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Jun

26

2015
9 Cruise Ship Passengers Dead After Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Alaska

9 Cruise Ship Passengers Dead After Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Alaska

9 passengers from the Holland America Line cruise ship Westerdam were killed on Thursday, June 25 as the sightseeing plane they were traveling on crashed into an Alaska mountainside. View the video coverage from in Seattle. Read the full report here as well. Nine people were killed when a sightseeing float plane carrying eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot crashed against the granite rock…

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Jun

22

2015
22 Injured as Cruise Ship Hits Wall in New York’s St. Lawrence Seaway

22 Injured as Cruise Ship Hits Wall in New York’s St. Lawrence Seaway

The Associated Press reports (carried by Fox News)… Last week (June 18)… A cruise ship taking European tourists to Ontario, Canada, crashed into a wall while entering a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in northern New York, injuring 19 passengers and three crew members, officials said Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard said the 286-foot Saint Laurent was headed from Montreal to Toronto when it…

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Jun

22

2015
Royal Caribbean’s World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Nearing Completion in France

Royal Caribbean’s World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Nearing Completion in France

The world’s biggest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, is nearing completion at a shipyard in France. The goal is to have the ship operational for a May 2016 inaugural voyage, from Southhampton in Britain to the Spanish city of Barcelona. Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, currently the world’s biggest cruise ships, are also owned and operated by Royal…

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Jun

15

2015
Carnival Cruise Ships To Set Sail With Over 7,000 People?

Carnival Cruise Ships To Set Sail With Over 7,000 People?

According to various news reports, Carnival Cruise Ships will begin building four new cruise ships, each capable of taking 6,600 passengers and hundreds of crew out into the ocean for cruise voyages. Cruise ships continue to get bigger, more efficient and better able to carry large amounts of people comfortably…(and from our perspective…hopefully safely). From Bloomberg Business… The largest cruise line plans to push the…

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Jun

08

2015
Cruise Injury: Broken Pelvis, Caused By Malfunctioning Sliding Door

Cruise Injury: Broken Pelvis, Caused By Malfunctioning Sliding Door

A number of months ago, we received an inquiry through our website’s contact form from a passenger who had suffered a debilitating injury – a broken pelvis that was caused by a fall that occurred when an automatic sliding door malfunctioned. Sadly, this is not an uncommon injury. Cruise ship doors…a potential hazard It’s not unusual to be contacted by passengers who were injured by…

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Jun

03

2015
Cruise Ship Passenger Injured While Ice Skating on Royal Caribbean

Cruise Ship Passenger Injured While Ice Skating on Royal Caribbean

Apparently you can ice skate on some of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships including: Freedom of the Seas Explorer of the Seas Mariner of the Seas Our recommendation, however, is to be careful. Recently (May 2015) we had a passenger contact our law firm because they were injured while skating on a Royal Caribbean ship. While skating for most people who are experienced gliding around on…

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Jun

03

2015

2 Crew Members Dead on Cruise Ships?

Bahamas police investigating deaths of 2 crew members on different cruise ships Very little seems to be known so far, but multiple new sites are reporting that 2 crew members have been found dead, apparently separate accidents on separate cruise ships (or in ports of call). Details are few at this point and even speculative news is relatively quiet. Here is the report: From ABC…

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Jun

03

2015
Image from CNN Video

More Cruise Ship Safety Problems, This Time in China

In the U.S. we hear about cruise ship accidents, mishaps and injuries on a regular basis. The news media are quick to pick up stories about injured passengers, norovirus accounts, safety issues and countless other problems related to the cruise lines and their ports of call. Quite often, those are singular accounts – a person goes overboard, a passenger is assaulted, etc. Sadly, there is…

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May

29

2015
Fire in the Casino of Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas?

Fire in the Casino of Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas?

May 29, 2015: A new post on Events at Sea 2015 / CruiseJunkie.com is showing… From a reader: “I have family on board Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas who have just contacted me to say that a fire has broken out in the casino. Apparently somebody dropped a cigarette and fire crews are responding.” Read this at the CruiseJunkie website: *Note: details not yet…

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May

19

2015
Drowning of Young Girl Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Gem

Drowning of Young Girl Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Gem

More terrible news from the cruise line industry, this time the apparent drowning of a 10 year old girl aboard the Norwegian Gem as it sailed from New York to Florida and the Bahamas. The accident occurred as the ship was sailing off the coast of South Carolina. The ship then sailed to Port Canaveral, Florida. The cruise line confirmed the death of the young…

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