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Woman Banned From Cruise Ship After Reckless Photo-Op

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

If you think that fooling around on cruise ships is something worth trying, then you should be aware of the way that cruise lines handle those that violate their safety rules. One woman learned the hard way that cruise ships certainly aren’t fooling around. She’s been banned for life after climbing over the railings…. Read More »

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Parents Sue Disney Cruise After Boy Attacked by Anteater

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The parents of a boy who was attacked by an anteater have filed a lawsuit against Disney Cruise Lines. They claim that after the boy was attacked by the anteater, the Disney Cruise Line did not administer the proper care required to manage his injuries. Essentially, the second part of the allegation is more… Read More »

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Cruise Ship Scams and How to Avoid Them

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Scams involving cruise ships have made many otherwise happy people looking for an enjoyable getaway very unhappy. Some of these scams have been around for a long time while others exploit newer issues using technology. Since it’s always more preferable to enjoy a cruise than file a lawsuit, we’ll discuss some of the most… Read More »

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Don’t Get Sick: Preparing For Your Cruise

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Cruise ships have some basic logistical problems. Firstly, they are what they claim: Giant cities on the sea where thousands congregate in close quarters. Most all food is prepared in common areas on board, which allows viral ailments spread rapidly. That’s what happened in January of this year when hundreds of passengers contracted the… Read More »

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Carnival Cruise Hit With Lawsuits Involving Expropriated Cuban Assets

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

When the Cuban revolution occurred, the state, under Fidel Castro expropriated millions in privately owned assets. Some of the assets belonged to American citizens and others were the assets of the descendants of former Cubans. A federal judge recently ruled that American citizens can sue Carnival Cruise to seek damages under a special provision… Read More »

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Royal Caribbean Crewman Falls off Ship

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A 26-year-old crew member fell off The Vision of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean vessel. The crew member was performing maintenance work on the vessel. The crewman died as a result of the fall and his body was later discovered by divers. This is the 349th individual to fall overboard on a cruise vessel…. Read More »

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Cruise Line Sexual Assault Lawsuits Highlight Need for Better Security

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

If you take a look at the sorts of lawsuits that cruise lines face, you’ll find a number of medical negligence lawsuits, some injuries to passengers, and a whole lot of sexual assaults. While sexual assault aboard cruise ships is often sensationalized by the weight and tragedy of the incident, it’s important to understand… Read More »

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Appeals Court Rules Case Against Royal Caribbean Can Move Forward

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A lawsuit stemming from a 2015 rape aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship will be allowed to move forward, an appeals court ruled. The details of this case are unsettling. The fifteen-year-old alleges that she was fed alcohol and gang-raped. According to the lawsuit, nearly a dozen men bought her multiple rounds of alcoholic… Read More »

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Are Cruise Ship Vacations Safe?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

With all the bad press you’ll find in our blog concerning cruise ship accidents, injuries, and lawsuits, you may come to wonder if going on a cruise ship vacation is safe at all. Actually, each year millions of people go on cruises safely and enjoy every minute of it. The problem lies in the… Read More »

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Crew Member Falls Overboard on Carnival Cruise

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The Coast Guard announced that it was suspending a search for a Carnival Cruise crew member who fell overboard in early July. The Coast Guard reported that it searched over 2,600 square miles for the body of Gaffar Sitwilkar who is the father of three children. The news came as a terrible revelation to… Read More »

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