Category: Cruise Passenger S.O.S.

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.

Passengers Aboard Sea Princess Subjected to Pirate Drills at Sea

Going on a luxury, around-the-world cruise should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. However, for ships sailing through the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal, the threat of pirate activity is very real. As a result, cruise lines often practice pirate drills and require night time blackouts in the name of guest and crewmember safety. Although it can be an inconvenience, the threat of an attack justifies this precaution.

3-Year-Old Falls From Balcony Aboard Carnival Breeze, Medevaced to Hospital

When you set out on a family friendly cruise, you expect that it will indeed be safe and enjoyable for the entire family. However, if the cruise ship is not built with all ages in mind, your vacation can quickly take a turn for the worst. This week, a 3-year-old girl fell from the balcony of her stateroom, onto the outdoor deck below, giving rise to the question of whether the balconies were made with the safety of all passengers in mind.

82-Year-Old Passenger Medevaced From Anthem of the Seas

It is never fun to miss out on a highly anticipated vacation. After all, it is likely that you have been looking forward to this experience for a long time, and have high expectations for what it will entail. However, when you have a medical emergency, it is important that your health becomes your first priority, even if it means missing out on the rest of your trip. A story out of New Jersey reminds us of this.

56-Year-Old Medevaced from Cruise off of Cape Cod

No one sets out on a cruise with the intention of needing emergency medical assistance. However, accident and injury happen far more often than anyone would like. This week, a 56-year-old woman was medevaced from her cruise as it sailed off of the coast of Cape Cod.