Former Royal Caribbean Crew Member Convicted of Murdering Family Who He Met During Cruise

By | Cruise Law News | May 28, 2017
Shakti RamsurrunNewspapers are reporting that a jury in Canada convicted a former Royal Caribbean waiter, from Mauritius, of murdering a young woman and her family who he met during a cruise in 2009.  In December of 2009, two weeks before Christmas, 24 year-old Shakti Ramsurrun, from the country of Mauritius (off of the southeastern coast of Africa) met 19 year-old cruise passenger Anne-Katherine Powers and her parents on a cruise aboard the Explorer of the Seas. Mr. View Full Post
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Celebrity Constellation Delayed in Barcelona

By | Cruise Law News | May 27, 2017
Celebrity ConstellationCelebrity Cruises passengers intending to depart yesterday on the Celebrity Constellation from Barcelona, Spain are stuck in that port for two days due to propulsion issues, even though the cruise ship just came out of dry dock. During the recent two week dry dock, two new restaurants were constructed and certain suites were refurbished. The software on the ship which manages the turbines and propulsion systems was also upgraded. View Full Post
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Cocaine-Smuggling Princess Crew Members Escape Jail Time

By | Cruise Law News | May 20, 2017
Osland Princess Crew MembersCanadian news stations have identified the three crew members from the Island Princess who were arrested last week for smuggling drugs into Vancouver, as we mentioned in a prior articleCTV News Vancouver identified three Nicaraguan crew members, Willard Murray Brooks (age 28), Emil Hebbert Garth (age 26) and Jason West Carter, (age 32) who were recruited by a Colombian drug cartel to smuggle 10 kilograms of cocaine onto the Island Princess when it docked in Cartagena. View Full Post
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A Race to the Bottom? Cruise Lines Seek Reduction of Harbor Pilot’s Compensation

By | Cruise Law News | May 18, 2017
Biscayne Bay PlotsThe safe operation of a cruise ship to and from the port of Miami depends in large part on someone who few cruise passengers will ever meet – a pilot from the Biscayne Bay Pilots. Cruise ships, tankers and cargo ships are all piloted in and out of the narrow channel of Miami’s Government Cut by a highly trained and experienced "harbor pilot." Before the ship enters the port, a harbor pilot will board the ship by climbing up a ladder from the pilot boat onto the ship. View Full Post
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