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Cruise Ship Horror Stories Quiz
by Staff
You think your trip will be filled with swimming pools, on-deck golf and exciting ports of call. Instead, you wind up on a cruise featuring fire, famine and disease. What are the worst cruise tragedies travelers have encountered? It’s scarier than your grandma singing karaoke on the Lido deck.

Which virus makes up 90 percent of all gastrointestinal disorders that occur on cruise ships?

  • rotavirus
  • norovirus
  • adenovirus

What is the name of the program that requires cruise ships to report gastrointestinal illnesses?

  • Vessel Sanitation Program
  • Ship Health Illness Program
  • Oceanic Global Wellness Plan

Which cruise ship wrecked on Friday the 13th?

  • Achille Lauro
  • Caronia
  • Costa Concordia

Which ship set sail with a 10-cm (3.9-inch) hole in its bulkhead?

  • MTS Oceanos
  • MS Mikhail Lermontov
  • MS Sea Diamond

The HMHS Brittanic was the sister ship to which famous passenger ship?

  • Titanic
  • Queen Mary
  • Adriatic

Aboard which ship was Leon Klinghoffer killed?

  • Balmoral
  • Achille Lauro
  • Ruby Princess

Why is SOS considered to be the universal distress signal?

  • It stands for Save Our Ship.
  • It is easy to spell.
  • It sounds distinctive in Morse Code.

How many bathtubs did the third-class area on the Titanic have?

  • 2
  • 12
  • 20

After the Titanic sank, some talked of raising the wreck by filling the hull with these items.

  • helium-filled air chambers
  • marshmallows
  • ping pong balls

Which safety initiative was put into place after the sinking of the Titanic?

  • lifeboat capacity for all passengers
  • monitoring icebergs
  • both

What year did the Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sink after being hit by another ship?

  • 1915
  • 1956
  • 1987

Which cruise line was guilty of not monitoring its surveillance cameras and not noticing when a drunk passenger fell overboard?

  • Royal Caribbean
  • Norwegian
  • Carnival

What disease caused a trip to end early aboard the MS Black Watch in 2007?

  • Legionnaire’s Disease
  • Norovirus
  • E. coli

Which cruise ship was the home of “three days of Hell” during 2010?

  • Carnival Splendor
  • Carnival Elation
  • Carnival Fascination

Which natural disaster sank MV Princess of the Stars?

  • hurricane
  • water funnel
  • typhoon

What weapon sunk the famous Carpathia in 1918?

  • bomb
  • sea mine
  • torpedo

Why are cruise ship crimes hard to prosecute?

  • failure to report them
  • international law discrepancies
  • cruise lines cover up issues

What’s an easy way to get yourself removed from a bad cruise?

  • start a fight
  • pay extra for a helicopter
  • fake an illness

What unusual thing did a Silversea cruise ship hit?

  • manatee
  • container ship
  • fishing boat

Which famous vessel landed its passengers in hot water after a 3-hour tour?

  • SS Atlantis
  • SS Minnow
  • SS Victory