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Cruise Ships’ Woeful Response to COVID-19 leaves Countless Individuals Exposed to Infection

by John Gomez | Last Updated: April 10, 2020

Cruise Ships’ Response to COVID-19

Investigations are now underway involving multiple cruise lines for their handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Such investigations include their decisions to set sail in the face of the pandemic, the lack of precautions that were taken to protect passengers on the cruises, the lack of information that was provided to passengers on the emerging threat, as well as information regarding outbreaks on the ships. What is becoming clear through the investigations is that the cruise line industry failed to protect passengers and the general public, placing profits over safety.

Read on to learn more about how ignoring the coronavirus can put others at risk, from the coronavirus lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys.

As reported in USA today, the US Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) potentially thousands of passengers on more than 20 ships between February and March 2020. The CDC recently published a list of 21 ships have had confirmed COVID-19 from passengers. Of note the following list includes ONLY cruises that made port calls or disembarked in the U.S. The international voyages that did not make any stops in American Ports are not included in the CDC reporting.

The list include the following cruise ship voyages where passengers became symptomatic on the ships:

  • Celebrity Eclipse (March 2-30)
  • Disney Wonder (March 6-20)
  • Grand Princess (Feb. 21-March 7)
  • Norwegian Bliss (March 1-8)
  • Norwegian Breakaway (March 7-14)
  • Norwegian Pride of America (Feb. 29-March 7)
  • Oceania Riviera (Feb. 26-March 11)
  • Royal Caribbean: Liberty of the Seas (March 15-29)
  • Royal Caribbean: Oasis of the Seas (March 8-15)
  • Royal Caribbean: Symphony of the Seas (March 7-14)

The list also includes cruises where passengers became symptomatic or tested positive after disembarkation:

  • Carnival Imagination (March 5-8)
  • Carnival Valor (Feb. 29-March 5)
  • Carnival Valor (March 5-9)
  • Carnival Valor (March 9-14)
  • Carnival Vista (Feb. 15-22)
  • Carnival Vista (Feb. 29-March 7)
  • Celebrity Infinity (March 5-9)
  • Celebrity Reflection (March 13-17)
  • Celebrity Summit (Feb. 29-March 7)
  • Crown Princess (March 6-16)
  • Disney Wonder (Feb. 28-March 2)
  • Grand Celebration (Feb. 22-24)
  • Grand Princess (Feb. 11-21)
  • MSC Meraviglia (March 1-8)
  • Norwegian Bliss (March 8-15)
  • Norwegian Breakaway (Feb. 29-March 7)
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas (March 8-15)
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Some of the worst hit and most scrutinized cruise ships have been the Princess Cruise lines with COVID-19

outbreaks including the Ruby Princess and Coral Princess, Holland America’s Zandaam, as well as Costa Cruises’ Costa Luminosa. Information is emerging that raises serious questions as to whether the cruise lines were placing profit over passenger safety, resulting in harm to countless individuals, passengers and the general public alike.

Gomez Trial Attorneys is representing to passengers on cruise ships and others who have suffered harm as a result of COVID-19. If you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of being on a cruise ship affected by COVID-19, Gomez Trial Attorneys is here to help.

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San Diego, CA 92101
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