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You, the passenger, are required to file suit against the cruise line where the ticket says you have to.  That is, the ticket, which the cruise lines call the Passenger Contract Ticket, always provides a place where suit has to be brought or filed.  That provision in the ticket is called a venue selection clause.  If you file suit in any place other than where the ticket says, you are not filing suit in the right place and your suit will be subject to getting dismissed.  These venue selection clauses have been held by the courts including the United States Supreme Court to be enforceable under the law which applies to the tickets, the general maritime law.  SeeCarnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. Shute, 499 U.S. 585 (1991).

 

The venue selection clause for each cruise line is located in the cruise lines’ “terms and conditions”.  The “terms and conditions” are usually about 16 to 20 pages of legal gobbledygook and doublespeak.  They are located on the cruise lines’ websites.  No one reads them.  Even if you did read them, you may not understand them.  These “terms and conditions” are written by lawyers with one purpose in mind:  to protect the cruise line and to make it as hard as possible for you to bring suit against them.

 

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For easy reference, here are the places where you have to file suit for each of the cruise lines and the names of the ships in service for those cruise lines:

 

America Cruise Ferries- Puerto Rico- Terms and Conditions

  • Caribbean Fantasy

American Cruise Lines, Inc.- Federal district court for District of Connecticut or if no federal subject matter jurisdiction then venue in New Haven County, Connecticut Terms and Conditions

  • Queen of the Mississippi
  • Queen of the West
  • Independence
  • American Star
  • American Spirit
  • American Glory

Azamara Cruises – Miami, Florida (Miami-Dade County)Terms and Conditions

  • Azamara Journey
  • Azamara Quest

Bahamas Paradise Cruise (formerly known as Celebration Cruise) - The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Broward County, FL (Passenger Ticket Contract) 

  • Grand Celebration

Bimini SuperFast Charter – Miami, Florida (Miami-Dade County) Terms and Conditions

  • Bimini SuperFast

Carnival Cruise Lines – Miami, Florida (District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami-Dade County) Terms and Conditions

  • Carnival Breeze
  • Carnival Conquest
  • Carnival Destiny (Will be renamed Carnival Sunshine)
  • Carnival Dream
  • Carnival Ecstasy
  • Carnival Elation
  • Carnival Fantasy
  • Carnival Fascination
  • Carnival Freedom
  • Carnival Glory
  • Carnival Imagination
  • Carnival Inspiration
  • Carnival Legend
  • Carnival Liberty
  • Carnival Magic
  • Carnival Miracle
  • Carnival Paradise
  • Carnival Pride
  • Carnival Sensation
  • Carnival Spirit
  • Carnival Splendor
  • Carnival Triumph
  • Carnival Valor
  • Carnival Victory
  • Celebration
  • Elation

Celebrity Cruise Lines – Miami, Florida (Miami-Dade County)

  • Celebrity Century
  • Celebrity Constellation
  • Celebrity Eclipse
  • Celebrity Equinox
  • Celebrity Infinity
  • Celebrity Millennium
  • Celebrity Solstice
  • Celebrity Summit
  • Celebrity Xpedition

Costa Crociere  – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Broward County)

  • Costa Atlantica
  • Costa Classica
  • Costa Deliziosa
  • Costa Favolosa
  • Costa Fortuna
  • Costa Luminosa
  • Costa Magica
  • Costa Mediterranea
  • Costa Pacifica
  • Costa Romantica
  • Costa Serena
  • Costa Victoria
  • Costa Voyager
  • Costs Fascinosa

Crystal Cruises – Los Angeles, California

  • Crystal Serenity
  • Crystal Symphony

Cunard Line  – Los Angeles, California

  • Queen Mary 2
  • Queen Victoria
  • Queen Elizabeth

Disney Cruise Line – Orlando, Florida (Brevard County)

  • Disney Dream
  • Disney Fantasy
  • Disney Magic
  • Disney Wonder

Holland America – Seattle, Washington

  • Amsterdam
  • Eurodam
  • Maasdam
  • Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Noordam
  • Oosterdam
  • Prinsendam
  • Prinsendam
  • Rotterdam
  • Ryndam
  • Statendam
  • Veendam
  • Volendam
  • Westerdam
  • Zaandam
  • Zuiderdam

MSC Cruises  – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Broward County)

  • MSC Armonia
  • MSC Divina
  • MSC Fantasia
  • MSC Lirica
  • MSC Magnifica
  • MSC Melody
  • MSC Musica
  • MSC Opera
  • MSC Orchestra
  • MSC Poesia
  • MSC Sinfonia
  • MSC Splendida

Norwegian Cruise Lines – Miami, Florida (Miami-Dade County)

  • Norwegian Dawn
  • Norwegian Epic
  • Norwegian Gem
  • Norwegian Jade
  • Norwegian Jewel
  • Norwegian Pearl
  • Norwegian Sky
  • Norwegian Spirit
  • Norwegian Star
  • Norwegian Sun
  • Pride of America

Oceania Cruises – Miami, Florida (Miami-Dade County)

  • Marina
  • MS Insignia
  • Nautica
  • Regatta

Pearl Seas Cruises - United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Terms and Conditions

  • Pearl Mist

Princess Cruises  – Los Angeles, California

  • Caribbean Princess
  • Coral Princess
  • Crown Princess
  • Dawn Princess
  • Diamond Princess
  • Emerald Princess
  • Golden Princess
  • Grand Princess
  • Island Princess
  • Ocean Princess
  • Pacific Princess
  • Ruby Princess
  • Sapphire Princess
  • Sea Princess
  • Star Princess
  • Sun Princess

Regent Seven Seas – Miami, Florida (Miami-Dade County)

  • Seven Seas Mariner
  • Seven Seas Navigator
  • Seven Seas Voyager

Royal Caribbean Cruises – Miami, Florida (Miami-Dade County)

  • Adventure of the Seas
  • Allure of the Seas
  • Brilliance of the Seas
  • Enchantment of the Seas
  • Explorer of the Seas
  • Freedom of the Seas
  • Grandeur of the Seas
  • Independence of the Seas
  • Jewel of the Seas
  • Legend of the Seas
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • Majesty of the Seas
  • Mariner of the Seas
  • Monarch of the Seas
  • Navigator of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas
  • Radiance of the Seas
  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Serenade of the Seas
  • Splendour of the Seas
  • Vision of the Seas
  • Voyager of the Seas

Seabourn (The Yachts of Seabourn) – Seattle, Washington

  • Seabourn Pride
  • Seabourn Spirit
  • Seabourn Legend
  • Seabourn Odyssey
  • Seabourn Sojoum
  • Seabourn Quest

Silversea Cruises – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Broward County)

  • Silver Cloud
  • Silver Wind
  • Silver Shadow
  • Silver Whisper
  • Silver Explorer
  • Silver Spirit

Victory Casino Cruises – Orlando, Florida (Brevard County)

  • Victory I

Viking Ocean Cruises- Civil Court of the Canton of Baselstadt [Zivilgericht Basel-Stadt, Switzerland] (Passenger Ticket Contract)

  • Viking Star
  • Viking Sea
  • Viking Sun
  • Viking Sky
  • Viking Spirit

Viking River Cruises - London, England (Passenger Ticket Contract