Throughout the last decade, Royal Caribbean’s reputation would embarrass most executives.  Compared to other cruise lines, the cruise line was served with the most lawsuits, paid the highest settlements, and incurred the highest defense attorney fees.    

In 2008, Royal Caribbean tried to reign in its out-of-control risk management department by what can only be described as cut throat measures.  It terminated its vice president of risk management, an associate general

I used to be a cruise line defense lawyer.

In 1996, I tried my last defense case, for Dolphin Cruise Lines.  The cruise line was sued by a crew member who slipped and fell on a wet floor of a photography room on the S/S Oceanbreeze.  He underwent back surgery and returned to his home