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What Compensation Can I Recover in My Cruise Injury Case?

September 08, 2019

In this video cruise injury attorney Jack Hickey discusses the compensation that you can potentially receive if you have been the victim of a cruise ship injury or sexual assault. 

Hickey says that the damages that you can recover as a result of an injury sustained on a cruise ship are similar to those that you would be able to recover if…

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Royal Caribbean Crew Member Dies after Falling from Ship in Italy

September 07, 2019

A Royal Caribbean crew member has tragically lost his life after falling from the ship on which he worked while the ship was docked in Italy. 

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Cruise Companies Pledge Aid to the Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian

September 06, 2019

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas over the weekend, killing dozens of people and destroying thousands of homes. As the international pledges to help the country pour in, some cruise companies have also stepped up.

In an NBC News report an official with the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship said that the ship’s crew is preparing 10,000…

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Grand Celebration Set Out on 2-Day Itinerary but Returns 6 Days Later

September 05, 2019

After more than a week’s worth of cruise itinerary changes and cancellations due to Hurricane Dorian, the storm continues to make waves in the travel industry. 

WPTV News reports that the Grand Celebration cruise ship has just returned to its South Florida port after being rerouted due to Hurricane Dorian. The Celebration’s most recent…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Passenger Claims Company Treating Passengers Like “Animals”

September 04, 2019

For years we have advised cruise ship travelers that, according to their cruise tickets, cruise ship captains can change the ships’ itineraries at any time and for virtually any reason. Most people never imagine that their voyage will experience significant changes. But, as Hurricane Dorian has loomed in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean for the better part of the past week, over a dozen cruise itineraries have been modified or cancelled. 

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Port Canaveral Closure Leads to Cruise Passengers Being Stranded at Sea

September 03, 2019

to strike Florida as well. Weather forecasters have had significant difficulty predicting Dorian’s path, leading to weather related travel delays, cancellations, and closures up and down the Southeastern Coast. Dorian’s threat has caused the U.S. Coast Guard to declare 'Hurricane Condition Zulu' at Port Canaveral, reports WTVR.com, effectively closing the port to returning cruise ships.

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Cancelled Royal Caribbean Cruise Leaves Passengers Stranded in Baltimore

September 02, 2019

Thousands of cruise ship travelers were supposed to set sail for Bermuda from Baltimore this past weekend, on a 5-day itinerary for fun in the sun. But just hours after their ship departed from port the vessel was forced to return due to mechanical problems. With the trip cancelled, thousands of would-be travelers were left scrambling for accommodations and trying to salvage their long holiday weekends.

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Baltimore Based Royal Caribbean Ship Returns to Port Due to Mechanical Problems

September 01, 2019

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to port in Baltimore just hours after setting sail on Saturday, after the ship suffered from a mechanical issue that the company felt would make the voyage untenable. 

The Grandeur of the Seas returned to Port Covington shortly after departing from port due to mechanical issues affecting the ship’s propulsion system. Royal Caribbean cancelled the sailing. 

In a statement Caribbean spokeswoman Melissa Charbonneau said "The Grandeur of the Seas has experienced a technical issue with its propulsion system and…

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Carnival Cuts a Cruise Short and Lengthens Another as Hurricane Dorian Looms

August 31, 2019

As Hurricane Dorian strengthens and seems to take aim at Florida, cruise line officials are scrambling to adjust to the rapidly changing weather conditions. This has caused in disruptions of over half a dozen cruises, and has even resulted in one cruise line offering passengers the choice of cruising in the midst of the hurricane and receiving a full refund. The latest announced change involves the Carnival Miracle, which will now return to port in Tampa a day earlier than planned. 

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Cruise Line Gives Passengers Choice of Sail in Midst of Hurricane Dorian Or Refund

August 30, 2019

For days cruise companies have been rescheduling itineraries and warning travelers who are already at sea that they may be returning home later than expected.These changes come as Hurricane Dorian strengthens in the Caribbean with a trajectory that seems to be headed for Florida. With this as the backdrop, the operators of the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line had a decision to make: do they go ahead with a planned cruise to the Bahamas or do they cancel? Instead of making the decision themselves they instead left the decision to passengers.

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