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Cruise ship fights result in injuries, unsatisfied guests

Among many other tourist attractions, Alaska is known for its cruises through breathtaking scenery. When vacationers book a cruise, they are looking forward to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the last things they expect on a commercial cruise is to get involved in a fight with other passengers or to be treated roughly by the cruise line’s staff.

Unfortunately, an untold number of cruise passengers recently went through this scenario on a Carnival Line cruise through the South Pacific. The widely-publicized event detailed a nightmare experience on the ship, in which several members of a particular family reportedly roamed throughout the ship, looking for any opportunity to cause trouble. Cruise passengers said that they were afraid to leave their cabins, as the family was gaining a reputation for being combative. Passengers complained to the ship’s security about the family several times. There were reportedly numerous fights, culminating in a brawl in which multiple people were injured.

Cellphone videos of the fight showed cruise line security kicking and striking people who were on the floor, as well as going after those who were taking photos and videos. After the fight, 23 members of the family were removed from the ship. Carnival spokespeople stated that members of security violated the cruise line’s policies and values. Numerous passengers requested full refunds of their tickets, but were offered 25 percent discounts on future voyages instead.

Those who sustained injuries during a cruise, whether due to unruly passengers or cruise staff, may wish to seek compensation.

Source: CNN, "23 passengers removed from cruise ship in Australia after brawls," Ralph Ellis, Feb. 19, 2018

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