Category Archives: Royal Caribbean


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

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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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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Apr

07

2015
Longtime Royal Caribbean Board Member To Leave Board

Longtime Royal Caribbean Board Member To Leave Board

According to a report in Market Watch, Royal Caribbean Cruises announced today that Bernard Aronson, a director of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. since 1993, has decided not to stand for re-election at the company’s upcoming Annual Shareholders Meeting in May, citing the time commitments required of his new responsibilities.  In February 2015, Aronson was named by President Obama as U.S. Special Envoy to the Colombian…

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Apr

02

2015
Passenger Airlifted From Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas

Passenger Airlifted From Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas

According to news reports at 13NewsNow.com and CruiseLawNews.com, the Coast Guard medevaced a passenger Wednesday from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The boat, the Grandeur of the Seas, was about 95 miles east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. View video of the airlift here: The Coast Guard in Portsmouth, Virginia received a report Wednesday afternoon from the cruise ship. Apparently a…

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Feb

04

2015

Royal Caribbean Cruise Struck With Norovirus, Cruise Ends Early

Over the weekend, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship – the Grandeur of the Seas – cut short its travel plans when 200 passengers and crew became ill with Norovirus. Quick highlights of the story: Norovirus – a frequent passenger on cruise ships these days Norovirus spread throughout Royal Caribbean passengers and crew More than 200 people became sick The CDC boarded the ship in Jamaica…

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Jan

05

2015

What the Royal Caribbean Near Drowning Accident Means for Cruise Ship Passengers

Pools on cruise ships just not safe? In an inauspicious start to 2015, a young child was found nearly drowned on the Oasis of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship as it returned to Port Everglades, Florida on Saturday evening. Read more here at NBCnews.com. This is another terrible story – one of many over the last year – that involved a child drowning…

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Jan

04

2015

Bystanders Find Nearly Drowned Boy on Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

In an unfortunate turn of events, a four year old child was found underwater on the Oasis of the Seas, a large cruise ship of the Royal Caribbean line. This happened on Saturday, January 3 in the evening. The child was taken from the cruise ship and sent the the Broward Health Medical Center. According to on local report in Miami, “A bystander noticed the…

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Dec

09

2014

Passenger With Heart Attack Like Symptoms Medevaced From Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Coast Guard picks up passenger Over the weekend, a passenger who was experiencing ‘heart attack like’ symptoms was air lifted from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Vision of the Seas, while in Tampa Bay, Florida. According to local TV reports, a crew member of the vessel contacted the Coast Guard explaining the medical emergency. The Coast Guard recommended taking the passenger from the ship to…

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Dec

08

2014

Oasis of the Seas Turns Back Twice for Medical Emergencies

Over the weekend at the Port of Ft. Lauderdale, the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas turned back to port two separate times for what was likely related to medical emergencies aboard the cruise ship. Passenger injury, certainly serious enough to have the boat turned around before heading out to sea, was likely the cause (no official report has been seen). Generally though, it is…

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