Category: Cruise Passenger S.O.S.

Tips for Safe Cruising This Winter

Before you set out on your cruise this winter, you’ll want to make sure you fully understand what you are getting yourself into. Make sure to read the fine print of your ticket and do your research on cruise medical staff before you depart. And if you should suffer accident or injury at sea, LMAW, P.A. is here to help.

Man Suffering From Appendicitis Medevaced From Grandeur of the Seas

No one ever sets out on a cruise with the expectation of requiring emergency medical attention. However, this was exactly the case for one man this week, who was suffering from appendicitis while on the Grandeur of the Seas. In an air-lift mission that required helicopters to provide extra fuel for the long journey, the man was successfully brought to the nearest hospital.

87-Year-Old Woman Medevaced From Viking Sky

For most people, an accident or injury at sea is probably the last thing they want to experience. Unfortunately, these kinds of incidents–many of which are preventable–happen far more often than anyone would like. This week, an 87-year-old woman injured her hip and required medevac assistance.

31-Year-Old Man Medevaced from Carnival Sunshine

No one goes on a cruise, intending to require emergency medical assistance. However, even the most seemingly prepared of passengers can wind up in a situation that justifies a medevac. This week, a 31-year-old man was airlifted from the Carnival Sunshine as it sailed off of the Atlantic coast of Florida.

Cruise Captain Rescues 10 Men Stranded At Sea

It’s not everyday that a cruise ship is involved in a rescue operation. However, this week P&O’s Britannia made a slight detour in order to rescue 10 men who were stranded in their wooden ship, off of the coast of Spain. The captain explained he had a moral and legal responsibility to do what he could to help.

8-Year-Old Falls to Death Aboard Carnival Glory: Our Cruise Ship Lawyer Weighs In

A cruise vacation should be safe and enjoyable for the entire family. Unfortunately, overboard accidents continue to happen at a startling rate. Just this weekend, an 8-year-old girl fell to her death aboard the Carnival Glory as it was docked in PortMiami. We send our deepest condolences to her family. Having handled roughly a half dozen overboard cases, our maritime attorneys explain.

LMAW, PA Speaks With CBS News Regarding Hurricane Harvey Class Action

When a hurricane is en route, you would expect a cruise company to have the best interest of its passengers at heart and make arrangements to delay or cancel the cruise. In the face of Hurricane Harvey, Royal Caribbean did none of that, endangering passengers and causing unnecessary hardship. A class action lawsuit has been filed to hold them accountable for their actions.

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.

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.

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.