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"Everything the cruise lines don't want you to know" is the motto of this award winning maritime law blog authored by Miami lawyer Jim Walker.

The United States Coast Guard medevaced an ill crew member Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 8th,  from the Norwegian Joy, approximately 30 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Oregon.

The 61-year-old Filipino man reportedly was suffering heart complications.

The Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship contacted the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center around 12:40

Last night, October 8, 2019, the Coast Guard of New Zealand dispatched a helicopter to the Celebrity Solstice to medevac a crew member who needed to be hospitalized.

The Solstice had departed the Bay of Islands at about 5:30 in the afternoon. After two hours, the captain reportedly announced that he had reduced the speed

The United States Coast Guard medevaced a twenty-three year old passenger from the Carnival Valor yesterday morning according to multiple news accounts.

WKRG-New Orleans reports that the Coast Guard medevaced the male passenger from the Carnival cruise ship just off the coast of Venice, Louisiana early Tuesday morning.

The Coast Guard station in New Orleans

Two Celebrity crew members apparently jumped from the Celebrity Summit cruise ship earlier this week. Canadian fire-rescue and coast guard departments rescued them both from the cold Saint Lawrence River.

Several newspapers reported that the crew menbers apparently jumped into the river in Quebec City early on  Monday morning. Le Soleil newspaper reported that the

A passenger went overboard from the MSC Divina late last week, according to a passenger who reported the incident to cruise expert Dr. Ross Klein who operates the popular CruiseJunkie web site.

The passenger stated “Last week we were on the MSC Divina and there a person went overboard. Around 6 in the morning

A former Royal Caribbean employee, identified as someone who previously “ran children’s programs for Royal Caribbean International,” has been charged with multiple sexual crimes against a 12 year old boy, according to several newspapers.

Andrew Meeks, age 35, a fourth-grade school teacher in Wisconsin, who is on a forced leave of absence during a

A fire broke out on the morning of Friday, September 20, 2019 on the Carnival Legend while the cruise ship was sailing into Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, according to Crew Center. The popular cruise related website stated that the master of the ship made an announcement around 7:15 a.m.  for firefighting teams to

This weekend was the ten year anniversary of this blog. The first day of publishing Cruise Law News was September 15, 2009.

Over the last decade, I’ve published 3,075 articles about cruise ship related issues.  An average of over two million people read around two million pages of Cruise Law News a year.  It is