Three injured aboard two different P&O Cruises cruise ships

Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 4:50 pm    

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.


Celebrity Summit returns to dock to unload injured passenger

Posted on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 3:28 pm    

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.


Celebrity Infinity collides with dock in Ketchikan

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 3:52 pm    

The Celebrity Infinity cruise ship, owned and operated by Miami, Florida-based Celebrity Cruises, collided with a pier in Ketchikan, Alaska on Friday, June 3. The incident is currently under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

In a press release issued on Friday, the Coast Guard said Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators responded to the scene after the cruise ship crashed into the #3 berth at the Ketchikan cruise ship dock. The Coast Guard in the Juneau command center was informed of the accident by Friday afternoon. At the moment, no injuries or extensive damage to property has been reported, according to the Coast Guard.

Cruises are among the most sought-after vacation options in the country, as they are a relatively inexpensive and convenient adventure. However, accidents still happen while travelers are on holiday. If you were injured during a cruise ship trip, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344.


Passenger sues Royal Caribbean after sailing through storm

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 5:44 pm    

A passenger aboard Miami, Florida-based Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas named Bruce Simpson has filed a lawsuit against the cruise line in a Miami federal court in February. In his lawsuit, Simpson claims that the cruise line acted negligently when its employees decided to sail into a storm despite being aware of the inclement weather.

According to Simpson, Royal Caribbean chose to “send the Anthem of the Seas directly into the storm,” a move which placed him and the rest of the passengers on the ship in “grave danger.”

Jason Itkin, Simpson’s legal counsel, echoed Simpson’s sentiment, saying in a statement: “[Royal Caribbean] took a calculated risk when they sent their passengers into the storm, and we don’t think the passengers should be the ones that pay for [their] lack of judgment.”

Passengers posted photographs in their social media accounts of huge waves as seen from windows in the lower cabins and parts of the ship’s upper decks. Royal Caribbean reported that four passengers had been injured during the storm.

The cruise ship left its Cape Liberty, New Jersey port on Sunday, February 7 bound for the Bahamas. Anthem of the Seas soon reversed course, making a return to the New Jersey port on Wednesday, February 10 instead of going to the port in Miami so as to avoid another storm in Jacksonville.

Our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. represent clients who have suffered serious and preventable injuries aboard cruise ships. To discuss your case and learn about your legal options, call us today at (786) 375-0344.


Carnival passenger sues Carnival Cruise Line for slip and fall

Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 5:48 pm    

Texas resident Norma Herrera filed a lawsuit on Monday, December 28 against Doral, Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas, claiming that the negligence of the cruise staff directly caused her fall and the subsequent injuries she sustained on Dec. 29, 2013.

According to the legal complaint, Herrera was exiting a bathroom on the Carnival Magic, a Dream-class cruise ship, when she slipped on a puddle of water on the deck and fell to the floor. Herrera said the positioning of the dangerous water, plus the fact that the cruise ship’s crew should have been aware of the issue and taken the proper precautions, contributed to the fall that resulted in injuries to her head, ankle, leg, and shoulder.

If you have been injured aboard a cruise ship in an accident that could have and should have been avoided, contact Louis A. Vucci P.A. today to speak to a cruise ship injuries attorney about your legal options before moving forward. Call us at (786) 375-0344.


$21.5M verdict overturned in cruise ship injury case

Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at 1:35 pm    

On Tuesday, January 5, United States District Judge Barbara Rothstein overturned a $21.5 million verdict in favor of Springfield, Illinois resident James Hausman, who claimed he was injured during an around-the-world cruise aboard Seattle-based Holland America Line in 2011. Judge Rothstein reconsidered the settlement after Hausman’s former personal assistant, Amy Mizeur, told the court he intentionally deleted email exchanges that could have put his case in jeopardy.

Rothstein found Mizeur’s statement that Hausman deleted emails that should have been handed over to Holland America’s attorneys before the trial credible, noting that “as a witness, [Hausman] came across evasive and untrustworthy” and that he “also seemed to capitalize on his alleged brain injury when it was convenient for him.”

Rothstein added that Hausman “was confused or claimed memory loss when confronted with a question or exhibit that appeared to undermine his claims, and yet was animated or full of information when his testimony supported his case.”

If you have suffered an injury during what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation aboard a cruise ship, our legal team at Louis A. Vucci P.A., is prepared to help you pursue compensation for your suffering. To discuss your situation with our injury attorneys today, call (786) 375-0344.


Crystal Cruises unveils major expansion

Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at 6:56 pm    

Los Angeles, California-based Crystal Cruise Lines has announced a three-year expansion plan, including three more oceangoing ships, a yacht, a number river vessels, and a luxury aircraft, an article from the Miami Herald reported.

This announcement came late in July, months after Crystal Cruises was bought by Hong Kong-based investment company Genting Hong Kong. Crystal chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay illustrated the company’s plans, saying, “our intent is to make Crystal Cruises the core of what will become the world’s premier luxury hospitality and lifestyle brand portfolio, not only for the immediate future but for years to come”.

Travelling in a cruise ship can lead to unique injuries that many don’t account for when planning a trip, such as accidents or abuses. If you have been harmed or injured on a cruise ship, you are not alone. Get in touch with our attorneys today at Louis A. Vucci P.A., by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344.


Fire injures crew member on Freedom of the Seas cruise ship

Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 9:16 pm    

As the Freedom of the Seas cruise liner was approaching one of its destination ports in Jamaica on Wednesday morning, a fire was reported to have broken out in the mechanical section of the ship. Though no passengers are reported to have been injured, one crew member sustained first-degree burns during the incident.

Once the fire was discovered, the fire was contained and extinguished with the fire suppression system on board the vessel. In what is being termed as “an abundance of caution,” the captain ordered the ship’s passengers to their designated emergency stations soon after the fire was discovered.

When the Freedom of the Seas returns to port in the United States, the U.S. Coast Guard will inspect the cruise liner. The ship is owned and operated out of Miami by Royal Caribbean International.


Carnival Corp.’s new ships to break passenger capacity record

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 3:16 pm    

Carnival Corp.’s new ships

American registered, multinational cruise company Carnival Corp. announced that four ships of its new fleet will break the current record for passenger capacity, according to the Miami Herald on June 15.

Carnival Corp. chairman Micky Arison noted that this announcement was unorthodox for the company, but they released the information since their boats would support the greatest number of passengers in the world. The boats would be able to carry 6,600 passengers.

Arison added that the new vessels’ design would make sure that each space would be fully utilized.

Two of the new megaships will be joining the AIDA fleet – which caters to the German market – by 2019 and 2020. As for the other two, they will either join the AIDA or the Italian cruises – the Costa Cruises.

Get legal counsel, assistance, or representation from our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A., if you or a member of your party has sustained any injuries or encountered any form of negligence while aboard a cruise ship by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344.


Carnival Corp’s net income for Q1 reaches $49M

Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6:03 pm    

Miami,-based British-American multinational cruise company Carnival Corp announced on March 27 that its net income for the first quarter of 2015, or the three-month period ending February 28, reached $49 million, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Onboard revenue grew by 4.6% from 2014’s records; however, total revenue dipped by 1.5% to $3.5 billion from $3.6 billion during the same period the previous year.

Carnival Corp. president and chief executive officer Arnold Donald said the Carnival Cruise Line brand owes its good start to lower fuel costs and higher onboard spending and that its current trajectory seems to predict another strong year.

Despite all of the amenities that many cruise ships supply, it is frequently the case that passengers injured on or near the cruise ship are not able to receive adequate medical care, possibly resulting in exacerbated injuries or medical conditions. This is why the attorneys at the Louis A. Vucci P.A., provide representation for those who have suffered injury or illness on a cruise ship, resulting in serious financial losses. Call our offices at (786) 375-0344 today to learn more.