Carnival Cruise Lines News

Carnival’s Princess Cruise Lines Must Face Passengers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit

Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss negligence claims by 17 passengers who allege they suffered COVID-19 symptoms after being exposed to the coronavirus on a February voyage. Monday’s ruling doesn’t address the merits …

For Carnival Cruise Lines, 1920 ‘Death on the High Seas Act’ Curbs Coronavirus Damages

Carnival Corp. is poised to dramatically curb monetary damages for passengers killed by the coronavirus under the latest court decision to side with the company. If a ruling Monday by a Los Angeles federal judge is followed by others, it …

Pandemic-Afflicted Cruise Operator Carnival Hit by Ransomware

Cruise operator Carnival Corp. said on Monday it launched an investigation into a ransomware attack on one of its brand’s information technology systems. Carnival, which operates AIDA, Carnival and Princess cruises among others, in a regulatory filing said the attack …

Warning of ‘Trivial’ Suits, Judge Dismisses Cruise Passengers’ COVID-19 Claims

A federal judge dismissed lawsuits by Grand Princess cruise ship passengers who sued for emotional distress caused by their fear of exposure to COVID-19, saying that allowing their cases to proceed would “lead to a flood of trivial suits.” Judge …

Court Refuses to Open ‘Loophole’ for Cruise Line Lawsuits

A plaintiff’s attorney cannot avoid a showdown with a cruise line at the federal courthouse in Miami simply by pleading the case as an action that does not require the court’s jurisdiction under admiralty law, a federal appellate court ruled …

Carnival CEO Says Company Followed Safety Protocols in Outbreaks on 2 Cruise Ships

Carnival Corp. Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald defended the company’s safety record on Thursday, telling reporters in a media call that Carnival followed protocols from international authorities while handling high-profile coronavirus outbreaks aboard two of its ships. On Feb. 3 …

Coast Guard Orders Cruise Ships in Galveston to Form Medical Plans

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that crew members on cruise ships and vessels in Galveston, Texas, present a public health risk of spreading the new coronavirus and urged operators to form medical plans to care for sick workers. In …

Insurers Worry About D&O Claims Against Executives From Coronavirus

Insurers are increasingly worried about shareholders, employees or customers bringing coronavirus-related claims against company executives and are considering excluding the virus from policies which protect the bosses, industry sources say. Two cases have been filed in the United States in …

Carnival Cruise Line Under Renewed Pressure to Comply with Environmental Rules

A federal judge pushed top Carnival Corp. executives on Wednesday to work faster to fix ocean pollution problems caused by the world’s largest cruise line. At a hearing in Miami federal court, U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz said she expects …

Family Sues Cruise Line, Alleging It Would Not Let Heart Attack Victim Off Ship

The family of Jeffrey Eisenman, a 65-year-old passenger on the Carnival Sunshine, alleges in a lawsuit that the world’s largest cruise company wouldn’t let him off of the ship after he suffered a heart attack last December. Eisenman died on …