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FRANK D. BUTLER is an attorney in the State of Florida for the past 22 years and is licensed in every Court in Florida, including all state and federal courts. Frank is an avid outdoor enthusiast and represents people injured in boating accidents and cruise ship injuries. You should be careful to hire an attorney who knows the issues specific to cruise ship cases and boating accidents.

I grew up in Florida and have been around the boating and marine industry my entire life. I have filed suit against all of the cruiselines that operate in Florida and have successfully handled boating cases throughout Florida. It’s what we do. Maritime law is very complex and you need to make sure that the attorney you choose has experience in handling these types of cases.

Many attorneys advertise for boating injury and cruise ship cases. See our “Very Important Information” under the Cruise Ship button and our “10 Things You Need To Know” under the Boating Accidents button. If the attorney you are considering cannot answer these questions, you should consider whether they actually handle these types of cases.
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Why would an attorney just advertise for boating or cruise cases if they do not handle them? First, an attorney can refer your case to a maritime attorney and collect a referral fee. Second, an attorney can try to handle your boating or cruise ship claim even if they have never handled one at all. At our law firm we do not handle real estate law, bankruptcy, divorces, contracts, criminal law, probate, tax matters, medical malpractice, etc.

Your consultation with us is at absolutely no charge to you. There are no fees and no costs to you unless we win your case. See our Cruise Ship button and Boating Accidents button for very important information you should know regarding your claim. Maritime law imposes shorter statutes of limitation than most state courts.


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ARE CRUISE LINES GETTING READY TO SAIL IN 2021?

ARE CRUISE LINES READY TO SAIL AGAIN IN 2021?

Not until after March 2021 at the earliest. At 888-BOAT-LAW.COM we have written extensively that we did not see the cruise lines getting back to heavy operation until the summer of 2021—and we have not changed that prediction. If you look at the recent disclosures of the cruise lines—they are publicly traded corporations—you see that most are giving a time in early 2021 under which they won’t be sailing. In other words, no sailings up to a certain date. For instance, Carnival indicates they won’t be sailing before March 31, 2021. 

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Here is a listing of the major cruise lines and their no sail dates:

  • Carnival March 31, 2021
  • Royal Caribbean April 30, 2021
  • Celebrity February 28, 2021
  • MSC February 28, 2021
  • Norwegian March 31, 2021
  • Holland America April 30, 2021
  • Princess May 14, 2021

Of course these dates are subject to change and the no-sail dates may be extended outward depending on several factors. (CDC restrictions, COVID-9 numbers, foreign crew assignments, and port destination issues with docking and passenger entry into ports of call.) With the COVID-19 vaccinations running slowly it is difficult to see how the cruise lines intersect passenger bookings and compliance with the CDC guidelines before the summer of 2021. 

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ARE CRUISE LINES READY TO SAIL AGAIN IN 2021?

Not until after March 2021 at the earliest. At 888-BOAT-LAW.COM we have written extensively that we did not see the cruise lines getting back to heavy operation until the summer of 2021—and we have not changed that prediction. If you look at the recent disclosures of the cruise lines—they are publicly traded corporations—you see that most are giving a time in early 2021 under which they won’t be sailing. In other words, no sailings up to a certain date. For instance, Carnival indicates they won’t be sailing before March 31, 2021. 

Florida Boat Injury Lawyer

Here is a listing of the major cruise lines and their no sail dates:

  • Carnival March 31, 2021
  • Royal Caribbean April 30, 2021
  • Celebrity February 28, 2021
  • MSC February 28, 2021
  • Norwegian March 31, 2021
  • Holland America April 30, 2021
  • Princess May 14, 2021

Of course these dates are subject to change and the no-sail dates may be extended outward depending on several factors. (CDC restrictions, COVID-9 numbers, foreign crew assignments, and port destination issues with docking and passenger entry into ports of call.) With the COVID-19 vaccinations running slowly it is difficult to see how the cruise lines intersect passenger bookings and compliance with the CDC guidelines before the summer of 2021. 

WE ARE 888-BOAT-LAW.COM

By : Butler Boating Accident & Injury Lawyer | January 11, 2021 | Cruise Ship Injuries