An August 30, report on Law360.com states that the 11th Circ. Dumps Carnival Passengers’ Suit Over ‘Poop Cruise’.
According to the report: “The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday tossed a suit brought by more than 100 former passengers of the Carnival Triumph who were stranded at sea for five days in a 2013 incident known as the “Poop Cruise,” saying the passengers’ ticket contract required notice of a personal injury claim within 185 days.“
The Carnival Poop Cruise made national headlines in 2013 as Carnival Triumph passengers were stranded at seas after a fire knocked out the ship’s power.
As the Business Insider reported in How Carnival Went from Fun Ship to Poop Cruise: “The testimonies from the passengers are truly disgusting: Hallways were flooded with human waste, there was no A/C or running water, and passengers were left to survive on limited food and water. The Triumph was given the nickname “poop cruise” because passengers were forced to use the bathroom in bags.”
Not all injury claims or lawsuits against the cruise lines are successful, even when real injuries can be articulated to the cruise line claims departments, defending attorneys or the Federal Court in Miami.
Questions about an incident on a Carnival Cruise Ship? Contact our firm today.
For more information, read our pages Can I Sue a Cruise Line and Personal Injury on a Cruise – What is That?