How The U.S. Navy Avoids Norovirus; How That Might Impact Your Next Cruise

, February 13, 2014

The U.S. Navy, which houses many men and women in close quarters while at sea, is very effective at keeping Norovirus and other intestinal viruses from spreading. How Do They Do It? Constant, every day cleaning. Read more here at a special CNN report: How The Navy Avoids Norovirus Norovirus on Your Cruise Ship – […]


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Common Questions From Injured Cruise Ship Crew Members

, January 22, 2014

Here are 4 questions (and answers) from injured cruise line crewmembers If I’ve been hired to work on a vessel, do I have any right to be compensated if I suffer an injury or illness? Yes, but your rights depend upon what you were hired to do, and whether there was any negligence or unseaworthiness […]


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Can Crewmembers Sue Their Cruise Line Employer?

, January 20, 2014

Sometime we find that crewmembers on cruise ships are unaware of the fact that they can file a lawsuit (or sue) the cruise line companies that employ them. Yes – Crewmembers can sue a Cruise Line Crewmembers often suffer the same injures as passengers – slips and falls that go untreated…sexual harassment and rape…physical assault […]


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Sick from Gastroenteritis or Norovirus caught on cruise ship?

, April 9, 2013

Gastroenteritis. It’s probably not something most cruise ship passengers think about when booking a cruise. But like the Norovirus and other viruses, it can be spread about quickly on a cruise ship and the surrounding port operations. The viruses can lead to vomiting or watery diarrhea or both, with fevers, abdominal cramping or stomach pain […]


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Cruise ship injury attorneys help passengers sick from Norovirus evaluate potential claims

, March 11, 2013

Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships seems to be occurring with more frequency, the most recent outbreak occurring aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas as over 100 passenger and crew became ill with a severe stomach virus. Read more here at ABC News about the incident. Stomach bugs and other contagious viruses like Norovirus are […]


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Norovirus affects Royal Caribbean cruise ship – over 100 passengers sick

, March 11, 2013

As reported by ABC News and media other outlets, Vision of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to port in Florida with over a 100 sick passengers and crew. The likely reason? Norovirus. According to the report… A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has returned to port with more than 100 passengers sickened by […]


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Cruise Ship Injury Attorney Blog Helps Victims of Cruise Ship Injuries

, January 7, 2013

Waks and Barnett, a law firm whose lawyers represent cruise ship passengers who have become injured or sick while cruising, also maintains a blog on  their website. This blog, CruiseLawyers.com/blog offers helpful tips and information for anyone who was injured, became sick or was in anyway mistreated aboard a cruise ship – whether it be […]


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Noroviruses on Cruise Ships

, December 10, 2012

As attorneys working clients who were injured or became sick while on a cruise ship, we’re familiar with common claims brought against the cruise lines. Relatively often, passengers get sick while cruising. One common reason is that they’ve contracted a norovirus – a stomach bug or stomach flu – that’s beyond the general realm of […]


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Stomach Bug Hits Cruise Ship; Stay Healthy on Your Cruise

, December 10, 2012

In November, passengers aboard Holland America’s Amsterdam were hit with “a stomach bug.” Reportedly, 10 percent of the passengers reported to the infirmary with a common type of gastrointestinal illness.” Of around 791 passengers, 81 were sickened. Some crew members were affected as well. The Amsterdam was traveling from Sydney, Australia to San Diego sailing when the […]


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Can a passenger sue a cruise line if they got meningitis aboard a cruise ship?

, October 10, 2012

Can a passenger sue a cruise line if they contracted meningitis while on a cruise? Can crew members also sue the cruise line they work for if they got meningitis while working on the cruise ship? Those are two questions our maritime attorneys have been asked over the last few days. The simple answer is […]


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