Category Archives: Cruise Line News


Feb

10

2015

23 Million People Expected to Vacation on Cruise Ships in 2015

According to the annual report released by the Cruise Lines International Association on Monday, February 9… A record 23 million passengers are expected to sail this year, with 61 percent of North American CLIA-certified travel agents reporting an increase in 2015 travel bookings over this time last year. Cruise lines are enticing travelers with nearly 1,000 ports of call in new, exotic locations, especially in…

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Jan

26

2015

Quick Look at January 2015 Cruise Ship Accidents and Incidents

It’s been a busy January as the cruise ship industry has been dealing with accidents, incidents and other issues. First, some good news… A private plane flying to Hawaii ran out of fuel, the pilot ditched the plan and was then rescued by a Holland America cruise ship. From KCRA News in Tracy, California… Jan. 26… “The pilot of a single-engine airplane from Tracy ran…

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Oct

17

2014

NY Times – Health Worker Who May Have Had Contact With Ebola Is on Cruise Ship

According to a New York Times report today (Oct.  17)… a health worker who may have had contact with Ebola is on cruise ship. Snippet below – read the full article at the New York Times here. Adding a new and troubling dimension to the search for Americans possibly exposed to the Ebola virus, the State Department said Friday that an employee of Texas Health…

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Oct

17

2014

World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Heads Home to Florida After Refit

Just Plain Big – Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas The world’s largest cruise liner, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, set sail for Florida on Wednesday night after a stop in Europe. The ship was undergoing an extensive refurbishment and refit. The cruise ship was in the English port of Southampton after emerging from its 14-day dry dock in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is expected…

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Apr

29

2014

Passenger Injured by Champagne Cork on Norwegian Cruise Liner

In an unfortunate accident, a Norwegian Cruise Ship passenger was hurt when a champagne cork  struck her eye. Injuries, even unusual ones such as this, occur with frequency aboard all cruise ships. While most cruise ship vacations are enjoyable and safe, the potential for painful injury exists. From the NY Post…. A woman who was popping bottles on a cruise ship as her Caribbean vacation…

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Mar

06

2014

Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues 24 Stranded Cubans

Some good news for the day – Carnival Paradise, en route from Tampa, Florida to the Cayman Islands stopped to rescue a boat full of Cubans. Here is a link to the story and a snippet of the news… “Matthew Sudders has been on plenty of cruises, but he’d never seen anything like this. The civil servant from Paris was aboard the Carnival Paradise on…

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Feb

28

2014

Quick Tips; What To Do If You Were Hurt Or Injured On A Disney Cruise Ship

  It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries happen – even on Disney Cruise Ships. If you’ve been hurt or injured while sailing with Disney Cruises and believe that your injury was sustained due to the negligence of the crew or the cruise line itself, you may have a potential claim. Yes, Disney Cruises Might be Liable for Your Injury Many passengers don’t even realize that…

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Feb

10

2014

Example of Crew Member Injury on Cruise Ship; Negligence May Have Played a Role

While the injury did not occur in American waters, the following recent news story is an example of how wrong decisions made by the cruise line can result in horrible accidents and injury. In this case, a crew member of the MSC Opera was severely hurt as he ferrying passengers between the cruise ship and shore off the coast of Mozambique. The crew member apparently…

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Dec

13

2013

Waiter Files Claim Against Princess Cruises for Back Injury

Injuries Common for Crewmembers on Cruise Ships It’s a common occurrence – crewmembers of cruise ships suing the cruise line they work  for because of an injury sustained or an injury that could have been prevented. It’s also common for these crewmembers to be treated with little care or concern regarding their injury. Getting the cruise line to accept responsibility or help with medical treatment,…

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Nov

11

2013

Good Decision – Disney Cruise Lines to Add Lifeguards to Pools

In a move that should have happened previously aboard Disney ships (as well as aboard the other cruise ships within the industry), Disney Cruise Line has made the decision to have lifeguards at their pools. And while passenger satisfaction is probably priority number one for all cruise lines, passenger safety is a large component of that. A parent is much more likely to feel secure…

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