Maritime lawyer Jim Walker of Walker & O’Neill uses Cruise Law News to provide breaking news and legal commentary regarding cruise ship passengers & crew members around the world.
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A news station in Bradenton Florida is reporting on an interesting story of a Princess Cruises customer, Mr. Welt, who booked a 12-day cruise called the "China and Japan Explorer." The cruise ship was scheduled to sail from Shanghai with three stops in...
Because the real Cruise Law blogger has been out of town on vacation, I (Caitlin Burke), have been helping him post to CLN the past couple weeks. And while I enjoy posting the typical CLN articles, I have decided to mix it up a bit while I have the opportunity. So here it is ladies and gentlemen,...
Take a look at the "blawg 100" stream on Twitter and you see a hilarious spectacle. Lawyers desperately begging for votes to win one of the best "blawg" (law blog) categories hawked by the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 contest. The ABA Journal...
Its been eight years since Dianne Brimble died on the floor of a P & O cruise ship, in the cabin of one of the infamous "gang of eight" who likened Ms. Brimble to a dog with bad breath who they contemplated throwing overboard. Her tragic death was...
In the last eleven months since I launched Cruise Law News (CLN), I have written what I thought were thoughtful, carefully researched and well written articles about the cruise industry. But most of my most favorite blogs about the most important issues facing cruise passengers...
For the past two years, I have been interested in the use of Twitter as a method of educating the public about dangers on cruise ships. Dangers that are real. Dangers that the cruise lines don't want the public to read about. Anyone who follows me on Twitter is...
The cops in Bermuda love to bust American tourists with small amounts of pot, even if the pot never leaves the cruise ship. In April, I wrote an article about Bermudan customs officers and police who boarded a cruise ship with a drug sniffing dog and found seven homemade...
We receive a lot of weird emails and telephone inquiries from cruise passengers about all types of things. Can we get our money back because the waiter was rude? Can we get a free cruise because the weather was bad and we missed a port, etc . . . etc. . . . etc. I'll...
On Saturday, we published an article about a Princess Cruises captain molesting a girl during a cruise. The source of the story was a newspaper article published in the U.K. called the Spalding Guardian. We of course attributed the story to the Spalding...
The New York Times has an interesting article today about WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange, entitled "WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety." Salon also has a counter-point in "The Nixonian Henchmen of Today: at the...