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Who Is Liable During A Cruise Ship Excursion?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Cruise ships offer excursions to passengers as part of an overall total package. These excursions can include trips to wonderful places and scenic delights. However, in one case, an excursion to an active volcano caused several deaths. The question then becomes: Who is liable when an excursion causes death and injury? The answer is… Read More »


Finger Injury Results In Lawsuit Against Carnival

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A man says a glass door slammed on his finger causing serious injury. He has since filed a lawsuit against the cruise ship industry giant Carnival related to the injury. The case has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Southern Florida. The man accuses Carnival of premises liability and negligence. According to… Read More »


Passenger And Crew Disappearances Aboard Cruise Ships

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Cruise ship disappearances occur with some frequency. Both passengers and crew members can wind up missing. When this happens, the cruise ship has little incentive to report the individual missing or presumed dead. Instead, they simply figure that the person went AWOL and it’s not their responsibility. If someone falls overboard, the cruise line… Read More »


Princess Cruises Lines Lawsuit Moves Forward

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Princess Cruises in Australia and its parent company, Carnival, told the court it was “probably stupid” to believe that the cruise line would be able to effectively handle the outbreak. The lead plaintiff in the class action is a former nurse who testified on behalf of… Read More »


Australian Courts Limit COVID-19 Lawsuits To Australian Citizens

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The Australian Courts recently issued a ruling that prohibited American passengers from filing lawsuits in Australian courts. The decision was seen as a blow to the handful of Americans aboard the Ruby Princess when an outbreak of COVID-19 began infecting passengers. Essentially, Australian passengers have filed a class-action against Carnival and Princess Cruise lines… Read More »


Carnival Fined $5M After Data Breaches

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Carnival Cruise Lines was fined $5 million by the State of New York after the company’s data was breached several times from 2019 to 2021. The breaches exposed customer information to potential hackers who then used the information to perform fraud and identity theft. The cruise line was fined by New York’s Department of… Read More »


Judge Rules Cruise Companies Guilty Of “Trafficking” For Using Cuban Ports

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A Miami judge recently issued a ruling that will broadly impact the cruise industry. The cruise industry has been using Havana ports for years to run tours of the city. While Cuba is a communist country, it has dual economies for tourism. The ports were expropriated (seized by the government) to be made the… Read More »


Helicopter Accident Results In Death Of Marines, DOHSA Lawsuit

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

You don’t have to be in a boat to file a lawsuit under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). In fact, the families of three service members who were killed during a Marine training exercise filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter manufacturer. Servicemembers are prohibited from filing negligence lawsuits against… Read More »


Families Sue After 4 Killed On Cruise Line Excursion

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Four passengers of a Holland America Line vessel were killed after a float plane crashed last year outside the coast of Alaska. The passengers are accusing the Seattle-based cruise line of pressuring companies that operate excursions into taking unnecessary risks. The lawsuit alleges that the cruise line knew the dangers as other passengers had… Read More »


NTSB Warns Cruise Ships About Floatplane Crashes

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

This is the second article about a floatplane crash we’ve discussed over the past few months. In the first article, we mentioned how the cruise line actually advertised the plane excursion. In this case, they did not. However, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sent a letter to cruise ships warning them that their… Read More »

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