Cruise Ship Law Blog

Drug Bust Aboard the Island Princess Delayed Departure by Several Hours

When you think of a cruise vacation, illegal narcotics probably do not come to mind. However, this week, that’s exactly what many passengers aboard the Island Princess were likely thinking about, as a search of their ship turned up an undisclosed quantity of drugs. Three crewmembers were arrested and charged with possession.

Man Reported Missing After 4 Days from the Golden Princess

When traveling alone, you’ll face different safety concerns than those traveling in a group. One example of this is the fact that there is no one to check on you during your vacation. This week, a 61-year-old traveling alone on the Golden Princess was missing for four days before the ship’s crew reported him missing.

Man Medevaced from Carnival Pride Due to Heart Attack

When you go on a cruise, the last thing you want is a medical emergency. Unfortunately, in recent weeks, there has been an upswing in the number of medevac situations at sea. In this most recent case, a 58-year-old man was medevaced from Carnival Pride because he was having a heart attack.

Two Men Medevaced from the Grandeur of the Seas Mere Hours Apart

When you embark on a cruise, you might not expect the Coast Guard’s services to be of paramount importance at all, let alone twice! Yet, that’s exactly what was necessary for the Grandeur of the Seas, when two men had to be medevaced to nearby hospitals, mere hours apart, for unrelated health emergencies.

Cuban Cruise Travel on the Horizon

For decades, travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens was forbidden by a travel ban. However, since the ban was lifted in late 2015, travelers have found countless ways to make their dreams of a Cuban vacation a reality. Now, the cruise industry is making Cuba more accessible than ever before.