Carnival Cruise sued for miniature golf course injury

Posted on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 2:28 pm    

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.

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Norwegian Cruise Line to offer “Snow Room” in new ship

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 6:18 pm    

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, Norwegian Escape, will feature a “Snow Room,” a revolutionary facility for the ship’s spa-goers who frequent such locales for relaxation and comfort while aboard.

According to the cruise line, the Snow Room, will be kept at around 21-32 degrees and manufacture fresh snow throughout the day. According to representatives from Norwegian, the facility will provide “a multitude of health benefits, including stimulating blood circulation in the body and strengthening the immune system.” The Snow Room will be part of the Norwegian Escape’s spa system that will also include a whirlpool, steam room, dry sauna, salt room and much more. It will also allow passengers to take a break from the heat on their sunny Caribbean vacations.

While cruises can be a fun way to vacation, it is important to be aware of the resources available to you if you get injured on your cruise. The attorneys at the Vucci Law Group, P.A. can make sure your rights will been upheld in the event of negligence, theft, assault, or injury. Call our offices at (786) 375-0344 to learn more.


One passenger injured onboard Majesty of the Seas

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 4:27 pm    

A cruise ship passenger, who was not named by the authorities, was taken via helicopter to a hospital in Miami, Florida after the person incurred a head injury while aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Majesty of the Seas on May 21, NBC South Florida reported.

The cause of the head wound is still unclear, although authorities placed the time of the accident at 11:30 p.m. in waters not far from Miami. Miami Fire Rescue Captain Robert Hevia said the victim was brought to Mercy Hospital and was promptly admitted to the emergency room. The cruise ship continued to the Bahamas as planned without any delay of its travel schedule.

Despite being famous for their convenience as an inclusive vacation, cruises can be a dangerous place to sustain an injury. It may result in an injured or ill passenger waiting for adequate medical treatment not readily available on the ship. Call (786) 375-0344 to speak with a member of our Florida-based legal team at The Vucci Law Group, P.A. if you experience this situation.


Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas to feature North Star

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 7:42 pm    

This November, Miami, Florida-based Royal Caribbean International will be launching the North Star, a glass capsule designed to lift as many as 13 guests at a time 300 feet above the ocean, on their new Quantum of the Seas ship.

Other features of the 1,141-foot long, 16-decked ship Quantum of the Seas include a sports and entertainment complex complete with bumper cars, skydiving simulations, and a surfing simulator known as FlowRider. Quantum of the Seas is expected to launch on November 23, and will have the capacity to hold around 4,180 guests. It will travel a route between the Caribbean and New York City.

Cruise ships can provide guests with incredible opportunities for excitement and adventure, but unfortunately, cruise ship passengers may also be exposed to dangerous injuries or illnesses. If you or someone you love has suffered a cruise ship injury or illness, seek the legal help of our attorneys at the Vucci Law Group, P.A., by calling (786) 375-0344.


Celebrity Millenium cancels voyage with ongoing mechanical problems

Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 4:48 pm    

After experiencing repeated mechanical issue with its propulsion system, the Celebrity Millenium cruise ship has returned to port in Ketchikan, Alaska, canceling its current voyage and postponing several future trips. This week’s seven-day cruise, which began in Vancouver on August 16 and would have ended in Seward, Alaska, is not the first time the Millenium’s motors have malfunctioned—the ship’s three most recent voyages have been plagued with mechanical problems.

According to Coast Guard reports, one of the ship’s propulsion motors failed soon after leaving Ketchikan. Although the ship could sail at a slower speed with only one motor, the cruise line chose to cancel the voyage to ensure that the crew and passengers would remain safe. A spokesman for Miami-based Celebrity Cruises said the company “will do whatever is necessary to get our guests back home, at no additional cost to them.”

Passengers on the cruise have been offered full refunds, credits for future cruises, and air travel home. Celebrity said in a release that the Millenium, a 91,000 ton vessel, had more than 2,000 guests on board and 1,000 crew members. In addition to the August 16 cruise, Celebrity has also canceled the ship’s next four trips. The next scheduled cruise for the Millenium now leaves Sept. 22 from San Diego.

At Louis A. Vucci P.A., our legal team has extensive experience helping cruise passengers who have suffered financial damages or injuries recover compensation for their losses.