Cruise NewsBaby Boy Born at Sea During Seven Night Cruise

Baby Boy Born at Sea During Seven Night Cruise

A healthy baby boy was born on Queen Mary 2 over the weekend as the ship was nearing the end of a seven night Transatlantic cruise that arrived in new York on Sunday morning.
Benjamin Brooklyn was born on Saturday night aboard the world’s largest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2. The mother, a German passenger who was only identified by her first name Johanna, was traveling with her brother when the her water broke. He told the New York Post that Johanna wasn’t due for another three weeks.

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She was rushed to the medical center on the ship where a doctor on board helped deliver the healthy baby boy.  The infant was taken to New York Methodist Hospital when the ship docked a few hours later and the baby and mother are both doing well.

The captain of Queen Mary 2 said that this was the first time that a baby had been born on the vessel.

The 2,620 passenger Queen Mary 2 left Southampton, England on January 10 for a seven night Transatlantic cruise to New York City.  Queen Mary 2 was the largest passenger vessel in the world (148,000 gross tons) when the ship debuted in 2004.

Photo Credit: Trondheim Havn via Wiki Creative Commons

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Cruise NewsBaby Boy Born at Sea During Seven Night Cruise


  1. Her brother said she wasn’t due for 3 more weeks. This means she was 37 weeks, and was against policy to allow her to board, did she not tell how far along she was to the cruise line before boarding?

    Cunard’s policy prohibits guests from boarding that will enter the 24th week of pregnancy by the last day of the voyage.

    • That was do wrong of them to board the vessel, what if she had lost the baby due to complications in the delivery of the child. What was the cost of the delivery of this child being born onboard?

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