Yesterday, I received a number of emails about Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas as it continued its transatlantic crossing to the U.S.
There is talk onboard that the new ship needed a medevac due to a medical emergency. The ship had to be diverted and made an unscheduled stop in Azores where a pilot boat picked up a passenger lying in a stretcher with a neck restraint. He had to undergo emergency surgery.
A passenger also dislocated his shoulder on Royal Caribbean’s FlowRider.
I’m not certain whether the medevac and the FlowRider injury are connected.
I’m wondering whether Royal Caribbean is still requiring passengers to sign the legally unenforceable waivers of liability before they step onto the FlowRider or into the cruise line’s new iFly® simulated sky-diving contraption or before they participate in the bumper-car demolition derby.
Last year I wrote a tongue-in-cheek article about all of the new ways that passengers will be injured on Royal Caribbean’s much proclaimed first "smart ship," entitled Quantum of the Seas – A Cruise Lawyer’s Dream?
I suspect that the first lawsuit will be filed against the Quantum before the ship even reaches the U.S.
Video Credit: YouTube / Morgens Hallas