Setting out on a cruise vacation should mean that endless days of relaxation are ahead! Unfortunately, if you wind up facing a medical emergency, this is not possible. Late last week, a 61-year-old woman discovered this for herself, when she was airlifted from the Carnival Miracle due to breathing difficulty.
A cruise is intended to be a relaxing and carefree time, but it often is not that way when you have a medical emergency! This week, a 66-year-old man was medevaced from the Carnival Fantasy, reminding us how underlying health concerns can flare up when you’re away, causing more stress than you may have expected.
Typically, medevac transfers from cruise ships go off without a hitch. However, this week, the Carnival Sensation was forced to return to Miami when rocky waters prevented rescue crews from reaching the ship at sea.
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.
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.
Cruises are a picturesque way to spend a vacation with your significant other, especially if it’s your first time away as a married couple. Unfortunately, one such vacation did not have a happy ending. 32-year-old Reco Scott jumped overboard the Carnival Liberty late last week.
Most people would assume that a cruise line’s top priority would be maintaining passenger safety. However, as revealed in an incident in Peru, that is not always the case. And tragically, lives can be lost when companies cut corners on safety measures.
Although cruises are equipped with ship doctors these days, there are some situations that require more intense medical assistance. This week, a 52-year-old man was medevaced from the Carnival Elation as a result of stroke symptoms. He was flown to a hospital on shore.
When a passenger falls overboard, the Coast Guard is there to help. In this most recent case, Carnival Victory passenger Brandon Paul fell overboard 33 miles northwest of Cuba. Despite American and Cuban authorities’ best efforts, the passenger’s body could not be found.
In recent years, pirate attacks have fallen out of the news spotlight. This week, however, Somali pirates hijacked their first commercial vessel—an oil tanker—of the northern coast of Somalia.
When traveling with loved ones, it’s important to keep tabs on everyone. This week, a Georgia man fell overboard the Carnival Elation. His wife reported him missing six hours later.
We are proud to announce that Jacqueline Garcell will represent the plaintiffs suing Royal Caribbean as a result of a deadly bus crash that took place in January. The Miami Herald shares Attorney Garcell’s perspective on the case.
When booking a cruise, some of the most highly anticipated aspects are the shore excursions. While being aboard a luxurious …
French passenger Jean Pierre Knorr is believed to have fallen off of the MSC Divinia before it reached San Juan. The Coast Guard was brought in to carry out a search. However, overboard incidents like this should be preventable.
A cruise ship passenger, Luis Felipe Del Rosario Perez, went missing from his cruise in Barbados. Were appropriate safety protocol in place? We ponder what could have went wrong.