Cruise Ship Law Blog

Woman Transported From Carnival Pride Due to Cardiac Event

There is no arguing with the fact that the last thing anyone wants when they set out on their cruise is to require emergency transport to a hospital on land. However, these types of events are becoming more and more common, leading us to wonder how cruises could improve their safety and medical facilities to better address guests’ needs?

Incident Aboard Norwegian Pearl Raises Concerns About Cruise Doctor Competency

When Danielle and Brant Aymond embarked on their honeymoon to Honduras aboard the Norwegian Pearl, they had high hopes for what the journey would bring. Unfortunately, the trip became a painful nightmare, when Brant sliced open his foot on the coral reef and the cruise doctor sutured his foot–leaving pieces of the reef inside. Brant required emergency surgery to save his foot after the wound became infected. Now the couple is speaking out about the issue of insufficient standards for cruise medical professionals.

Rape and Sexual Assault of Minors: A Major Concern for Parents

The rape and sexual assault of minors aboard cruise ships continues to be a concern. Due to the misleading advertising of the cruise industry, many parents do not realize the potential dangers that exist for their kids at sea. This week, a case from 2015 came back to light, as the family of the minor is seeking to sue the cruise line for the harm caused to their son.

62-Year-Old Woman Medevaced from Norwegian Breakaway

It is never anyone’s desire to fall seriously ill or become injured while enjoying their cruise vacation. However, there are some things that happen when you least expect them, and when they do, you should be able to rest assured that you are never far from a medevac team. This week, a 62-year-old woman was medevaced from the Norwegian Breakaway as a result of internal bleeding. The rescue was smooth, thanks to cooperation between the cruise staff and the Coast Guard.

Two Women Medevaced From Carnival Pride, Six Hours Apart

Medevac rescues are fairly common at sea. When a passenger or crewmember aboard a cruise has a medical concern that exceeds what the on board medical professional is approved to treat, it is necessary to call in a medevac team so that the ailing individual can be taken to a nearby hospital. This week, not one but two women required medevac assistance from the same ship–the Carnival Pride–on the same day, just six hours apart.

Cruise Ship Rape and Sexual Assault are Too Common: Here’s Why

When you set out on your cruise vacation, the last thing you want is to fall victim to a crime. However, cruise crime is a very real problem and rape and sexual assault are far and away the most common. So what creates an environment where this type of incident can occur? Read on to find out which factors are at play.

Woman Falls Overboard the Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico

This week has been one of repeated tragedy for Carnival Cruise Lines. After a woman aboard the Carnival Elation fell two floors to her death, we have now learned that another woman, 44-year-old Juwanna Brooks, has fallen overboard the Carnival Triumph. The woman was sailing with her husband on a five-day trip to Cozumel, Mexico. She has not yet been found.

Woman Falls To Her Death From Balcony Aboard Carnival Elation

Unfortunately, death at sea is not as uncommon as you might hope. Although not the most common incident to take place aboard a cruise, the cases of cruise passengers falling to their death are growing in number. Late last week, a woman aboard the Carnival Elation fell two floors, from her 14th floor balcony to her death on the 11th floor deck below. Investigators were immediately called onto the scene, but the cause of her fall is still unknown.

Woman Transported From Norwegian Jewel in New Zealand Due To Serious Illness

No one ever expects to require serious medical attention while enjoying their cruise. However, when this happens, you want to know that the medical professionals on board will be competent enough to handle your concerns. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. This week, a woman aboard the Norwegian Jewel was transported to shore due to a serious illness that required immediate attention.

Two Recent Sexual Assaults Aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Ships Result in Lawsuits

At this point, you are likely aware of the fact that cruise ship rape and sexual assault are the most common crimes at sea. However, did you also know that many of these traumatic incidents involve minors? This is the sad and shocking truth you should know before you depart. There were recently two sexual assault cases filed against Norwegian Cruise Lines. The latest one involves an Iowa family who has sued Norwegian Cruise Line for negligence that they believe led to the sexual assault of their 12-year-old daughter last year.

Is Cruise Ship Rape A Real Problem?

If you are preparing to depart on a cruise, you may be wondering if cruise ship rape and sexual assault are real problems? While these are certainly very real problems at sea, there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your traveling companions out of harm’s way.