Suspected Covid-19 Case Suspends Paul Gauguin Cruise

Another cruise ship has had to suspend operations – this time the cruise ship Paul Gauguin suspended her trip, returning to its home port of Papeete, Tahiti. Paul Gauguin Cruises, based in Bellevue Washington, operates the vessel. According to Maritime Executive, "when the suspected case was discovered, all passengers were...

Princess Cruises Sidesteps 2 Covid-19 Lawsuits

As reported on Law360.com, "a California federal judge on Tuesday tossed two suits alleging Princess Cruise Lines put passengers in danger of contracting COVID-19, finding the passengers can't recover damages for negligent infliction of emotional distress just because they were afraid of contracting the virus. U.S. District Judge R. Gary...

Cruise Ship Conviction After Strangling, Body Overboard

Strangling. Throwing a body overboard. So it goes when a husband tires of the married life and searches for a way out while cruising the coast of Messina, Italy. And then 14 years go by... In a case that's taken quite a long time to close, prosecutors in Orange County,...

Norwegian Cruise Line Pushed Sail Date Back to Oct. 1, 2020

Passengers hoping to sail with Norwegian Cruise Line during the summer will now have to wait until fall. The cruise line, third largest behind Carnival and Royal Caribbean, extended its suspension of cruise sailings until at least October 1, 2020. A previous sail date announcement had the cruise line sailing...

42,000 Crewmembers Stuck on Cruise Ships

Imagine being stuck on a cruise ship while it's docked in a port thousands of miles from your home. Imagine that you're quarantined because of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and have little to no contact with family and friends. And imagine the prospect of that isolation and solitude continuing for...

Norwegian Cruise Line Not Sailing Until August 2020

USA Today and other outlets report that "Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is extending its sailing suspension through July 31, with ships now scheduled to resume embarkations in August." The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken it's toll on the company and the cruise ship industry as whole. Per the...

Cruise Lines Fighting Hard to Not Pay Injury Claims

Cruise ship passengers who were injured in accidents while cruising in January, February and March 2020 may face stronger opposition by the cruise lines as they attempt to file injury claims and seek compensation. Why is that? The cruise lines, under immense financial pressure, will be hard pressed to pay...

Small Cruise Lines Ready to Get Back on the Water

TravelPulse.com reports that, "some U.S.-flag cruise companies are tentatively planning to begin operating next month since their small ships are exempt from the no-sail order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to halt the spread of Covid-19. In their recent article, US Cruise Companies Hope to...

Crewmembers Stuck On Ships Face Mental Strain

As the Jamaica Observer reports in a recent article, For Cruise Crew Members Stuck at Sea, Mental Strain is Huge, many advocates of the cruise are not aware of what's going on as the Coronavirus pandemic continues. Thousands of crew members are essentially stuck on the cruise ships they were...