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Report: Just 15 Cruise Ships Arrived to The U.S. Free Of Coronavirus After March 1

June 26, 2020

Coronavirus continues to dominate headlines in the nation and disrupt Americans' way of life. Many people became aware just how serious the pandemic would become when massive coronavirus outbreaks began to appear on cruise ships. It seems that the vessels lived up to their moniker as floating Petri dishes as up to 700 or more passengers fell ill with the virus aboard some ships. Now, a new report indicates that out of over 100 ships that arrived at the U.S. after March 1, just 15 were free of coronavirus.

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Video: What If I Fall On A Ship, At A Hotel, Or In A Building?

June 26, 2020

If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may be unsure of what to do next. The first thing you should do after a slip and fall is to seek medical attention. After that, start to think about collecting evidence in the form of photographs and witness information. Our slip and fall lawyers have…

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Popular Website Lists 23 Cruise Ships That Could Be Headed to the Scrap Yard

June 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption in the travel industry and no subsector of the travel industry has been hit harder than cruises. The situation has gotten so dire that the major cruise lines have repeatedly postponed their planned dates to return to operations, with the latest information indicating that cruising will not resume before September 15. Additionally, the cruise landscape may have changed so drastically that cruise ships which were operational just months ago may now be sold for scrap.

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Disney Wonder Crew Member Dies As Ship Circles in the Caribbean

June 24, 2020

A Disney Cruises crew member has died while aboard the ship on which he worked. Authorities say that they will test him for COVID-19.

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Cruise Cancellations Become The Industry Norm

June 23, 2020

Recent developments indicate that cruise companies were overly ambitious when they announced that they would return to operations in the late summer. In particular, Carnival Cruise Line boldly announced that it would begin sailing again on August 1, only to subsequently backtrack. Now, it seems that cruise cancellations are becoming the industry norm as major lines announce more cancellations into the fall.

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Pullmantur Becomes Insolvent - Will Have To Restructure to Continue Operations

June 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left the cruise industry reeling as cruise lines have ground to a halt since early to mid-March. Though most cruise companies have successfully weathered the storm, at one time it looked as if one of the three major cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, may go out of business. But last-minute financing helped the company survive. Now the first major cruise line to become insolvent a result of the pandemic has announced.

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Do I Have a Slip and Fall Case?

June 22, 2020

Image of man who has fallen on a wet floorAfter sustaining a slip and fall injury, you may be facing physical, emotional, and financial distress. Serious injuries caused by these often-preventable accidents can lead to high medical bills, intensive rehabilitation, and time away from work that you and your family can’t afford. If you slipped, tripped, or fell on someone’s…

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It Seems Likely That Cruise Ship Passengers Will Have to Wear Face Masks

June 21, 2020

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in dozens of states across the country the cruise industry has acknowledged that returning to operations as soon as August 1 would not be practical. Late last week the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) announced that the international cruise industry would voluntarily suspend operations to the United States, at least through September 14.

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Cruise Ship Refund Policies Come Under Scrutiny As World Grapples With Coronavirus Pandemic

June 20, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, cruise companies were left with virtually no revenue streams and thousands of passengers requesting millions of dollars of refunds. The requests overloaded the cruise companies' normal refund processes and caused refund delays of up to 90 a more days. Now many people who had paid for their voyages before the pandemic are claiming that cruise companies are refusing to give them refunds due to "technicalities." 

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Cruise Lines Voluntarily Suspend U.S. Based Operations Until September 15

June 19, 2020

So much for a return to cruising on August 1; all major cruise lines have agreed to voluntarily suspend operations out of U.S. ports until September 15.

When Carnival Cruise Line announced that it would return to the seas on August 1 the announcement felt a little premature. The world was, and still is, battling the coronavirus pandemic and…

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