It Was Bound to Happen - Suit filed against Royal Caribbean

Haven't formed an opinion on this one yet ... what say you?

http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Suit-filed-against-Royal-Caribbean-for-failing-to-12243703.php

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Unbelievable.  One person sues if you cancel.  The next sues because you didn't.  No win situation. 

Just shaking my head.

Suing because they didn’t cancel ?    We call that,  chutzpah.   Trust me. These people were prepared to sue even if Royal did cancel.

A crying shame! Angry

Good grief! Shakin' my head......

They're suing because RCL didn't cancel soon enough, which forced them to travel to Texas. Once RCL cancelled, the people say they were trapped in TX with limited food and water, due to the storm & flooding. The suit also alleges that "toddlers were forced to wade through storm waters in search of food". I'm sorry, but given what was forecasted, I wouldn't have gone to Texas even if the cruise line hadn't cancelled. 

 

Okay, but here is the problem.  Assuming they had travel insurance.   If their flight to Texas wasn’t cancelled, they would not get that part of the trip refunded.  So, they had to fly to Texas, and be eligible for, at the very least, the trip interruption rider.  Another reason to not cancel may have been at the behest of the USCG.  They wouldn’t want a ship sitting in port during a hurricane, so, fill it up, get it out, Sail it out towards clear weather, and bring it back when the storm passes.

 

Now, who sends a toddler out looking for food ?  Even on a clear day ?   I think that part of the story is bulls****.

I'm sure that he is only concerned about the welfare of his lawyerSad

There are lawyers whose practices are based solely on suing the cruise lines.  Many are located right near ports in Florida.

... and they are probably very rich from all these law suits.  This litigious society frustrates me.  It makes anyone with a real need to sue look bad, wastes so much court time, raise insurance rates and raise the cost of cruising.Angry

 

Sorry, I'll quit before the rant gets started!

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