Norwegian Cruise Line is headquartered in the United States and incorporated in Bermuda. The company first began operating as a car-ferry connecting Southampton, UK and Gibraltar, Spain under the name Norwegian Caribbean Line in 1966.
In 1979, the company acquired a ship called France, rehabilitated the ship, and renamed it Norway. Norway was the largest existing cruise ship at the time, and it continued in service until 2003 when a boiler explosion in the Port of Miami forced the ship to be retired.
Norwegian Cruise Line has expanded and changed significantly since the company first began operations. Today, Norwegian Cruise Lines has a large fleet of ships, and the company provides the opportunity for passengers to enjoy “free-style cruising” as they travel to destinations in Alaska, Bermuda, Europe and Hawaii. Norwegian is now a publicly-traded company and the cruise line has approximately an eight percent share of the worldwide pleasure cruise market.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Fleet
The many passengers who travel aboard Norwegian Cruise Line ships each year have numerous options regarding which vessel they wish to travel on. Norwegian’s fleet includes:
- Norwegian Sky
- Norwegian Sun
- Norwegian Spirit
- Norwegian Star
- Norwegian Dawn
- Norwegian Jewel
- Norwegian Jade
- Norwegian Pearl
- Norwegian Gem
- Norwegian Epic
- Norwegian Breakaway
- Norwegian Getaway
- Norwegian Escape
- Pride of America
Norwegian is also expected to introduce a new ship called the Norwegian Joy in 2017, and another new ship called the Norwegian Bliss in 2018.
Cases Against Norwegian Cruise Line
Rapes, drownings, and many other types of accidents aboard Norwegian ships have caused substantial harm to crew members, young children, elderly passengers, and cruise passengers of all ages. Norwegian has one of the highest incidents of rape cases of any cruise line, and has also created dangerous situations by encouraging excessive intoxication with its all-inclusive alcohol options available on some of its ships.
When problems arise because of Norwegian’s policies or because the cruise line fails to take adequate steps to protect crew members and passengers from harm, a cruise ship rape lawyer or injury lawyer should be sought to provide assistance to the victims seeking compensation for their losses. Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. has pursued legal action against Norwegian in many cases including:
We have demonstrated that we are prepared and ready to take on Norwegian Cruise Lines in litigation, so give us a call if you need help making a claim against the cruise line.
Contact LMAW If You’re Hurt While Onboard a Cruise Ship
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. has successfully pursued cases against some of the world’s largest cruise lines. We are ready to provide assistance if you experience a rape or sexual assault, accidental injury, or any of the many harms can occur while traveling on major cruise ships.
Find out more about your options for getting help from an experienced attorney who has handled cases related to sexual violence, as well as those arising from cruise ship injuries suffered by passengers or crew members. Call us now at 877-233-1238 for a free consultation or contact us online to find out how we can help with your case.