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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.

Three people, including  an unvaccinated crew member, tested positive for coranavirus this weekend aboard the American Constellation cruise ship during a 10-night cruise from Juneau, Alaska which left July 4, 2021. The other people infected included two vaccinated passengers.

The cruise ship in question, operated by American Cruise Lines, is a relatively small vessel which

Several news outlets in Spain and other European countries reported last week that several passengers aboard the MSC Grandiosa tested positive for COVID-19. The cases have apparently not been reported in the U.S. press.

Three Passengers Test Positive As the MSC Grandiosa Returns to Spain

The Europa Press states that three passengers tested positive for

A “small number” of crew members aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner tested positive according to Cunard, BBC News reported yesterday.

The Cunard ship had “about 800” crew members aboard at the time of the test said the British cruise company. Exactly what a “small number” means is anyone’s guess.

I tweeted with a

Today, I was notified that a senior shipboard officer employed by Carnival Cruise Line died three days ago due to complications from COVID-19, according to a Carnival crew member who wishes to remain anonymous.

Chief Engineer Angelo Strano worked for Carnival for the past thirty-four and one-half years after starting his career with Carnival in

Royal Caribbean’s attempt to return to cruising continues to be marred by positive COVID-19 cases among its guests and crew members. Several news sources are reporting today that two passengers tested positive while on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas.

Skift reports that “Royal Caribbean Group said on Thursday two guests on its cruise liner,

Four Royal Caribbean crew members on the Anthem of the Seas reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, according to the popular Crew Center website.

Crew Center reported the positive test results this evening, after the Royal Caribbean cruise ship arrived in Greece for loading of provisions and for the crew to receive vaccinations, scheduled for

This week, an” independent not for profit news website,” the Dorcet Eye, posted a short video showing a cruise ship docked in the Isle of Portland, in Dorset U.K., belching pollution from its emission stacks. (Portland is just south of the resort of Weymouth, forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset, England

As everyone knows by now, yesterday two guests tested positive for COVID-19 during the recent cruise of the Royal Caribbean owned Celebrity Millennium from St. Maarten, notwithstanding the fact that the cruse line require 100% of the adults (but not children) to be vaccinated and also required negative test results before boarding.

The infected guests