What Happened to the Olympic Cruise Ship?

By Robert Palmer

On March 1, 2020, the Olympic Cruise Ship set sail from Athens, Greece. The ship was to embark on a journey around the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea. Its route would take it to some of the most beautiful and historic locations in Europe including Corfu, Santorini, and Chania.

The Olympic Cruise Ship was a luxurious vessel that could accommodate up to 2,500 passengers. It featured 5-star amenities such as a spa, multiple restaurants, and on-board entertainment. The cruise promised to be an unforgettable experience for all its guests.

However, tragedy struck before the cruise had even begun. On March 8th, 2020, just one week after setting sail from Athens, the Olympic Cruise Ship sank near the Greek island of Kefalonia. All 2,500 passengers and crew members were rescued but sadly two lives were lost in the process.

The cause of the sinking remains unclear as investigations are still ongoing. However, some reports suggest that a malfunctioning lifeboat was responsible for taking on too much water and then capsizing the entire vessel.

The sinking of the Olympic Cruise Ship has been described as a “freak accident” by many experts in maritime safety. This is due to its rarity and lack of precedence amongst other vessels in similar conditions.

What happened to the Olympic Cruise Ship was a tragic event with two lives being lost in addition to thousands of people being left stranded at sea. The cause is still unknown but investigations are ongoing in an effort to better understand what caused this tragedy.