Royal Caribbean to base newest ship in China

Posted on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 5:51 pm    

Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, a 4,180 passenger ship will debut in November. It will be based out of China instead of Europe or the Caribbean. This move marks Asia’s growing significance in the cruise ship industry.

Royal Caribbean Cruises president, Adam Goldstein said that the company has great confidence in developing and touching base with China. Goldstein hopes that Royal Caribbean’s partnership in China will give the company a competitive advantage over other shipping lines.

While cruise trips can provide people with an enjoyable experience, many people can sustain injuries and become ill during the course of the trip. If you have been injured or contracted an illness while on a cruise ship, the attorneys of the Louis A. Vucci P.A., could help you file a claim. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.

 


Carnival Triumph passengers seek damage compensation

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 8:58 pm    

The decision on whether passengers of Carnival’s Triumph will receive compensation will be announced soon.

Witness testimonies officially wrapped up on Wednesday, March 5, with U.S. District Judge Donald Graham saying he would issue a decision regarding damage payments at a later date.

The 893-foot Triumph departed from Galveston, Texas on Feb. 7, 2013. Part of the ship burned after a fire broke out in the engine room on February 10. The ship, which had been stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for five days, was finally towed to Mobile, Alabama on February 14.

Carnival management offered each shipwrecked passenger a $500 check, vouchers for future cruise trips, refunds for on-board expenses, and reimbursement for transportation and parking fees.

While cruises provide travelers with plenty of fun opportunities, people can become injured.  If you have been injured during your time on a cruise ship you could be eligible to pursue compensation. The attorneys of the Louis A. Vucci P.A., specialize in representing people that have been injured on a cruise ship. Call (786) 375-0344 to speak with a member of our team.

 


Norovirus outbreak affects 600 Royal Caribbean passengers

Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2014 at 6:40 pm    

Explorer of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International ship, was scheduled to sail for 10 days. However, after more than 600 passengers became ill from norovirus, the cruise line decided to return to the port two days earlier than scheduled.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bernadette Burden confirmed the number of the affected passengers on the ship, stating that around 577 of the 3,050 passengers and 49 of 1,165 crew members were suffering from vomiting and diarrhea while on the cruise.

Royal Caribbean said in a statement that the outbreak has led the cruise ship to be “unable to deliver the vacation our guests were expecting.”

The ship took to the seas on Tuesday, January 21 from Cape Liberty, New Jersey, and made it to the Caribbean, before returning to home port on Wednesday, January 22.

Our lawyers at the Louis A. Vucci P.A., have experience helping passengers of cruise ships that have suffered from norovirus outbreaks. To find out more about pursuing financial compensation for suffering experienced as a result of a cruise line’s negligence, call (786) 375-0344.


Cruise passengers experience gastrointestinal illness on Royal Caribbean ship

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 1:41 pm    

According to Miami, Florida-based Royal International Caribbean officials, guests and crew members on the Majesty of the Seas ship have suffered from gastrointestinal illnesses that doctors presume are caused by the norovirus. 68 people total, or around 2.5% of the 2,581 passengers and crew, were affected.

Cruise officials tried to take precautions to ensure that illnesses would not spread throughout the trip, including asking passengers when they boarded the cruise ship on Friday, January 17 if they had developed any gastrointestinal problems within the last three days.

Last year, the Vessel Sanitation Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed nine incidences of gastrointestinal illness outbreaks on cruise ships. This happens when 3% or more members of the passengers or crew suddenly show symptoms of the illness while the ship is at sail.

When on a cruise ship, you should be able to expect clean and sanitary conditions that do not allow for illness outbreaks such as this. Thus, if you have been affected by an undue illness on a cruise ship, call (786) 375-0344. Our attorneys at the Louis A. Vucci P.A., can help you explore your legal options for filing a passenger claim and possibly begin taking legal action.