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Regent’s Explorer allows guests to cruise in style

A new addition to the fleet of Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the Seven Seas Explorer, a massive and beautiful luxury cruise ship.

The Explorer features six restaurants, offering a variety of creative entrees, and one café. On the different decks you can find a pool, two hot tubs, putting greens, a bocce court, jogging track, and theater that performs nightly shows, a lounge that features music, a small casino, a well-stocked library, a cardroom, and of course, shuffleboards. Canyon Ranch Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments including scrubs, wraps, baths, and massages. Also featured at the spa are a thermal suite with a sauna, as well as steam and cold rooms. Suites on the ship are spacious and many include balconies, bath tubs, showers, and walk-in closets. The overall ambiance of the ship is elegant and cool with a very spacious feel. With a crew member for every 1.4 guests, it is easy to get the attention you need.

Unfortunately, luxurious amenities are not the case for all cruise ships. When the number of crew members is low and guest needs are not attended to, incidents are more likely to occur and injuries can happen. If you are injured on a cruise ship, contact Louis A. Vucci, P.A. at (786) 375-0344. Our team is ready to help you get the money you deserve.

Carnival Cruise sued for miniature golf course injury

Dzung Tran, a passenger of Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor, filed a lawsuit against the company after his arm was ripped open while playing mini-golf on the cruise ship.

According to the lawsuit, Tran was playing mini-golf on the cruise ship last summer when he lost his footing, stumbled, and fell over a loose border on the course. The impact caused him to sustain numerous injuries on his arm, including a major gash that left his arm wide open. Tran said a club tore a major artery in his arm.

Carnival Cruise has yet to make a statement regarding the lawsuit as of the time of reporting.

At Louis A. Vucci, P.A., our team of experienced legal professionals is fully engaged when it comes to handling cruise ship accident cases of any kind. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344 so that we can attend to your case right away.

Cruise ship passenger dies in Tauranga collision

A 71-year-old cyclist lost her life after a collision with a truck at the intersection of Mirrielees Road and Te Awanui Drive in Tauranga, New Zealand on Tuesday, November 22. The victim of the accident, which occurred around 12:15 in the afternoon, was an American cruise ship passenger who was in the country for a vacation.

Police declared the woman dead at the scene of the accident, and no other casualties or injured people were reported. The Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit and the Police Serious Crash Unit are conducting further investigations into the matter to find out what factors could have influenced the accident to begin with. After the accident, the bridge was temporarily closed to public traffic to make way for the maintenance crew cleanups.

At Louis A. Vucci, P.A., we are familiar with the serious consequences of accidents that can happen on and around cruise ships. Our condolences are with the family of the victim as they mourn the loss of a loved one.

Loch Ness cruise ship crew member has right leg amputated

Scottish cruise ship line Jacobite Cruises Limited was fined 8,000 pounds because of the injuries a crew member, 25-year-old Aurelia Thabert, sustained. The accident occurred after Thabert’s leg became entangled in a rope that was holding a Loch Ness cruise ship – the Jacobite Queen – as it was returning to berth.

Jacobite Cruises Limited admitted its guilt under the Health and Safety At Work Act at Inverness Sheriff Court on Thursday, October 27. Master Andrew Lach also admitted offenses under the Merchant Shipping Act. According to preliminary investigations, Thabert was trying to release a rope from the side of a lock when her leg got trapped in it. She was transported to Raigmore Hospital where her leg had to be amputated because of the injuries she sustained.

If you become the victim of an accident while on a cruise and have sustained injuries because of this occurrence, you can seek the legal assistance of our attorney Louis A. Vucci, P.A. by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344 so we can help you file the appropriate lawsuit against the parties responsible for your plight.

Sinking superyacht Masteka 2 rescued by Carnival Spirit

The $20 million superyacht Masteka 2 lost steering and started taking on water about 260 kilometers from Port Macquarie, a town located at the mouth of the Hastings River in New South Wales, Australia. At the time of the accident, after 5 p.m. last Tuesday, October 4, the yacht carried six passengers.

Two workers who were hurt during the incident were rescued from the ship before it sank. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority instructed Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Spirit to remain with the yacht until they could come investigate the situation and make sure everyone was safe.

Seek the legal services of Louis A. Vucci, P.A. if you want to file a cruise injury claim against a cruise line. If the ship you boarded had any sort of defect and you or a family member were injured, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to learn more about the legal services we offer.

Three injured aboard two different P&O Cruises cruise ships

Three individuals were airlifted via helicopter from two separate cruise ships owned by P&O Cruises, a company owned by Miami, Florida-based Carnival Corporation. The flights occurred in a window shorter than 24 hours last Wednesday, September 28.

One of the victims incurred a serious head injury while on-board one of the ships. According to the rescue team from Brisbane, Australia, the man who sustained a head injury while on-board the Pacific Pearl had to be evacuated for immediate medical treatment. A few hours later, two people aboard the Pacific Jewel were taken to a land hospital after falling ill. The details of their conditions were not revealed to the public. Both people were taken to Gold Coast Hospital in Southport, Queensland and were listed in stable condition.

Surely, falling ill while on a cruise ship can be very inconvenient and dangerous for an individual, especially since the necessary medication and resources are far from reach. If you are hurt in an accident on a cruise ship caused by the negligent actions of the company, you can take legal action against them. Seek the help of Louis A. Vucci, P.A. by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to learn more about your options.

Second crewman of Norwegian Breakaway dies after training accident

More than a month after an accident occurred during a cruise ship safety drill on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s Norwegian Breakaway in Bermuda, a second crew member involved in the accident lost his life.

Crew member Ben Buenaventura, a Filipino national, who was in the intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital since the incident, succumbed to his mortal injuries in late August. The attorneys for Buenaventura’s family, who lodged a formal complaint against Norwegian Cruise Line, announced the news last Wednesday, September 21.

Buenaventura was one among four crew members who were hurt when a lifeboat broke from its tethering and plummeted into the water during the ship’s safety drills. The first victim of the accident, 41-year-old Filipino crewman Diogenes Carpio, died at the scene.

Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is committed to providing dedicated and personal legal representation to people who sustain injuries on cruise ships. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team today by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your case.

Two died when cruise ship hit low bridge in Germany

Two ship officers aboard a Viking River Cruise ship lost their lives after the ship hit a low bridge on Main-Donau-Kanal in Erlangen last Sunday, September 11 at around 1:30 a.m. The Viking Freya was headed for Budapest when the incident occurred, according to gCaptain.

In a statement, Viking River Cruises said: “We are heartbroken, and company executives are on the scene to work closely with local authorities to understand the details of the accident. Guests may continue on their journey with a modified itinerary, embarking on the Bestla in Passau. Or, they may return home as soon as possible.” The ship’s wheelhouse was totally destroyed after the accident. The cruise lines’ future trips will not be affected by the incident, officials said.

Our team sees horrible accidents such as this one far too often and we know how difficult it is to recover. The thoughts of Louis A. Vucci, P.A. are with the families of the victims of this accident as they mourn their losses.

Cruise ship strikes two cruise ships in Boston

The United States Coast Guard reported that Boston Harbor Cruises’ cruise ship, Regency, struck two other cruise ships that belonged to the same company last Saturday, August 13. The ships were stationed at the Long Wharf pier when the accident occurred.

According to the Coast Guard, the Regency was coming to port at Long Wharf when some mechanical failures caused the ship to drift toward the place where the Rookie and the Aurora were currently anchored. Early investigations revealed that no people sustained injuries during the incident, but authorities are still conducting further investigations into the incident. No passengers were aboard the Rookie or the Aurora at the time of the incident.

Cruise ship passengers who incur injuries during their trips and are not properly assisted by the cruise ship’s management may not know how to handle cruise ship companies. Fortunately, Louis A. Vucci, P.A. can provide legal assistance to those who want to right the wrong done to them by a cruise ship company. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your situation.

Celebrity Summit returns to dock to unload injured passenger

Officials on board the Celebrity Sumnmit cruise ship decided to return to Bermuda on July 22 after a cruise ship passenger was injured.

Pilot boat St. David assisted the cruise ship with retrieving the injured man by rendezvousing with Celebrity Summit around 9:30 p.m. in the waters off the east end. The pilot boat docked at Ordnance Island, which is located within the limits of St. Georgestown, where an awaiting ambulance took the victim to King Edward Memorial Hospital for the treatment of his wounds. According to Bermuda news station Bernews, the man sustained facial injuries during a fall on board the cruise ship.

Although they attract millions of American tourists yearly, cruise ship trips can bring about unfortunate accidents, especially when the owners of the boat fail to properly maintain it. Cruise ships present unique injury risks, so Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is here to help if you are injured on a ship due to another person’s negligence. Get in touch with our team by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344.

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