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Three Sue Carnival Cruise After Injuries Sustained During Boat Tilt

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Three Carnival Cruise Line passengers have filed a lawsuit against the cruise behemoth after the ship tilted allegedly causing injuries. The cruise ship was departing from Port Canaveral when the cruise line tilted. The plaintiffs claim they suffered injury during the boat tilt which happened shortly after the ship left the dock. They claim… Read More »


Disney Cruise Line Worker Awarded $4M for Inadequate Medical Care

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A Disney Cruise Line worker was awarded $4 million in a personal injury lawsuit filed against her employer. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was injured when she was struck by a car in the Bahamas. Despite the fact that she sustained three broken ribs in the accident, the Carnival medical staff told her… Read More »


What are the Most Common Cruise Ship Injury Lawsuits?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Cruise ships are like large floating cities, so they take on all of the liabilities of several major industries. In other words, there are plenty of ways to file a lawsuit against a cruise ship. That being said, the cruise industry is immensely profitable, and injured victims have an uphill battle when filing a… Read More »


Royal Caribbean Closes Skypad Attraction Following Injury

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

March 31st, 2023 was the last day that the Skypad Attraction was in operation aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships. The iconic attraction was mothballed after a personal injury lawsuit and closure due to weather. The attraction allowed guests to bounce around on an extremely buoyant trampoline inside of an orange sphere tethered to bungee… Read More »


Why Do Cruise Lines Funnel Cases Through Federal Courts?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

If you’ve ever tried to sue a cruise line, then you know that the ticket has a forum selection clause that ensures that all cases are heard by federal and not state courts. There are a number of good reasons why the cruise line would prefer a federal forum over a state forum. Until… Read More »


Norwegian Cruises Sued Over Go-Kart Injury

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A 14-year-old female passenger aboard a Norwegian cruise has filed a lawsuit against the cruise line after she lost control of her go-kart and suffered critical injuries, according to a recent news report. The girl allegedly suffered injury when the go-kart careened out of control. She suffered injuries to her head and neck, according… Read More »


Pool Injuries on a Cruise

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Today’s cruise ships are truly amazing. Many are equipped with multiple pools, spas, movie theaters, and even hospitals to treat injuries and emergency medical conditions that arise on board. Many of these injuries occur in or around pools and other swimming areas. But did you know that injured passengers have a right to be… Read More »


Luxury Yacht Crashes and Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

According to Forbes, as of 2016 there were 4,476 superyachts in the world. These are defined as being at least 100 feet long. But these massive ships do not operate themselves. The vast majority of these vessels are operated year round, even at times when the owner may have no personal use for them…. Read More »


Things to Ask Before You Take a Cruise Ship Job

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

You’ve been offered a job on a cruise line. Congratulations. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of the flexibility and adventure of a crew position aboard a cruise ship for years. Whether you are an engineer, navigation crew, or hospitality staff, cruise jobs can be fun. Of course, the industry has its share of dangers too. So,… Read More »


Cruise Ship Liability for Dog Bites at Sea

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Each year, thousands of Americans are viciously attacked by dogs. For this reason, as well as a host of practical concerns, most cruise lines prohibit pets from coming aboard with their owners. Interestingly, due to disability laws, service animals are generally accepted on a lot of cruises. And while most service animals are incredibly… Read More »

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