For most people, the idea of a mutiny is straight out of a pirate movie! However, late last month, a passenger aboard a Costa ship staged a very real mutiny at sea, when several ports of call were cancelled due to health concerns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cruises are meant to create memories that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, when an accident or injury occurs aboard the ship, those memories may be tainted by an unpleasant reality. This week, a tragedy occurred aboard the Emerald Princess when a 39-year-old woman was found dead after a reported domestic dispute.
Most people would agree that a cruise ship moves slowly and gracefully through the water. However, you should keep in mind that a cruise is not slow enough for any human to catch up with by swimming. Yet, that is exactly what one woman attempted to do.
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.
A heart attack is something no one wants to experience. But this is especially true when you are out at sea, miles away from your primary doctor. This week, an 89-year-old woman was medevaced from her cruise when her symptoms indicated that she may indeed have a heart attack.
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.
Each year brings the arrival of cruise trends that are meant to improve passenger enjoyment. However, these new improvements can also lead to unexpected accident and injury. Before you head out on your next cruise, it’s important to remember that safety always comes first.
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.