Earlier this month, I announced that I will be awarding the "Worst Cruise Line in the World" award to the cruise line demonstrating the worst in gross negligence and indifference towards passenger and crew member health and safety. This will be a monthly award.
Over the past month, we have received many e-mails nominating a variety of cruise lines and a couple of cruise line tycoons. Mostly passengers have emailed us with a variety of stories, many are just plain sad. Some of the stories demonstrate such callousness by the cruise lines that your blood will boil.
A few crew members contacted us Without except they were afraid to reveal their real names in fear of retaliation.
A couple of environmental groups contacted us as well.
So far two cruise lines are vying neck to neck for the award. After 26 years of being a maritime lawyer I thought that I had seen it all. These two companies have treated their crew members like garbage. At this point, I don’t know who is most deserving of the first month’s award.
The voting for this month ends on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. EST. I will be announcing the winner, er loser, in October.
Feel free to tweet your nominee to me at my Twitter page @CruiseLaw
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