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CARNIVAL WANTS TO CRUISE FROM FLORIDA

It sure seems like Carnival Cruise Lines is getting ready to run cruises again from the State of Florida. Carnival released a statement saying they were ready to begin running cruises out of Port Canaveral and Miami, Florida. The CDC extended the no-sail order through the end of October, but it is difficult to believe that they will be able to re-issue it under the present political pressure. 

It will be interesting to see whether cruise fans come back out on the first few cruises. European cruises have had problems with Covid flaring up. The CDC has warned that Covid appears ready to flare up again in the cooler Fall and Winter weather. So, customers ready to get back on cruise ships will be placed on a floating small city, which—if that population mirrors the land-based population—could face other customers not necessarily observing safety procedures recommended by the CDC.

We stick with our earlier projection that cruising in large numbers will not return until at least Spring Break in 2021—if then. In our view it still depends on whether Covid-19 is under control, and the status of any vaccine or therapeutics. There will be pressure from the cruise lines to get sailing again, no doubt, because they need to begin generating revenue again. It is difficult to believe that the cruising population will return in good numbers until Covid-19 is under better control. The question is whether some of the cruise lines will still be around to see that renaissance. 

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10. 2020

CARNIVAL READY TO CRUISE

CARNIVAL WANTS TO CRUISE FROM FLORIDA It sure seems like Carnival Cruise Lines is getting ready to run cruises again from the State of Florida. Carnival released a statement saying they were ready to begin running cruises out of Port Canaveral and Miami, Florida. The CDC extended the no-sail order through the end of October, Read More >
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09. 2020

Are Cruise Lines Ready To Resume Cruises?

ARE CRUISE LINES GETTING READY TO SAIL AGAIN? Are cruise lines getting ready to sail again? Certainly, they want to get the revenue started again. Royal Caribbean for instance recently disclosed to its shareholders that the company was losing $250m-$290m per month. Earlier in the year, after the CDC shut down all cruises from the Read More >
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02. 2019

KICKED OFF THE CRUISE SHIP IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY

We recently wrote in our blog post about cruise lines kicking passengers off their vessels in foreign ports. (e.g., in a foreign country) We also recently wrote about the cruise ship passenger’s Bill of Rights. In our view the passenger Bill of Rights is almost useless. (See our Blog Post in February 2019).  And, we Read More >
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01. 2019

HOW MANY PASSENGERS CRUISE EACH YEAR ON CRUISE SHIPS?

According to Cruise Line International Association (“CLIA”), the industry association organization, 28.2 million passengers sailed on cruise ships in 2018, up from 26.7 million passengers in 2017, and ridership is expected to reach 30 million passengers in 2019. WHERE DO CRUISE SHIPS TRAVEL MOST? Cruise Line International Association (“CLIA”) the industry association organization estimates that Read More >
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01. 2019

MEDICAL SERVICES ON A CRUISE SHIP

You’d Better Know About Medical Care On A Cruise Ship The vessel has limitations on the medical care and procedures they can perform on the vessel. Cruise lines don’t like to advertise this fact. The vessel is not a hospital. Read the ticket book to see what services the cruise line specifically offers. Read the Read More >
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01. 2019

Medical Malpractice On A Cruise Ship

Franza Decision. What Does It Mean? Recently the federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals—which governs Florida, Georgia, and Alabama—decided a very important case relating to cruise ships. Previous cases had held that if a cruise ship’s doctor committed malpractice on a passenger, the cruise line was not liable for that doctor’s conduct. The decisions before Read More >
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11. 2018

WHERE TO FILE SUIT ON MY CRUISE SHIP INJURY CLAIM

For many cruise claims they have to be filed in the State of Florida, and for many of those, they have to be filed in Miami in federal court. The passenger ticket is the contract between the passenger and the cruise line. The ticket book contains important information including where a passenger has to file Read More >
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10. 2018

Hidden in the Fine Print: Things You Need to Know About Your Cruise Contract

This was the title of a recent article on the Cruise Critic website. It was actually “16” Things You Need To Know” For those who have never viewed Cruise Critic it is a website with tremendous amounts of information relating to cruise ships, passenger feedback, and informative articles on everything from ports of call, excursions, Read More >
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06. 2018

7 THINGS THE CRUISE LINES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Here Are 7 Things That Cruise Lines Don’t Want  You To Know 1.) Passengers get hurt on cruise ships, and many of those injuries are very serious. Passengers are injured in slip and falls, by falling equipment, by mistakes of cruise ship employees, and various other means. Cruise ships are notoriously terrible record keepers. They Read More >
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06. 2018

TREASURE SALVAGE OF THE SAN JOSE. A CONTEST BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS.

THE GOVERNMENTS INVOLVED IN THE TREASURE SALVAGE OF THE SAN JOSE. We recently wrote about the find of the Spanish galleon, San Jose. In that article we wrote about the difficulties of marine salvors to claim ownership of treasure which may be discovered in such wrecks. We noted the prominent example when Odyssey Marine Exploration—headquartered Read More >