Cruise Ship Accidents
On Thursday, October 15th, 2020, an Indiana grandfather pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for his part in the tragic death of his 18-month old granddaughter who was killed after falling eleven stories through a window from a children’s play area while aboard a docked cruise ship back in July of 2019. Despite the recent developments, the family has decided to continue forward with their wrongful death lawsuit against Royal Caribbean alleging that the company’s negligence directly led to the death of the toddler.
Royal Caribbean International has found itself in trouble once again after an 18-month-old lost her life aboard one of their luxury liners on July 7th after falling eleven stories through an open window to the deck below. The parents of the toddler, Alan and Kimberly Wiegand have subsequently filed a lawsuit against cruise ship giant, opening blaming the company for their daughter’s death.
Cruise ship giant Carnival has once again found themselves in hot water after a fatal drowning accident aboard one of their luxury liners claimed the life of a decorated military member this past Friday near Port Everglades in Broward County.
Investigators are working to uncover just what happened aboard a cruise ship that left New York City this past Sunday, travelling to its first official stop in Port Canaveral, when it suddenly began to list violently. According to the most current reports, the ship involved in the incident, the Norwegian Escape, was a member of the Norwegian Cruise Line which is cruise company based out of Miami. It was not even a full day into its projected seven-night journey to the Bahamas when the incident occurred that caused the ship to tip aggressively towards its port side.
In a continuation of the company’s latest string of incredibly bad publicity, cruise ship industry giant Royal Caribbean is yet again making headlines today after a 16-year-old boy fell to his death aboard the Harmony of the Seas last Friday morning.
A voyage of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas ended earlier than expected after numerous passengers became extremely ill due to an outbreak of the norovirus. According to reports from a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean, out of the 6,823 passengers aboard the ship, more than 400 people (both passengers and crew) were affected by the virus within a few days after the ship departed from Port Canaveral on Sunday, January 6th.
On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships began an early trek back home after a norovirus outbreak was reported on board, causing almost three hundred people to fall ill just three days into their holiday.
A cruise ship that departed from Port Canaveral on one of the last days of October of this year experienced some sort of technical malfunction within the first few hours of its journey that caused guests extreme concern. According to the Carnival Cruise Line, the ship departed from the port on October 28th, while the incident which resulted in such an upset to the voyage took place only three or four hours after the vessel departed from shore.
A ship with the Norwegian Jade cruise liner that was supposed to return to Miami after a 10-night jaunt through the Caribbean has become stranded, leaving its hundreds of passengers trapped thousands of miles from their homes. As this story remains a developing item, we do not possess all of the information relating to it at this time, but there are certain facts that are knowable and confirmed.
In a scene that was described by fellow passengers as “gruesome”, a woman tragically fell to her death early this past Friday morning aboard the Carnival Elation from her cabin’s balcony, located on the 14th Floor of the fantasy-class cruise ship.