The incident took place on 26 January 2017. A rescue helicopter was dispacted to the cruise ship, whilst it was about 32 kilometres southeast of Cape Campbell in New Zealand.
Royal Caribbean International issued a statement: "Our crew member required urgent medical attention that can only be provided in a hospital. In an effort to provide her with medical care as quickly as possible, we contacted authorities and requested a medical evacuation by helicopter. We are keeping our colleague in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery."