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Royal Caribbean Recommendations for Your First Cruise

Royal Caribbean Recommendations for Your First CruiseIf you’ve never been on a cruise, you should consider taking your first cruise vacation in 2016. Cruises offer you a unique vacation opportunity to travel to multiple destinations, see different parts of the world, and experience all the luxuries a cruise ship can provide – all in one trip.

With so many options to pick from and the trends changing every year, choosing a cruise line, ship, and destination can be overwhelming. Make sure you do your research before planning and booking a cruise to ensure that all your needs and expectations will be met. Royal Caribbean, which has …

Is Carnival Liable for Passengers Witnessing Employee’s Death?

Is Carnival Liable for Passengers Witnessing Employee’s Death

Something awful happened aboard Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Ecstasy ship on Sunday, December 27.

At about 6:15 p.m., Jose Sandoval Opazo, a 66-year old man from Liguria, Italy, died in an apparent accident while he was working on one of the ship’s elevators. Opazo was an electrician on the 2,056-passenger Ecstasy cruise ship, which was on its final day of a three-day cruise.

Electrical accidents are not completely uncommon on cruise ships, but this one was especially gruesome. And it happened to be captured on video taken by a passenger.

The passenger in question, Matt Davis, was witness to the …

Is Disney Liable for Molested Girl on Cruise?

Is Disney Liable for Molested Girl on Cruise

On Disney Magic’s 5-Night Western Caribbean cruise, which departed the Port of Miami on December 18th, an 11-year-old girl accused Juan Manuel Palma-Ortega of molesting her. The girl told her parents that Palma-Ortega – a 31-year-old Honduran man – fondled her three times during the cruise.

When the cruise returned to the Port of Miami on Wednesday, December 23rd, Miami-Dade police detained Palma-Ortega and he supposedly confessed to the crime. Palma-Ortega was then charged with three felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor and is being held without bond. In addition, Palma-Ortega …

Is a Cruise Ship Liable for Your Injury?

Is a Cruise Ship Liable for Your Injury

Accidents and injuries can happen all over – a car, a public place, your house – essentially anywhere. If you’re injured on land, you can usually resolve these issues with tort law (the kind of law most people are familiar with) and a personal injury lawsuit.

But what if you’re not on land? What if you’re injured on a cruise ship?

Cruise ship vacations can be fun for the whole family, but if you or someone in your family is injured while on a cruise, it will do more than ruin your vacation. Cruise ship injuries can include drownings, slip …

Classifying Cruise Ship Accidents

Classifying Cruise Ship Accidents

Cruises can be some of the most fun, unique, and enjoyable vacations around. Besides visiting multiple places and having on-shore excursions, you can also take part in everything the cruise ship has to offer – swimming pools, delicious food, entertaining shows, and many other activities.

But just like any vacation, it’s important to be safe wherever you are. Here are some of the types of accidents and incidents you might run into while you’re cruising.

Disasters. A disaster refers to an event that causes major destruction and distress. This could include sinking, grounding, capsizing, collisions, and pirate or terrorist attacks. …