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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The family of Barbara Fojtasek sued Norwegian Cruise Lines based on an accident she had when she and her family were passengers onboard the Norwegian Spirit,

The company promoted and sold a shore based excursion in Roatan, Honduras which was a zip line and they recommended it to Barbara Fojtasek, her husband and their two children.

However, according to the lawsuit, the cable on the ride should not have been used as it was rusty and corroded, and not suitable for such a ride. Barbara was afraid of the ride but was told it would be fine for her, and the employee in charge of the family was a...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Goldberg family, were part of a party of 13 people from Pennsylvania who took a Royal Caribbean cruise on the Freedom of the Seas, to celebrate their grandmother's 81st birthday,

They decided to start their trip with a celebratory meal in the ship’s restaurant but the restaurant hostess said that she could not find the dinner reservation and  they would have to wait two hours do eat.

Gail Goldberg then found another manager who found their reservation and they sat down to eat dinner. However, following dinner they were supposedly followed by security staff, harassed by employees and called ...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Over 130 passengers who fell ill onboard Boudicca, a Fred Olsen cruise liner, around four years ago filed a lawsuit against the company. They have recently been awarded a six figure settlement. 

The passengers became sick onboard the ship during a period of eight months, from October 2009 to May 2010. During that time there were nine different cruises on which people became sick.

According to the passengers they had rapid onset of vomiting, diarrhea, severe headaches and stomach cramps and some continue to suffer to this day.

Fred Olsen said that the passengers likely had norovirus, which...

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Monday, December 8, 2014

A cruise passenger who was seriously injured in an accident during a cruise aboard a Carnival cruise ship was awarded nearly three million dollars by Federal Judge Ursula Ungaro in Florida.

Denise Kaba apparently slipped and fell when she was walking around a pool on the Carnival Pride cruise ship in August, 2009.  Her knee cap was fractured and subsequently needed six surgeries plus the need for one or two knee replacement surgeries in the future.

She said that the deck around the pool was very slippery due to the type of surface there and that there had been numerous other accidents due to the...

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Canadian singer has won over$3,500,000 in damages against Admiral Cruises.

A 38 year old singer on the cruise ship, Star Dancer was exercising in the ship’s gymnasium, and she was then hit in the eye by and elastic exercise band,

At her hearing she claimed $700 in lost wages and $235 in medical bills. She also said that Admiral Cruises should have helped her more as doctors had recommended three monthly follow up treatments to check that the pressure inside her eye was not increasing. She went on to develop problems with her vision when she entered dark rooms and in addition developed stabbing...

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

A group of passengers are suing Carnival Corporation and asking for damages of $5,000 per month for the rest of their lives for damages for alleged medical and mental problems.

The case comes after the Carnival Triumph cruise ship drifted at sea for days following a fire in the engine room in February 2013 during a four day cruise. The ship was left without power to the engines, and only little electricity, meaning that there was human waste in the hallways, bad smells, extreme heat and a limited water supply.

Carnival offered each passenger $500 plus a voucher for another cruise, refund of on...

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Last November, Maryland resident Charles Atwell boarded Pride, a 1,000-foot, 12-deck Carnival cruise ship that sails from Baltimore and Tampa to the Caribbean and carries more than 2,000 passengers. The ship features a nightclub, piano bar, and water slide, and Atwell was also likely attracted by the great reputation of its outgoing, friendly crew.

According to a recent lawsuit filed by Atwell, at least one of the five hot tubs on board the ship was home to very dangerous bacteria and he developed a serious infection, necessitating hospitalization for a large and painful abscess which had to be...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Italian officials are suing Carnival Corporation, the owner of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship for $275 million stating that the disaster has destroyed tourism in the area by causing a major decline in visitors which they expect will take years to recover.

The ship was recently raised and towed away but was half submerged off the coast of Tuscany for over two years, having struck rocks off the island of Giglio with 4,000 passengers on board.

There were 32 people who lost their lives in the disaster and the captain of the ship, Francesco Schettino is awaiting trial on a series of charges...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A settlement of $1,210,000 was reached between Royal Caribbean and the wife and family of George Smith IV. 

The incident took place on July 5, 2005 when Mr. Smith was on honeymoon on from Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas with his new wife, Jennifer Hagel. He disappeared off the ship somewhere between Greece and Turkey.

The cruise line, Royal Caribbean, decided that his death was an accident although following media coverage, the American public began to question exactly what happened.

Jennifer Hagel hired lawyers, who in turn hired experts to investigate the case. In addition...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A $125,000 settlement was reached between Carnival cruise line and a passenger who was trying to get off a tender boat.

Texas resident, Elizabeth Reimer of Texas sailed out of Galveston on a Caribbean cruise.  When the cruise ship reached Grand Cayman, the cruise ship ferried passengers to and from the port using tender boats which were operated by a local company.  Ms. Reimer fell trying to go from the tender to the dock and her leg fell into the gap between them and she broke her tibia.

Cruise lines have a duty of care when they are taking cruise passengers to and from port but accidents occur...

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