A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Maybe I'm wrong. ???
Federal Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Cruise Line - Carnival Cruise Lines
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
however, I'm kind of with you on this. I see it as a chance to share strangers' germs on a piece of steel that is barely floating in a dangerous ocean. **** that. I can go to the casino and get a similar experience without risking my life.
When you are a passenger on a cruise ship, international law is rigid in its protection of cruise lines. That PLUS the fact that when you buys yer ticket, you automatically accept a very rigid contract limiting a cruise line's liability unless egregious misconduct can be proven. Mechanical breakdowns certainly don't fall under egregious misconduct.
I don't know if the cruise line involved a U.S. port, but even if it did, maritime law is very different from the bull**** civil liabilities we impute on land.For cruises that do not involve a United States port, the contract states, any litigation must be brought in Genoa, Italy, and be governed by Italian law. But when it comes to liability, the contract says the company can take advantage of any limits set by international treaties or the laws of the United States, which are very generous to owners of vessels. If there is a conflict among the patchwork of laws and treaties regarding liability, it says, “the Carrier shall be entitled to invoke whichever provisions provide the greatest limitations and immunities to the Carrier.”
Thank you, Quazi!
I just don't see the attraction.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Thank you, Quazi!
If you go on a cruise and dock somewhere...don't fall for the tour scams...rent a vehicle and go your own path. It makes for a much more memorable experience
Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.