Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping from World's Largest Cruise Ship

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Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping from World’s Largest Cruise Ship

A Royal Caribbean passenger has tragically died after jumping from the world’s largest cruise ship, the Icon of the Seas. The unidentified man jumped over 80 feet from the colossal vessel shortly after it departed from Florida on Sunday, embarking on the first night of a week-long trip to Honduras.

Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping From World's Largest Cruise Ship

The ship’s crew immediately notified the U.S. Coast Guard and launched a search and rescue operation. Our Care Team is actively providing support and assistance to the guest’s loved ones during this difficult time. For the privacy of the guest and their family, we have no additional details to share,” Royal Caribbean said in a statement.

Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping From World's Largest Cruise Ship

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Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping From World’s Largest Cruise Ship

The man was in critical condition when brought back to the ship but was later declared dead. The vessel was stopped for about two hours while the crew assisted with the search and rescue mission.

Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping From World's Largest Cruise Ship

The ship was approximately 300 miles from PortMiami when the man jumped, according to CruiseHive. The cruise ship deployed one of their rescue boats, located the man, and brought him back aboard,” the US Coast Guard said “He was pronounced deceased. Beyond assisting in the search, the US Coast Guard did not have much involvement in this incident.”

Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping From World's Largest Cruise Ship

Passengers shared images of the rescue on social media as the search continued, with some initially saying he had been found alive. The man was in critical condition when brought back to the ship but was later declared dead.

Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping From World's Largest Cruise Ship

The unidentified man jumped over 80 feet from the enormous Icon of the Seas soon after it departed from Florida on Sunday

Royal Caribbean Passenger Dies After Jumping From World's Largest Cruise Ship

The ship was about 300 miles from the Port of Miami when the man jumped

The $2 billion ship runs nearly 1,200 feet (365 meters) from bow to stern and has 20 decks, 2,350 crew members, and 2,805 staterooms, with room for 7,600 passengers. It is powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas.

The 1,200-foot-long Icon of the Seas took its first voyage in January. It holds 7,600 passengers and 2,350 crew members. Apart from this, the ship also boasts a 55-foot artificial waterfall, 40 dining venues and bars, seven swimming pools including a 40,000-gallon ‘lake’, 50 musicians and comedians, as well as a 16-piece orchestra.

In April, 20-year-old Levion Parker jumped overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in front of his horrified family. The 18-story Liberty of the Seas was travelling between Cuba and the Bahamas’ Grand Inagua Island when the shocking incident occurred.

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