People Who Disappeared from Cruise Ships

Cruises are mostly pretty fun. You get to travel around for a while, visit foreign countries, and hang around old people who couldn't think of another kind of vacation. But sometimes cruises can be a little on the scary side. After all, if you go to shore but don't make it back by the time the ship leaves, you're in a lot of trouble. Not to mention, if you fall over the railing... that's about it for you. Cruise ship disappearances are a real thing, and they happen more often than you'd think.

Most of the time, people fall off the ship and disappear at sea. Sometimes, they simply vanish from the ship itself, never to be heard from again. It could be kidnapping or murder, but these cases almost invariably stump the FBI. So, next time you think about going on a cruise, check this list and make sure it's really what you want. 

  • Rebecca Coriam

    Rebecca Coriam
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    Rebecca Coriam was a crew member of the Disney Wonder who went missing in March 2011. The ship was sailing from Los Angeles, CA to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and by the time it reached its destination, she was gone. She was last sighted on one of the ship's CCTVs, having what looked to be a tense or emotional phone call. Her parents later discovered her bank account was being used weeks after she disappeared, which led them to believe she was kidnapped

    She is widely presumed to be dead, but nothing has been confirmed. 

  • Russel Rebello

    Russel Rebello
    Video: YouTube
    In January 2012 (on Friday the 13th, no less) the Costa Concordia cruise ship sank off the coast of Italy. Russel Rebello, a waiter on the ship, was last seen alive helping passengers in rescue boats. Most people were rescued from the wreck, but thirty-two died. He is the only one who was never found. 
  • Amy Lynn Bradley

    Amy Lynn Bradley
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    The Rhapsody of the Seas was en route to Curaçao, Antilles, in March 1998. Shortly after it docked, passenger Amy Lynn Bradley was confirmed missing. She was last seen in the very early morning with a member of  the ship's band. There are several theories about her disappearance ranging from kidnapping to being killed after witnessing illegal activity.

    Some people have reported sightings of her on beaches and in brothels in the Caribbean. Some have even claimed that she came up to them, told them her full name, and said she needed help. Because of this, it is thought that she may have been sold into sexual slavery.
  • Samantha Broberg

    Samantha Broberg
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    The Carnival Liberty was on a journey from Texas to Mexico in May 2016 when passenger Samantha Broberg climbed one of the ship's railings and fell backwards into the ocean. Her fall was recorded by one of the ship's security cameras. The US Coast Guard engaged in a search and rescue mission but discovered no signs of her. The search has been called off and she is presumed dead.
  • David Wayne Mossman

    David Wayne Mossman
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    David Wayne Mossman a passenger on the Royal Caribbean ship Navigator of the Seas. He jumped overboard and fell 100 feet into the ocean on March 6th, 2016. He was heard arguing with his mother, who was also a passenger on the cruise, shortly before he jumped. He is presumed dead. 
  • Annette Mizener

    Annette Mizener
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    Annette Mizener's beaded purse was found near a railing on one of the Carnival Pride's lower decks on December 4, 2004. The beads were scattered about the deck and there were spots of blood at the scene, leading her family to believe there was a struggle. A nearby security camera had been covered with paper, ensuring that whatever happened to her was not caught on tape. A 16-hour search found nothing. She has been presumed dead.