Cruise Ship Law Blog

Norwegian Escape Passengers Given No Clear Return Date

The Norwegian Escape was one ship that shuttled passengers out of the way of Hurricane Irma. For days, the ship docked in Cozumel as it waited for the storm to pass. Although an extended vacation may have sounded fun in the beginning. Passengers soon discovered that sometimes a longer cruise is not necessarily a better one.

Royal Caribbean Sends Ships to Help With Evacuation and Aid After Hurricane Irma

In the wake of a hurricane, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Especially after the destruction left by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, many thousands of individuals are left scrambling to pick up the pieces. This week, Royal Caribbean announced that it would be sending two of its ships to assist with evacuation and aid efforts in the Caribbean. The company is also prepared to assist in Florida, once the extent of the damage is known.

Cruise Passengers in Port Miami Seeking a Way Out

In preparation for Hurricane Irma’s arrival in the U.S., many cruise lines made the decision to stop in PortMiami ahead of schedule to drop off passengers. However, these passengers soon discovered that leaving Florida would be more difficult than they imagined.

Hurricane Irma Threatens Cruise Ship Passenger Safety

When you book a cruise, you never know what kind of weather you will get. If you happen to book your cruise during prime Hurricane season, then there is a risk your plans could get cancelled. This week, many major cruise lines are prioritizing passenger safety and rerouting or cancelling cruises due to Hurricane Irma.

Carnival Ships Stuck At Sea Due to Hurricane Harvey

You can control many things about your cruise vacation. However, the one thing you can’t control is the weather. So when a hurricane threatens to ruin your time away, you can only hope that your cruise ship will place your safety as a first priority. That is exactly what happened this week, when Hurricane Harvey prevented three Carnival ships from returning to Galveston, Texas.

What to do After a Cruise Ship Rape or Sexual Assault

Rape and sexual assault are the two most common crimes aboard cruise ships. Unfortunately, these incidents happen far more often than anyone would like. So if you have become the victim of an attack, we are here to help. Here are a few tips for what to do after this kind of traumatic experience.

Three Cruise Deserters Apprehended in Arkansas

It is very rare to hear of someone deserting a cruise. After all, these are intended to be ideal places for relaxation and ease. However, that may not always be the case. And for three former cruise crewmembers, the opportunity to start a new life in the U.S. may have been all the motivation they needed to desert their positions aboard cruise ships, while those ships were docked in U.S. ports.

Carnival Fantasy Returns to Port Due to Serious Medical Emergency

Most of the time, when a medical emergency takes place aboard a cruise, a medevac is called in to airlift the passenger to a hospital on land. This allows the cruise to continue as scheduled, while still offering the ailing passenger the necessary attention. This week, however, a very serious situation required the entire ship to return to port.