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Dec

13

2017
Norovirus Strikes Passengers on Ovation of the Seas

Norovirus Strikes Passengers on Ovation of the Seas

In a Huffington News report (read it here), ‘hundreds of passengers’ were suffering from norovirus symptoms — the cruise was Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas trip from Singapore to Tasmania. The world’s 4th largest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas can carry over 5,000 passengers. According to the arcticle, The Norovirus is a gastrointestinal disease with symptoms that include headaches, nausea, projectile vomiting and…

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Dec

08

2017
Do You Have A Cruise Accident Story to Tell?

Do You Have A Cruise Accident Story to Tell?

Our law firm has been listening to cruise ship accident stories for more than 25 years. We’ve heard thousands. Some stories are so commonplace, we could probably finish the sentences of the people on the other end of the phone. Some stories are so shocking that we remember the details of the calls years later. Even though there are similarities between all of these stories,…

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Dec

07

2017
Miami Cruise Industry Influencing Senate Vote of Corporate Taxes?

Miami Cruise Industry Influencing Senate Vote of Corporate Taxes?

A very interesting article in the Miami New Times, Miami’s Cruise Industry Gave $23,500 to Senator Who Stopped New Cruise Tax, details campaign contribution made to a Republican Senator who had had influence over bill amendments that would have taxed a portion of the cruise lines revenue. From the article… Next time you see a cruise ship at PortMiami, consider this: Because of a loophole…

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Dec

07

2017
Carnival Sunshine to Call Charleston Home

Carnival Sunshine to Call Charleston Home

From today’s story in the Charleston Post and Courier, Carnival Cruise Line is bringing a newer, and bigger, ship to the Port of Charleston beginning in 2019, the Miami-based company said Thursday. The Carnival Sunshine will call Charleston its home port beginning in May 2019, with regular four- and five-day sailings to the Bahamas. The Sunshine, which launched in November 1995, will replace the 28-year-old…

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Dec

07

2017
Our Lawyers Help Passengers Who Are Facing Medical Bills After a Cruise Ship Accident

Our Lawyers Help Passengers Who Are Facing Medical Bills After a Cruise Ship Accident

Were you hurt on a recent cruise vacation? With over 23 million passengers cruising each year around the world, thousands are bound to get hurt in accidents. How do we know? We’ve been working with injured cruise ship passengers for over 25 years and have battled the cruise lines and insurance companies who work hard to NOT pay for passenger injuries. We work hard to…

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Dec

02

2017
Miami Cruise Lawyers Expect Busy End to 2017

Miami Cruise Lawyers Expect Busy End to 2017

2017 is coming to a close with just a few weeks left in December. October and November were busy months as both passengers and crew members reached out to our law firm for help after they were hurt on cruise ships. This is normal as over 23 million passengers and tens of thousands of crew members travel the world each year. Accidents, both minor and…

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Nov

02

2017
87 Year Old Woman Taken From Cruise Ship by Coast Guard Near Norflk, VA After Injury

87 Year Old Woman Taken From Cruise Ship by Coast Guard Near Norflk, VA After Injury

Per WTKR News in Norfolk, VA a injured passenger was taken by the Coast Guard from the Viking Sky to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. According to the report, “watchstanders at the 5th Coast Guard District Command Center in Portsmouth were notified around 12:30 p.m. Monday that the woman had fallen and injured her hip on board the 749-foot Viking Sky. The helicopter crew lifted the…

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Oct

16

2017
Unspeakable Tragedy as  8 Year Old Girl Dies After Fall on Carnival Cruise Ship Glory

Unspeakable Tragedy as 8 Year Old Girl Dies After Fall on Carnival Cruise Ship Glory

Sadly…news outlets are reporting that an 8 year old girl fell within the atrium of the Carnival Cruise Ship Glory while passengers were set to disembark at Port Miami. Apparently she fell while her family was waiting to use the elevator to leave the ship. A first responder at the scene attempted to resuscitate the girl and she was eventually taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s…

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Oct

14

2017
World’s Largest Cruise Ship Set to Sail in April 2018

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Set to Sail in April 2018

Symphony of the Seas will overtake Harmony of the Seas — both Royal Caribbean cruise ships — to become the world’s largest cruise ship. With the capability to house nearly 5,500 passengers per cruise, the boat is essentially a small town. From Conde Nast: “The world’s largest cruise ship has been revealed, and it’s unlike any of its predecessors. Royal Caribbean announced this week that…

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Oct

08

2017
Passenger Loses Part of Tooth in Cruise Ship Cabin Bathroom Shower

Passenger Loses Part of Tooth in Cruise Ship Cabin Bathroom Shower

In an unfortunate accident, a passenger’s tooth was knocked out while showering. Read the inquiry here… Lost half front tooth due to the pressure of the shower head being so powerful it would fall off. Like many passengers we speak to, they wanted to know if they could be compensated for their injuries if the cruise line was to blame for the injury. With even…

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