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”.

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Carnival Cruises to provide for disabled passengers

Posted on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 2:31 pm    

Under an agreement with the United States Department of Justice, Miami, Florida-based multinational cruise company Carnival Corp. will be remodeling 3% of its cruise ships’ cabins to make them accessible for disabled passengers.

This change will apply to over 60 cruise ships carrying the Carnival, Holland America, and Princess brands, the Justice Department and Carnival Cruises announced on Thursday, July 23.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, who is also the head of the Justice department’s civil rights division, said that since “cruise ships are floating cities and provide a wide range of facilities and activities subject to the requirements of the ADA such as lodging, dining, entertainment, recreation, and medical facilities”, it is imperative that they provide for the needs of handicapped people.

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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.