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Passengers May Sue Norwegian after Cruise Sails into “Bomb Cyclone”

Passengers experienced horrific conditions when a Norwegian cruise ship sailed right into the recent

‘’bomb cyclone” storm. In this post, we’ll tell their stories and explain why they are thinking about suing.

The Breakaway Nightmare

On January 4, a bomb cyclone hit the Atlantic Ocean, where the Norwegian Breakaway was sailing from the Bahamas to New York. The bomb cyclone was one of the worst parts of winter storm Grayson, and it caused ocean swells of greater than 30 feet.

The National Weather Service issued warnings for the bomb cyclone on Dec. 31, but the Breakaway sailed according to schedule anyway. Some of the ship’s rooms were flooded, and many passengers experienced seasickness from the high waves. Because of this,

Dangerous Ports You Should Avoid When Cruising

You’re ready to book the cruise of your dreams – but are you headed to a safe destination? Below we are going to cover some of the most dangerous ports in the world, including tips for staying safe, and what you can do if you get hurt while on a cruise.

Crimes that can occur in port include mugging, extortion, robbery at gunpoint, assault, and even murder. Criminals know that tourists carry cash, are unfamiliar with the area, and don’t speak the language. That’s why cruise ship travelers are often easy targets.

In some parts of the world, your dangers are greater than in others. Here are the ports with the highest instances of crimes.

Antigua

This country has a

Where Injuries Happen on Cruises – and How to Avoid Them

With so many destination and ship options for all of your vacation needs, more and more people are opting to go on cruises. You have the best of both worlds – being on the water and on land – plus countless other amenities and features that you can only find when you’re cruising.

Just like all vacations, however, it’s important to remember that along with having fun, staying safe and remaining injury-free should be one of your top priorities.

A cruise can potentially expose you to situations you wouldn’t find yourself in if you drove or flew to your vacation destination. So let’s look at where the most common cruise injuries happen and how to prevent them from happening in

5 of the Biggest Cruise Disasters – and How You Can Stay Safe

Cruises are a great option for a relaxing family vacation, often with all-inclusive packages and exciting on-shore excursions. That doesn’t mean that cruises are perfect, though. You can delayed or rerouted to other ports. There are all kinds of ways to injure yourself.

Oh, and sometimes truly horrible things can happen to the entire ship. You’ve probably seen horror stories from other cruises in the news from time to time, but it’s good to have a reminder before you set sail. Below are five of the biggest cruise disasters, and what you can do to prevent serious injury if your ship makes headlines.

Titanic and S.S. Eastland. Let’s start with the biggest two. Everyone knows the story of the Titanic,

Who Is Liable After A Cruise Ship Injury?

When people get hurt or sick while taking a cruise, they often chalk it up to bad luck or their own ineptitude. They wouldn’t have fallen if they’d been paying more attention. There was just a virus going around. And so on and so forth.

However, many times what seems unavoidable – or even your fault – was actually caused by the actions of another. If you suffered an injury or illness during a cruise, ask yourself how the incident occurred. Who is responsible usually depends on several factors, including what type of injury you suffered and where it occurred.

Below, we’re going to look at several different types of injuries that can potentially occur while on a cruise and

Family Sues Carnival for Child’s Dental Injuries

Cruise ship injuries are rare, but certainly make an already pricy vacation ever more expensive. Fortunately, accidents that were caused by the cruise ship or its staff may be repaid to the victims, if they take their case to court in a personal injury lawsuit.

Family Asks for Medical Damages, Legal Fees after Accident at Carnival Water Park

On January 4, a family filed a complaint against Carnival requesting a trial by jury to seek damages, medical expenses, legal fees, and other relief. The family alleged that Carnival was responsible for their child’s dental injuries because he was allowed to play in an unattended water park on one of their cruise ships on June 20, 2016.

Here’s what happened: allegedly,

What Does Virginia Tech Student’s Death Mean for Cruise Safety?

On March 7th, 2015, Cameron Smook, a senior at Virginia Tech, lost his life after falling overboard on a Carnival cruise ship. The incident occurred just one day after Smook and his friends boarded the cruise ship, turning what should have been a relaxing vacation into a nightmare.

Naturally, this tragedy has elicited an outpouring of condolences and support for the family. But it has also sparked something else—outright rage. Some people, including United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, have been arguing that Smook’s death was entirely avoidable and that Carnival should be “ashamed and embarrassed” that it allowed this tragedy to happen. And they’re not wrong.

Embracing Cruise Ship Technology

As Sen. Blumenthal pointed out, there is current