Free Cruise? Local news ABC-7 Fort Meyers is reporting that "scammers" are sending out text messages claiming that you have won a "free cruise."

Of course, there is no such thing as a truly free cruise but it seems like some people forget that.

The news station explains that "the scammers text you and tell you you’ve

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is beginning a two-day meeting today in Washington D.C. regarding the topic of passenger safety aboard cruise ships. The meeting was requested and largely organized by the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), the trade group for the cruise lines, to showcase the cruise industry.

Participating in the meeting will

Today the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will conduct a hearing on whether there needs to be greater Congressional oversight of the cruise industry in light of recent cruise ships mishaps. 

There are two recent examples of cruise line conduct which the committee should consider in determining whether Congress should take a closer eye

A fifty-one year old employee of Carnival Cruise Lines has been arrested for organized fraud and theft.  

Miami resident Serafin Sanchez was arrested and booked on two criminal counts, described as organized theft of more than $50,000 and first degree fraud in excess of $100,000.

According to the arrest warrant, Mr. Sanchez is a shore-side employee of Carnival

Royal Caribbean - Stock Fraud?A third class action lawsuit has been filed against Royal Caribbean Cruises seeking class action certification for what is alleged to be fraudulent conduct by the cruise line and executives Richard  Fain, Brian Rice, and Henry Pujol.

The law suit was filed by the law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check in Pennsylvania. 

We reported on the first two

Two stock fraud lawsuits recently filed against Royal Caribbean Cruises have placed the cruise line’s corporate ethics under the microscope.

In the case of Todd Roth v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd, Richard D. Fain, Brian J. Rice, and Henry L. Pujol, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Case No. 22783 – MSC, a stockholder alleges that