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Jul

29

2015
2 Crew Members Hurt in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident

2 Crew Members Hurt in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident

According to a report by KHON2 in Hawaii yesterday (July 28, 2015) “two men were hurt while lowering a lifeboat from the ship when the lines gave way”. The accident happened on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America cruise ship which was docked in Hilo (the Big Island). Per the article and according to the Hawaii County Fire Department, the “two men were in their 30s…

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Jul

27

2015
Concerns from Injured Passengers and Crew

Concerns from Injured Passengers and Crew

Our cruise injury law firm is contacted each week by both passengers and crew members who have suffered injuries. Some of these injuries are caused simply by accidents. Some are caused due to the negligence or lack of care on part of the cruise line or its employees. And, some of these injuries are relatively minor, while others are life altering. Here are some inquiries…

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Jul

24

2015
Fire, Rape and Assault: Another Crazy Week for the Cruise Industry

Fire, Rape and Assault: Another Crazy Week for the Cruise Industry

Another interesting week has passed with the cruise line industry seeing a wide ranges of incidents across multiple cruise lines. Fire on a Royal Caribbean ship. Rape on a Celebrity Cruise. And a crew member on crew member sexual assault on another Celebrity vessel. Fire on Cruise Ship Freedom of the Seas up in smoke! Freedom of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean vessel, caught fire…

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Jul

20

2015
Please Ask Us About Our Experience Representing Hurt Passengers Against Royal Caribbean

Please Ask Us About Our Experience Representing Hurt Passengers Against Royal Caribbean

We’d like to share our experiences with you With over 25 years of specialized focus on cruise ship injury accident lawsuits, our attorney have seen and heard just about everything. We also understand the hesitation that comes with deciding whether to call a lawyer to help with your injury lawsuit – or whether not to call one. Many passengers contact the cruise lines first, then…

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Jul

06

2015
MSC Cruises to Base Cruise Ship in Havana Cuba

MSC Cruises to Base Cruise Ship in Havana Cuba

MSC Cruises to Become First Mainstream Cruise Line to Base Cruise Ship in Havana, Cuba CruiseCritic.com reports that…. MSC Cruises will homeport MSC Opera in Havana, Cuba from the winter 2015-16 season — the first mainstream cruise line to do so. The line will operate 16 Caribbean cruises on the 2,120-passenger ship, including stops in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico — with two nights…

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Jul

06

2015
Safe Travels During 4th of July Cruise Vacations!

Safe Travels During 4th of July Cruise Vacations!

We hope everyone who was (or is still) sailing during the July 4th holiday had (or is having) an enjoyable vacation. With summer holidays for kids and with many people taking vacations during this time of year, cruise ships are fully loaded when they leave their ports in Florida. In fact, during the summer here in Florida, Port Canaveral, the Port of Tampa, Port of…

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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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