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Thinking About Class Action Participation in FL? Consider This…

When one person is injured through the actions or negligence of another, they often must file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recoup their losses.

When one party, such as a business, is responsible for the injuries of many people, then a class action lawsuit may be the best road to take to recoup losses for everyone involved.

Royal Caribbean Faces Class Action from Investors

Royal Caribbean is facing a class-action lawsuit relating to their handling of coronavirus – but not from passengers aboard their cruise ships.

Investors are suing in a class action securities suit alleging that the cruise line was not honest about the ways COVID was impacting bookings or how safety protocols were working aboard their ships.

This group of investors, who purchased shares in February and March of 2020, maintain that they were provided false and misleading information from

PortMiami Expansion Forges Ahead on Cruise Projects

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year for the hospitality industry, but there seem to be brighter times ahead. Case in point: The forging ahead of expansion projects in PortMiami for major cruise lines.

Even though the cruise line industry has hit the pause button, it’s clear that the groundwork is being laid for future endeavors. Major cruise lines such as Norwegian and Carnival have made deals to build new terminals and make gate modifications to Terminal Link Miami.

It’s exciting for many cruise line employees to see work going ahead because it indicates they’ll have jobs to go back to once the cruise industry rebounds from COVID.

Just because they’ll be excited to go back to work doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be protected on the job, though. When cruising first starts back up, COVID will still be a concern.


Will It Be the Vaccine That Reopens the Cruise Industry Fully?

Everyone across the world has been dealing with the dangers of COVID-19 for a year, which makes the recent news of an effective vaccine very welcome.

The vaccine won’t be available to everyone right away, however, so many people have months before their travel plans can be followed through with. Still, the news of the vaccine has many people who love cruising excited and the cruise line industry feeling optimistic.

Here’s what you need to know about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, how COVID is currently being handled on cruises, and what the vaccine could mean for your travel plans.

The COVID Vaccine Roll Out

In many states, vaccines will be rolled out in three phases. First, those on the front lines of fighting the pandemic such as healthcare workers and first responders will have access to the vaccine along with residents in

Advantages of Booking a Smaller Cruise in a Post-COVID World

As we seemingly inch closer to a viable vaccine against COVID-19, confidence in cruising increases. What you may not know is that some hardy cruisers have already been sailing over the last couple of months.

That’s right! The Center for Disease Control (CDC) mandated test cruises this fall for which cruisers volunteered to sail while cruise lines practiced new safety procedures and protocols.

The trends we see emerging in a post-COVID world include smaller cruises, small ports, and expanded safety measures. Find out more below!

More Smaller Ships Are Setting Sail

The primary message among leading medical professionals on stifling the spread of the ongoing pandemic? You guessed it — smaller groups. That applies to cruises, too.

The industry is abuzz about the jump in demand for small-ship cruising. River and luxury cruises with ships carrying 200 people or less seem to be of

Choosing to Cruise Doesn’t Forfeit Your Rights to Health and Safety

Cruise lovers everywhere are rejoicing over the lifting of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) no sail order. Essentially, cruise lines are again free to resume cruising.

While this is undoubtedly good news for the industry and the workers it supports, some cruisers remain worried.

After all, the CDC isn’t declaring that COVID-19 is no longer a danger to those who go on cruises, it’s merely saying that the proper health and safety regulations paired with trial sailings makes cruises possible…in modified format.

If you’re concerned about going on a cruise due to the risk it places on your health and safety, then you’re not alone. Rest assured that choosing to cruise in a post-COVID world doesn’t mean you give up your rights to health and safety.

Here is what you need to know about cruising with COVID and a checklist to

A Happy(-ish) Ending to a FL Boat Operator’s Hurricane Claim

Having a boat in Florida is a wonderful thing. After all, who doesn’t love spending a day out on the waves and enjoying all the shorelines Florida has to offer?

Still, having a boat in Florida is a big responsibility, especially because you have to be able to contend with, as well as anticipate, what Mother Nature is going to do – as one Florida boat operator found out.

Even though the boat operator was too late to save his boat from the clutches of Hurricane Sally, his saving grace was his boat insurance claim. He had taken the time to find the right boat insurance and it paid off when a catastrophe hit.

That’s why when you own a boat in Florida, you need to make sure you have the right policy. Here’s what you need to know about boat insurance in Florida,

Signs You Have a Maritime Workplace Harassment Case

Harassment can happen to anyone and in any place. To find examples, you don’t need to look any further than social media.

Celebrity Cruise captain Kate McCue runs a very successful social media campaign and recently fired back when a Tik Tok commenter suggested that a woman couldn’t effectively captain a cruise ship.

This is just one small example of harassment based on gender in the workplace, but it doesn’t simply occur online. It can occur in real life in the cruise ship workplace too.

One of the biggest hurdles people face in the workforce is understanding if they are being harassed and what to do about it. Here’s what you need to know to help you put a stop to harassment at work, both on and off a ship.

Harassment At Sea

Your safety at sea is directly related to the prevention of