There has been a recent explosion of COVID-19 cases on cruise ships, led by the major U.S. based cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL). None of these companies are being transparent with members of the public who are largely reliant on whisle-blower crew members and concerned cruise guests to tell
Costa Magica Fire: Did Costa Cruises Learn Anything from the Costa Concordia?
Last Friday night, around 1:30 A.M., a fire broke out in the engine room of the Costa Magica.
A passenger brought the event to my attention, indicating that there were several conflicting announcements from the cruise ship’s captain regarding where the fire broke out. The passenger indicated that the fire lasted over an hour. …
A Day Late: Filing Delay Causes Royal Caribbean to Reveal Secret Port Documents
The Jamaica Gleaner reports that Royal Caribbean and it’s subsidiary, Falmouth Jamaica Land Company, are required to disclose their contractual arrangements with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) to build Falmouth Port because they were a day late in filing a notice of appeal.
An environmental watchdog group, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), had previously requested…
Time for Transparency: Senators Request Coast Guard to Make Cruise Ship Inspection Reports Public
The U.S. Coast Guard made a remarkable statement during the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conference in March regarding passenger safety aboard cruise ships.
It said that it targets cruise ships with a history of safety problems. That’s a good idea, of course. But the NTSB failed to ask the Coast Guard a simple follow-up…
Best of Cruise Line Hate Mail: Holland America Line Wins the Award
My blog Cruise Law News (CLN) is one of the few places where you can read about all of the problems the cruise lines don’t want you to know about. Like sexual assault of women, molestation of children, pollution of the water and air, and cruise line cover-ups of disappearances on the high seas.