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.
The United States Coast Guard evacuated an 87-year-old woman last Monday, October 24 at approximately 2 a.m. from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Imagination cruise ship. At the time of the rescue, the ship was approximately 58 miles northwest of San Diego. The victim needed immediate medical attention for a head injury she sustained when she fell after experiencing seizures.
According to Coast Guard officials, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was sent to the vessel to airlift the victim. She was safely hoisted into the helicopter about an hour after the helicopter was sent to pick her up. An ambulance that was waiting at the Coast Guard headquarters on North Harbor Drive transported the woman to a nearby hospital.
Seek the help of Louis A. Vucci, P.A. if you want to file a lawsuit against those who are responsible for the cruise ship accident you suffered. Make cruise ships accountable with the help of our legal representatives by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344.
In a ceremony at the Port of Seattle, Washington’s Pier 66 on Thursday, October 13, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced that the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss will begin cruise trips to and from Alaska in June 2018. Currently, the ship is being built at the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Germany,
Other cruise lines will also start cruising to and from Alaska, such as Princess Cruises, which will sail seven-day Alaskan schedules starting May 2017 via the 3,092-passenger Emerald Princess and 3,084-passenger Ruby Princess. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will sail for Alaska in the summer of 2017 via the 3,840-passenger Explorer of the Seas and the 2,466-passenger Radiance of the Seas.
If you sustained an injury during a cruise trip, hire the legal services of the legal team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A.. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 so we can file the necessary lawsuit to make the people responsible for your plight pay for the losses that you incurred.
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.