In July of 2013, Senator Rockefeller introduced the Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2013. The bill was designed to provide the Department of Transportation (DOT) with greater authority to protect consumers and investigate complaints of unsafe conditions and ill-treatment on cruise ships.
This morning I received messages from readers of Cruise Law News indicating that a passenger deployed a liferaft from a canister during a three night “cruise to nowhere” sailing from Brisbane.
Princess Cruises announced that it is canceling port calls to West Africa because of the Ebola epidemic.
Earlier this month, we were contacted by passengers aboard the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas because of back-to-back norovirus outbreaks requiring “deep cleaning” of the cruise ship.You can read our article about the situation here.
7 News Belize reports that after Belize’s Ministry of Immigration announced new stringent measures for Ebola screening at the Belize Harbor, Carnival and Royal Caribbean “threatened to pull scheduled cruises fast and furious.”
Bahamas Weekly reports that last weekend the police in Nassau, Bahamas arrested a U.S. citizen for possession of marijuana.
This morning the Carnival Magic returned to the U.S. as the sun arose over the sleepy little town of Galveston.
The cruise industry finally instituted Ebola-specific protocols after the highly publicized incident yesterday when a healthcare worker from Dallas was discovered to be on a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean.