Author Archives: Joel Barnett

Regal Princess Returns to Miami Due to Medical Emergency

The Miami Herald reported yesterday, Feb. 10, that the Princess Cruises cruise ship Regal Princess headed back to port in Miami because of a medical emergency of not just one, but two male passengers. No further details regarding the emergency … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger Off Carnival Magic Cruise Ship

KLFY News reports that a woman was medevaced from the Carnival Cruise Ship Magic by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday, Feb. 1. Reports indicate the passenger was a 51-year old woman who¬†was experiencing respiratory problems and requested a medical … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Slip And Fall Injury Claim May Require Help From A Lawyer

  Slip and Fall Accident on a Cruise Vacation? With the average age of cruise ship passengers being over 50 years old, even seemingly small accidents can cause severe injury and pain. Especially slip and fall types of accidents where … Continue reading

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Female Passenger Transported From Norwegian Gem With Medical Complications

Last evening (January 29, 2015) a woman traveling on the Norwegian Cruise Ship, Gem, was medevaced to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. According to a report on the WTKR.com website in Norfolk, the U.S. Coast Guard picked up … Continue reading

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Disney Cruise Lines Facing Injury Claim from Longshoreman

Even Disney Cruise Lines is not immune to injury claims, this time from a longshoreman who was hurt while working to transfer cargo from the cruise ship to a tractor trailer. Here are more details as related in an article … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Changes To Cruise Ship Crime And Accident Reporting Coming From Congress?

Are changes coming to the cruise line industry by federal mandate? We’re not sure yet, but according to The Hill which provides breaking news from Capitol Hill and Congress, the Coast Guard is considering new rules for investigating crimes on … Continue reading

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Two Carnival Cruise Ship Passengers Missing in Jamaica?

Many details still unclear According to various reports, like this one from the Jamaica Observer, two men have gone missing in Jamaica after disembarking from a Carnival Cruise ship that had The men, 42-year-old Shelby Person and 45-year-old Tyrone Rideout, … Continue reading

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