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February 07, 2016

On Thursday, February 4th an American cruise passenger was critically injured on an excursion during his cruise vacation in Belize.

Brian Goeders, aged 36 and of Iowa, was a passenger on the Carnival Dream and was on an excursion to the Altun Ha Mayan site in Lucky Strike Village, Belize District. The excursion was run by a company called Chukka which operates a...

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February 06, 2016

More than 20 million people take a cruise every year but there is always a major problem with passengers becoming sick as cruise ships are the perfect breeding ground for germs which then spread from person to person.
Cruise lines do not like any outbreaks of illness as it can lead to bad publicity for them and also when passengers are sick in their cabins they are not spending money on deck, so it is in their interests for passengers not to fall sick.
However, there is little the cruise lines can do to stop illnesses spreading apart from...

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February 05, 2016

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have arrested a cruise passenger in Miami.
The passenger was arrested as he left the ship when it returned to Miami after a Caribbean cruise because he had outstanding arrest warrants for assault and battery as well as for kidnapping. The charges relate to criminal allegations which were made in South Carolina and he is under arrest waiting to be extradited back there.
This is by no means the first time that those with outstanding warrants are taken off cruise ships but it mostly appears to happen at the end of a cruise when they disembark in the United States rather than when they...

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February 04, 2016

A major norovirus outbreak has affected over 150 passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship including Australians, Europeans and North Americans.

The ship arrived at Sydney, Australia on Thursday, February 4, following a 12 day cruise to New Zealand.

According to some of the passengers, those who initially went down with the virus did not report it and it was not until four...

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February 03, 2016

With the world discussing what to do about the zika virus which is thought to affect unborn children, those who are cruising in the areas where the virus is prevalent, such as South America and the Caribbean, need to ensure that they protect themselves from mosquito bites whenever possible.
When the ship is in port it is supposed to be difficult for the mosquitoes to get on board in the same way that passengers do as there is a mosquito trap on the gangway. However, if anyone has their balcony doors open, the mosquitoes can enter that way, especially if the air conditioning is turned off.
Therefore, it is best to assume that...

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February 02, 2016

In order to file a lawsuit against a cruise line it is vital that the injured passenger does not make any major mistakes, to have the best chance of winning.
The biggest mistake is not reading the contract, which is issued when you purchase the ticket. This will be full of legal jargon but you should ensure you understand exactly what the cruise line is responsible for and what it is not responsible for. For example, should you take an excursion that you book alone, and not through the cruise line, then you may be responsible for any accident or injury that arises...

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February 01, 2016

In March 2011, a 24 year old British woman went missing from a Disney cruise ship.

Given the lack of information and investigation carried out by both Disney and the police in the Bahamas, where the cruise ship was registered, now, one of the former most senior detectives in Great Britain has offered his expertise to try and uncover the truth.
Rebecca Coriam was...

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January 31, 2016

Over twenty million people take a cruise each year with around 60% of that number starting in North American waters.

The most popular starting ports are Miami, Port Canaveral, and Fort Lauderdale and the chances are that the passengers will be on a ship owned by one of the top three cruise lines, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines,...

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January 30, 2016

Bernard and Margie deWit have filed a lawsuit following a crash which happened four years ago on the Interstate 75.
Early in the morning on January 29, 20132, at around 4 a.m. the deWits were traveling southbound in their 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada on I 75 from Michigan. Suddenly the road was covered with dense fog and smoke which came from a brush fire in Paynes Prairie. Bernard deWit was following a semi truck which had its tail lights lit, but when he could not see them he decided it was too dangerous to continue and pulled off the roadway and stopped.
However, he had pulled off to the right side thinking he was off the...

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January 29, 2016

On Thursday, January 28 thick fog prevented thousands of cruise passengers from leaving the ship at the end of their cruise along with around a dozen more ships.

The Carnival Cruise Line, Paradise, was due to return to Tampa at 8.00 a.m. Thursday morning, following a five day cruise. It was then supposed to turn around and sail off again in the afternoon for a four day cruise to Belize and Cozumel.

However, the port in Tampa Bay was closed due to thick fog and in the event it did not manage to dock until 9.30 at night. Given the late hour,...

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