offering counseling services to those who may have been affected by this incident.

The Nieuw Amsterdam was on a seven-night cruise, having departed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is currently unclear how this incident will affect the remainder of the cruise, but we assure our guests that we are taking all necessary measures to ensure their safety.

This unfortunate event comes just weeks after another tragedy on a cruise ship. A 27-year-old Florida woman was found unresponsive and later died in her cabin while on a cruise to the Bahamas. Upon investigation, a quantity of cocaine was discovered, and a 32-year-old man was arrested. In another incident, a Carnival Cruise ship caught fire.

Our hearts go out to the families of the crew members who lost their lives on the Nieuw Amsterdam. We hope that the cause of their deaths is determined quickly so that their loved ones can find closure.