Man Drowns in Swimming Pool Onboard Caribbean Princess

A man in his thirties was reportedly found at the bottom of the Caribbean Princess’ Neptune Swimming Pool after drowning sometime before 5:00 a.m. on June 14.  A crew member and several passengers confirmed the man had been drinking on deck 15 of the Caribbean Princess at a party on the pool’s deck and later in the ship’s Skywalkers Lounge. Another passenger confirmed the man was swimming in the pool in the early morning hours. It is unclear if the pool was supposed to be closed at the time of the passenger’s death. It is also unclear as to whether security personnel had been assigned to deck 15 or were patrolling the pool at the time of the accident.  Attempts to resuscitate the passenger were unsuccessful. This is the third drowning incident reported on a Princess Cruises ship.  An eight-year-old was found unconscious at the bottom of the Sapphire Princess in 2015.  In 2014, a 29-year-old woman drowned in a pool, also onboard the Sapphire Princess. INJURED ON A CRUISE SHIP OR CRUISE SHIP EXCURSION? SPEAK TO A CRUISE SHIP ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY: 1-866-597-4529. If you have been injured on your cruise, on a wet and slippery deck, down a poorly lit staircase or steep gangway, in port on an excursion, on a tender boat or are the victim of cruise ship medical malpractice – it is important that you speak as soon as possible with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims against cruise lines. Most cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Regents Seven Seas and Oceania require that claims against them be pursued in a very specific place under very...

Family Files Lawsuit Against Carnival Cruise Line After Passenger’s Death

A family has filed a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Line on behalf of their loved one, Jeffrey Eisenman, a 65-year-old passenger who died onboard the Carnival Sunrise.  The lawsuit alleges Carnival would not allow Eisenman off the ship to receive life-saving medical care after he suffered a serious heart attack.  According to the lawsuit filed in Miami Federal Court, Eisenman suffered a heart attack while the Carnival Sunrise was docked at Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands on December 3.  The doctor onboard the ship said Eisenman would need a stent implanted and that he should be flown to Miami because Grand Turk’s hospital was not equipped with a cardiac unit. The family had purchased insurance that would have covered an air ambulance. However, the Eisenman family was told he could not leave the ship and the ship set sail on its intended course for San Juan, a 21-hour voyage.  Eisenman died overnight on the ship, as his condition continued to decline. The ordeal continued, the family said. Carnival told them that their loved one’s body could not be removed in Puerto Rico because they could not guarantee the body would be returned promptly from the hurricane-ravaged island. Eisenman’s son stayed onboard and accompanied his father’s body back to the U.S., according to the lawsuit.  Eisenman’s body was kept in the ship’s morgue for an additional five days until the ship returned to Port Canaveral. The Eisenman’s allege Carnival Cruise Line was negligent in not recognizing the severity of their father’s medical condition and evacuating him quickly where he could receive the life-saving medical care he needed....

Royal Caribbean Private Island to Include Water Park, Zip Line and Giant Balloon

The newest trend in the cruise industry is for cruise companies to purchase private destination islands where they can offer exclusive attractions for their passengers. Royal Caribbean is cashing in on the trend with its newest CoCo Cay destination island in the Bahamas. After spending $250 million to renovate the island, Royal Caribbean is officially debuting their most recent creation – Perfect Day at Coco Cay. The island features a new water park, including a 135-foot tall water slide and freshwater lagoon. The park also has a helium balloon that will take guests up 450 feet to view the island. Another excursion offered on the island is a 1,600 foot-long zip-line attraction. The attraction spans a total of 125 acres and can accommodate up to 10,000 people at one time. Cruise passengers can enjoy a full day at the water park for the cost of $44 to $99 per person. If you wish to take a ride on the zip-line, the cost ranges from $79 to $139 per person. Similarly, the cost to ride on the balloon ride is anywhere from $39 to $99 per person. Costs vary based on the season. So far, 11 of the Royal Caribbean ships are expected to visit Perfect Day in 2019, including the Empress, Symphony of the Seas, and Navigator of the Seas. The company has installed a new pier, which allows their larger ships in the Oasis class to dock at the island. Royal Caribbean does not plan to stop with this one island either. They are currently in the planning stages for four more private island destinations in the Caribbean,...

Holland America Cruise Ships Collide in Vancouver

Passengers onboard a Holland America cruise ship were awoken in the early morning hours to quite a shock when the vessel collided into another cruise ship while attempting to dock. The incident happened at the Vancouver Port in British Columbia on Saturday at 6:50 a.m. The Oosterdam struck the Nieuw Amsterdam ship, causing damage to six of the Nieuw Amsterdam’s stateroom verandas. Passengers reported being jolted by the impact and hearing glass breaking. Passengers on both ships, which are owned by the same company, Holland America, were made to disembark quickly but have been able to return since then.  INJURED ON A CRUISE SHIP OR CRUISE SHIP EXCURSION? SPEAK TO A CRUISE SHIP ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY: 1-866-597-4529. If you have been injured on your cruise, on a wet and slippery deck, down a poorly lit staircase or steep gangway, in port on an excursion, or on a tender boat- it is important that you speak as soon as possible with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims against cruise lines. Most cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Regents Seven Seas and Oceania require that claims against them be pursued in a very specific place under very strict deadlines. Failure to comply with each individual cruise lines deadlines can result in a complete loss of any and all legal rights. Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991.  We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety.  We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your...

Measles Outbreak on Cruise Ship Results in Quarantine

A measles outbreak on a cruise ship off the island of St. Lucia has led to a quarantine of all passengers onboard. According to St. Lucia’s chief medical officer, Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, 300 passengers and crew members on the ship are not being permitted to leave the ship until further notice. At least one female crew member has been confirmed to have a case of measles. The person diagnosed with the measles, as well as other crew and passengers, are “stable” and remain under surveillance by the ship’s doctor. Medical experts say it is likely that other passengers have been exposed to the virus.  The ship’s doctor requested 100 doses of the measles vaccine. Continued surveillance will be necessary, as the incubation period for measles ranges from 10 to 12 days, before symptoms in exposed persons develop. This report comes at a time when we are experiencing the largest outbreak of measles in a quarter-century. Approximately 700 cases of measles have been reported nationwide. Due to how contagious the disease is and how quickly it can spread on a cruise ship, St. Lucian officials are not taking any chances. To prevent the spread of infection, passengers and crew were not allowed to disembark from the ship. When a contagious illness, such as the measles, is confirmed on a cruise ship, quarantine is a common procedure to contain the illness while treating those who are infected onboard. Reports indicate that the ship involved is the Freewinds, which is owned and operated by the Church of Scientology. This specific vessel is 440-feet in length and is used by the church as...

Royal Caribbean Once Again Building the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Construction has begun on what will now be Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise ship, surpassing the Symphony of the Seas.  The new, not-yet-named vessel is being built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. It will be the fifth Oasis-class ship for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Each of the five Oasis-class ships by Royal Caribbean was the largest in the world when they debuted, starting with Oasis of the Seas in 2008. Each new ship has surpassed its predecessor in size, a trend that Royal Caribbean says will continue.  The newest ship, which will debut in 2021, will surpass Symphony of the Seas’ 228,081 gross tons, 1,188 feet in length and guest capacity of 6,680. Another Oasis-class ship will immediately follow, as the sixth ship is planned to debut in 2023. The two new Oasis-class ships will combine the ‘seven-neighborhood’ concept displayed on all its sister ships. In addition, the ships will add a brand-new line-up of imaginative dining, thrilling passenger experiences, entertainment and the latest technology. INJURED ON A CRUISE SHIP OR CRUISE SHIP EXCURSION? SPEAK TO A CRUISE SHIP ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY: 1-866-597-4529 Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991.  We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety.  We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault or other type of injury the more likely we...
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