Royal Caribbean Cruises News

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 …

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit Over Coronavirus

A Palm Beach County, Florida city’s retirement plan is suing a cruise ship company for allegedly misleading it and other shareholders over the financial impact of the coronavirus on its business. The securities lawsuit has been filed by the City …

2 Cruise Lines Submit 74 Safety Steps to Convince CDC to Lift No-Sail Order

A panel set up by Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said on Monday it had submitted a report to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing health and safety protocols, hoping to set …

Royal Caribbean Sued in Miami Court Over Crew Member COVID-19 Death

The family of a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19 filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises on Tuesday saying the company failed to protect its employees as the pandemic ravaged sailings around the world. The …

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 …

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 …

Court Rejects Royal Caribbean’s Appeal of Medical Malpractice Ruling

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision that opens the door for cruise ship passengers to sue for medical malpractice. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a bid by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to revisit …

Florida Appeals Court Ruling Opens Door for Cruise Line Malpractice Suits

Pasquale Vaglio, a retired New York City policeman and Korean War veteran, was on the cruise of a lifetime with 18 family members in the summer of 2001 aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Explorer of the Seas.” Then, the accident happened. Vaglio, …