Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A cruise passenger is suing Carnival Cruise Line

What for?  Because the cruise ship was going too fast!   A woman from Indiana filed a case with the Indiana Court of Appeals claiming she got sick on a Carnival ship because it was going too fast.   

The catch is that the woman filed the lawsuit in 2009 in a small claims court in Lake County, Indiana, one year after Carnival claims their one-year statute of limitations provided for in the cruise contract ran out.  Plus she filed the case in Indiana and per Carnival's wording in Carnival's cruise contract, such cases must be filed in Florida.   We'll have to see how this case plays out.

Most ships in the Carnival fleet are capable of sailing at speeds no greater than 22 to 24 knots -- about 25 to 28 miles per hour.  Exactly how fast this ship was going, we don't know.   Personally, whatever the speed, I think the lady should have been tossed over the edge of the top deck a few times, that'd give her a better reason to sue.


  1. I've heard quite a bit about this recently - I wonder if the woman will get anything from Carnvial? It's sometimes inevitable that you will get sea sick at sea!

  2. I hope she doesn't get a dime to be honest.


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