Cruise Lines Try to Limit their Liability Against Lawsuits – What You Need to Know

, March 25, 2014

No company wants to be sued – especially the cruise lines. It’s bad for business; the publicity is bad and too many lawsuits may turn away prospective passengers. But injuries happen on cruise ships (and more often than most passengers realize). Limiting Liablity So what do cruise lines do to limit the amount of lawsuits […]


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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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Injured on a Cruise: Quick Overview of Cruise Ship Negligence

, December 6, 2013

If you were injured on a cruise ship (a slip and fall accident, sexual harassment at the hands of a crew member, improper medical treatment, etc.) you may be wondering if the cruise line or its employees were negligent in their duty to keep you or other passengers safe. Understanding Negligence on a Cruise Ship […]


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2 cruise ships fail CDC cleanliness inspections of their vessels

, September 5, 2013

  As a cruise ship passenger, is your health at risk? 2 more cruise ships have failed inspections of their vessels by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Regent Seven Seas Navigator and Un-Cruise Adventure’s Safari Endeavor both failed recent cleanliness exam inspections in June 2013. The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) at the Centers for […]


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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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Do I need to live in Florida for you to represent my cruise ship injury claim?

, February 5, 2013

This is a common question we get from clients: Do I need to live in Florida for you to represent my cruise ship injury claim? The answer to that question is no, you do not need to live in Florida for Waks and Barnett to represent you against a cruise line. If you’ve been injured […]


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Sick From Norovirus, Cruise Line Passenger Files Claim and Gets Compensation

, January 23, 2013

  Norovirus makes cruise ship passenger sick – she files claim and wins. Recent news reports tell about a Scottish woman who was awarded compensation after she contracted the Norovirus aboard a P&O Cruise Line ship, The Aurora. Apprently, the woman “suffered severe abdominal cramps and diarrhoea during a world cruise on P&O Cruise Lines’ Aurora. […]


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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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Another Cruise Ship Fails CDC Inspection

, October 5, 2012

Another cruise ship has failed its vessel sanitation inspection from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. * that makes 3 cruise ships within the last few months to have failed the inspection. Blount Small Ship Adventures‘ 100-passenger Grand Mariner scored a 75 on its September 18 inspection. According to the report… Moldy ice-cubers inadequate […]


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