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 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. Her parents 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.
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
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.
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.