Taking Caution While Having Fun On Cruise Trips

Posted on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 9:12 pm    

Health insurance is a must if you are fond of traveling on cruise ships, according to former Carnival Cruise Line physician Dr. John Bradberry. Purchasing travel insurance for your specific cruise trip is absolutely necessary if your current health plan doesn’t include coverage outside the United States.

Travel insurance costs include medical air evacuation, which, from the Caribbean to the United States, can cost between $20,000 and $30,000, on top of $40,000 to $60,000 in hospital charges. The spread of disease has also proved a big issue during cruise trips in earlier years. The norovirus is one example of this. However, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, “Perceptions that cruise ships can be luxury breeding grounds for acute gastroenteritis outbreaks don’t hold water.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds, “Norovirus often gets a lot of attention for outbreaks on cruise ships, but those account for only about 1% of all reported norovirus outbreaks.”

Injury victims on cruise trips are more vulnerable in their situations because they have to wait until their ship comes to shore to get medical attention. If an incident happens to you aboard a cruise ship due to the negligent actions of other people, get legal help from Louis A. Vucci P.A. by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344.


Celebrity chefs cater to more audiences by cooking in cruise ships

Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 3:29 pm    

Celebrity chefs have now found a new avenue for their culinary masterpieces – instead of cooking for customers on land, some are opting to tempt the palates of cruise ship passengers for a more revolutionary experience. This is also an added benefit of cruise ships being able to add signature restaurants to their list of cruise ship attractions.

For instance, Santa Clarita, California-based Princess Cruises is exclusively partnering with restaurateur, New York Times bestselling author, and television personality Chef Curtis Stone.

Stone will be opening a new restaurant concept called Share on two Princess Cruises ships this year and launching two more in 2016. The theme of the restaurant is a pass-the-plate type of meal-sharing setting, inviting a homey atmosphere reminiscent of dining at home instead of at a fancy restaurant.

Menu items include twice-cooked duck leg with fennel, tagliatelle with roasted Alaskan crab, chili and parsley, and butter-roasted lobster with carameralized endive and endive foam, among others.

Our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. provide competent and reliable legal services to victims of cruise ship accidents in the United States. To find out more about the legal services we offer or to consult a member of our legal team regarding your case, call our offices today at (786) 375-0344.


Royal Caribbean ship returns to Bermuda due to injured passenger

Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 6:23 pm    

The 1,112-foot Liberty of the Seas, a Miami, Florida-based Royal Caribbean International vessel, was forced to return to port in Bermuda just hours after the ship left that same port when a 74-year-old passenger was injured.

According to the Department of Marine and Ports website, Meyer’s Agency got in touch with the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre to inform them that the Liberty of the Seas would be returning to Bermuda.

According to a spokesman, the ship had already travelled 60 miles south towards St. Maarten when the injured woman, who had hurt her hip, told cruise officials that she needed to be hospitalized for her injuries.

Cruise ship passengers run the risk of being involved in an emergency situation while onboard a cruise ship. Not only can passengers be injured, but they can be the unfortunate victim of an assault or attack. If you have been injured on a cruise ship accident or assault, get in touch with our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A., by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344.


Royal Caribbean Cruises has expansion plans at Port Miami

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 2:57 pm    

Miami, Florida-based Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., the parent company of cruise line Royal Caribbean International, is planning to erect, finance, and operate a new terminal at the northeast section of Port Miami, stretching its goals to more than double its annual passengers at the location, county officials announced.

Commissioners at the Miami-Dade County Commission are set to decide the matter at a preliminary voting by Wednesday, September 9.

The matter is going to be made possible via a deal between Royal Caribbean Cruises and Miami-Dade County, which if voted on the affirmative, will run for no less than 20 years and no more than 60 year. According to Port Miami deputy port director Kevin Lynskey, this is “an extraordinarily long period of time”.

Our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A., handle personal injury accidents that happen during cruise trips and onboard cruise ships. If you have been hurt in such an accident, consult with a member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344.