RECENT CRUISE NEWS

Man Behind Bars for Molesting Girl Aboard Disney Cruise Ship

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31-year-old Juan Manuel Palma Ortega has been charged with molesting a girl aboard a Disney cruise ship during a weekend cruise out of Port Miami.

As reported by WSVN, an 11-year old girl identified the Honduran man after alerting her parents that she had been fondled by the accused three times aboard the Disney Magic’s cruise. Ortega allegedly confessed to the wrongdoing, and is being detained on an immigration hold without bond.  Ortega faces three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor.  It is […]

8 Year Old Boy Drowns in Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Pool

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In another sad story, an eight year old boy has drowned aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas cruise ship.

The drowning occurred while the ship was at sea yesterday, Dec. 21.  The boy was noticed and pulled from ship’s pool by another passenger, at which point medical teams began CPR.

“Our medical team quickly responded and performed CPR for over 60 minutes,” Royal Caribbean shared in a statement. Extended efforts to revive the boy were unsuccessful.

This unfortunate loss would likely have been prevented if the cruise line […]

Cruise Travel Insurance Can Save $25,000 on a Medical Evacuation

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A number of recent stories have covered emergency medical evacuations of ill or injured passengers from cruise ships. These evacuations could arise from serious illness (such as a heart attack or stroke) or traumatic injuries suffered by the passenger in an accident aboard the cruise ship.

85 year old male passenger medevacted from Carnival Princess cruise ship due to internal bleeding
88 year old male passenger airlifted from the Carnival Victory cruise ship after suffering internal injuries.
63 year old female passenger evacuated from Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship after […]