Carnival Cruise Line to spend $700 million to upgrade 101 ships

, April 21, 2013

  It’s a lot of money, even for the Carnival Cruise Line. The company is reportedly going to spend between $600 and $700 million dollars to upgrade 101 vessels across its 10 major cruise ship brands including Princess Cruises, Holland America Lines, Cunard and Costa Cruises. The company is positioning the financial commitment as a “reliability and […]


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Armed robbery results in shooting of 2 cruise ship passengers in Barbados

, March 26, 2013

  Unfortunately, danger is a possibility, even on a cruise vacation. 2 cruise ship passengers from England were shot while on a shore excursion from a P&O cruise. As reported at CruiseCritic.com on March 22… Two P&O Cruises’ passengers are in hospital after being shot by an armed robber during a port call in Barbados. A […]


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Cruise ship loses boy – lost children on cruises more common than thought

, February 6, 2013

  As reported at CruiseCritic.com, Norwegian Cruise lines “lost” and autistic boy for a period of time during a November 2012 cruise. Read the full article here… Lost children are relatively commonplace on cruise ship vacations. Fortunately, lost children are generally just “out of sight” for short periods – in busy pools, in crowded lobbies […]


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Florida Boating Accidents Turn Deadly

, January 23, 2013

If you read the news across the state of Florida, you begin to realize how often boating accidents occur. Just Google “boating accident Miami” or ‘boat accident Tampa” and you’ll find too many stories about people being involved in recreational boating mishaps. Often, these mishaps turn deadly. In Clearwater in Nov. 2012 an elderly woman […]


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10 Cruise Industry Safety Policy Changes Since the Concordia Sinking

, January 15, 2013

The following is a great synopsis of the safety policy changes that have occurred since the Costa Concordia sinking last year. This article can be found at CruiseCritic.com: –by Dori Saltzman, News Editor 10 Cruise Industry Safety Policy Changes Since the Concordia Sinking Immediately after the Costa Concordia tragedy, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) created […]


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What Steps Should You Take if Injured on a Cruise Ship?

, January 15, 2013

If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship, there are certain actions you’ll want to take. Your goal should be both to protect yourself and your health immediately following the accident. You also want to protect your rights and your ability to file a lawsuit – this often means acting immediately as well. First and […]


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Woman dies in boating accident underneath MacArthur Causeway in Miami

, January 15, 2013

According to reports in the Miami Herald, ”investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman killed after the boat she was passenger in slammed into concrete pilings underneath the MacArthur Causeway Bridge on Saturday, Jan. 12. The victim suffered severe blunt trauma to the head or body and died Saturday afternoon after […]


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New York ferry Seastreak to resume service – questions remain unanswered

, January 15, 2013

Seastreak, the New York passenger ferry that crashed into a dock last Monday January 9, resumed service today. At the time of the accident, the boat was loaded with 326 commuters and five crew members. 74 people were injured, including two who were left in critical condition. Early reports show that mechanical failure was the reasoning […]


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Lawyers Will Advise Injured Passengers In New York Ferry Accident

, January 9, 2013

Inevitably, personal injury attorneys and boating accident lawyers in New York (and perhaps around the rest of the country) will be answering questions from injured passengers and crew from Wednesday’s ferry accident in Manhattan. Traumatic events like this accident can cause confusion and result in a break in normal daily activities. Once people have had […]


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Ferry Accident Questions from Injured Passengers

, January 9, 2013

In the aftermath of today’s Seastreak Ferry accident in the lower Manhattan area of New York, passengers and crew who were aboard the ferry will have questions regarding their legal rights and their ability to seek compensation for injuries they may have sustained. According to the New York Times, “a ferry packed with hundreds of […]


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