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Royal Caribbean Cruise Cut Short When Passenger Tests Positive for COVID-19

SINGAPORE – An elderly passenger on board a Royal Caribbean “cruise to nowhere” has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, prompting the voyage to be cut short as the vessel returned to Singapore on Wednesday. The 83-year-old guest on board the …

Norwegian Cruise Ship Operator SeaDream Cancels All Sailings After Virus Outbreak

Norwegian-owned cruise ship operator SeaDream Yacht Club has canceled all sailing for the remainder of 2020 after positive COVID-19 test results onboard one of its cruises, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh blow to the cruise industry. The decision …

Royal Caribbean Suspends Most Cruises Through Year End as COVID Cases Rise Globally

Cruise operator Royal Caribbean Group said on Monday it would stop all its cruises, excluding sailings from Singapore, through the end of the year, extending previous suspensions as coronavirus infections continue to increase globally. The company’s announcement comes days after …

How Cruise Ticket Legal Language May Foil Class Action Suits

After two passengers on their luxury cruise tested positive for Covid-19 in March, Emilio and Barbara Hernandez were so frantic to get off the ship, they wrote a note to the captain. The Costa Luminosa sailed on with them still …

Cruise Ship Passengers Seeking COVID-19 Class Action Suits Face Uphill Legal Battle

After two passengers on their luxury cruise tested positive for Covid-19 in March, Emilio and Barbara Hernandez were so frantic to get off the ship, they wrote a note to the captain. The Costa Luminosa sailed on with them still …

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 …

Royal Caribbean Cruises Faces Potential Liability for New Zealand Volcano Deaths

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable “act of God,” according to maritime lawyers. Cruise ship passengers were among the tourists …

Ukrainian Cruise Ship Captain Involved in Recent Collisions in Hungary, Netherlands

The Ukrainian captain of the cruise ship involved in last week’s deadly collision with a sightseeing boat on the Danube River was also involved in a crash in the Netherlands on April 1, Budapest’s Chief Prosecution Office said Thursday [June …

Crews Secure Cruise Ship That Tore Loose in Alabama

The crippled cruise ship whose sewage-filled breakdown in the Gulf of Mexico subjected thousands to horrendous conditions tore loose Wednesday from the dock where it’s being repaired, lumbered downriver and crunched into a cargo ship. Wind gusts near hurricane strength …

Travel Industry Unfazed by Latest Carnival Cruise Ship Saga

Global cruise giant Carnival Corp. found itself in deep doo-doo this week, due to alarming reports about an engine room fire that left one of its jam-packed U.S. passenger ships adrift and awash in raw sewage in the Gulf of …