Cruise ships are returning to Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti amidst reports that four cruise ships (two operated by Princess Cruises and two by Royal Caribbean) are rife with COVID-19. Three of the ships have one hundred or more COVID-19 infected guests on each ship. Royal Caribbean has one ship heading to Australia with reports
A Backroom Deal? Court Agrees to Impose a Fine of Just $20,000,000
Representatives of Carnival Corporation (“Carnival”) appeared in Miami federal court yesterday for a hearing on a proposed resolution of new pollution charges pending against the giant cruise company. The federal court judge, Patricia Seitz, accepted the settlement deal recently reached between the U.S. Government and Carnival, which the parties filed into the court record literally…
Judge Orders Executive Committee of Carnival’s Board of Directors, Including Micky Arison and Arnold Donald, to Appear at Court Hearing on June 3rd
On Friday, May 24th, United District Court Judge Patricia Seitz, who is presiding over the pollution case pending against Princess Cruises, ordered all members of the Carnival Corporation & plc Executive Committee of the Board of Directors to appear at a hearing scheduled for June 3, 2019 at the federal courthouse in Miami.
Public Favors Punishment Against Carnival For Continuing to Pollute – Supports Fine Of At Least $250,000,000 and Prison for Executives
About two weeks ago, I posted the following question on our Cruise Law News Facebook page and received comments (and replies) from 364 people.
What do you believe is an appropriate sanction against Carnival Corp. for violating probation for pollution?
A. Imprison Carnival’s senior executives.
B. Bar Carnival Corp’s ships from U.S. ports.