Cruise Ship Sexual Assault and Rape Information BLOG

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April 30, 2016

A cruise ship has been quarantined in Norfolk, Virginia due to a major norovirus outbreak.
The Fred Olsen Cruise Line owned Balmoral left Southampton, England on April 16 on a 34 night “Old England to New England” cruise and arrived at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk where no one has been allowed to leave.
According to the ship’s captain, no one had been allowed to leave the ship on its previous stop in Bermuda either and the last time anyone was allowed off the ship was over a week ago on April 30.
This is a severe outbreak of norovirus as by Wednesday, April 27 153 out of the 917 passengers had...

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April 28, 2016

On Thursday, April 21 a couple and their two children were on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship when the parents missed the boat, leaving their young children on board. The ship was on a weeklong cruise to the Bahamas and Bermuda and had left New York on April 17.

The ship was docked at Nassau in the Bahamas and the mother decided to go ashore excursion, leaving her husband and two children, a nine year old boy and a...

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April 27, 2016

What is known as a freak wave slammed into Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas on Monday, April 25, smashing windows and injuring passengers.


The wave hit around 4 a.m. when the cruise ship was on its way to Ajaccio, Corsica on the first night of a nine night cruise, causing panic on board. The wave hit on deck number three and broke five windows, flooding passenger cabins and causing...

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April 25, 2016

It appears that the family of a Disney employee who disappeared from a Disney cruise ship back in 2011 has settled with Disney for an undisclosed amount.


Rebecca Coriam, from England worked on the Wonder cruise ship as a Youth Activity worker. She disappeared from the ship, aged 24,  off the coast of Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta and has not been seen since, not has the case been solved.  
It appears that there was a legal settlement with Disney in...

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April 24, 2016

Heads of intelligence in the Mediterranean are concerned that the jihad terrorists might be planning to attack cruise ships.

According to the information, there is a plan to ram cruise ships with vessels which have been packed with explosives which is a strategy previously used to attack US Navy ships resulting in massive holes in the ships and many casualties.
In addition the intelligence is also highlighting that...

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April 23, 2016

A month ago, Royal Caribbean announced that it had to cancel the first six cruises on Empress of the Seas which had been scheduled following the refurbishment of the ship.


Many of the passengers rebooked for the following cruises and now, with just a week to go before the first newly scheduled cruise, Royal Caribbean has cancelled another seven sailings; those on April 25 and 30, and all of the cruises due to leave in...

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April 22, 2016

Uber, the ridesharing company has settled two class action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts and these settlements may affect similar lawsuits which are in the pipeline in Florida.
The key issue underlying all of the lawsuits, including those which have been settled is whether the Uber drivers are employees or independent contractors, and as part of the settlement, Uber’s drivers are allowed to continue as independent contractors which should help to prevent further lawsuits against the company in those states.
The settlement, which still needs to be agreed by a judge, outlines a payment to the plaintiffs of $84 million...

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April 21, 2016

A lawsuit has been filed in the United Kingdom by a woman who claims she became ill due to the conditions on board her cruise ship.


Tracy Owen, aged 45, and her 12-year-old son Billy went on the Thomson Majesty cruise ship from England to Tenerife in the Canary Islands over Christmas 2014 to try and recover from the death of her father. She alleges that...

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April 20, 2016

A woman from Cloverdale, California plunged from a zip line during a shore based excursion when she was on a cruise.


Mother of four, 36 year old Heather Gladden was on a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line together with her husband Ryan. The cruise began in San Pedro for seven days and when they reached Puerto Vallarta in Mexico on Thursday, April 14, the couple went on a privately arranged excursion to the Nogalito Eco Park to go zip lining.
The zip line was around 2,100 feet long...

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April 19, 2016

Most people book their cruise vacation via a travel agent rather than direct with the cruise line. In 2015, some 66% of all passengers used a travel agent, slightly up from 65% the previous year.
There are several advantages to using a travel agent, such as their knowledge of the market place, ability to obtain lower prices, taking away the time and stress of doing the research and their impartiality. If a passenger books through a travel agent, the agent is paid mostly by the cruise line in the form of commission and some may also charge the passenger a small fee.
Previously most cruise companies offered the same level of...

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