SUING ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE
We help people who have been involved in an accident and been injured on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Suing RCCL presents unique challenges for both individuals and cruise ship maritime injury lawyers who represent them.
And since Carnival may be the largest cruise line in the world by total yearly passenger count; Royal Caribbean is actually the largest cruise line in the world by revenue, with its mega cruise ships that are much larger and have more passenger and crew capacity.
Royal Caribbean was actually founded in Norway in 1968 and today it is based in Miami at the Port of Miami. Recently, it changed its name from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) to Royal Caribbean International (RCI).
Personal injury cases against RCCL are common because it owns and operates the five largest cruise ships in the world. More passengers on more ships doing more things like ice skating, zip lining, using the surf machine or simply walking on wet or slippery decks and staircases translates into more incidents and injuries.
Currently, Royal operates 26 ships and has four more mega cruise ships ordered to be built and delivered in the next couple of years. All Royal cruise ships have a name that end with: “of the Seas”
There are several different types of Royal Caribbean ships and they are divided into classes:
Grandeur of the Seas. Built in 1996 with a capacity of 2440 passengers.
Rhapsody of the Seas. Built in 1997 with a capacity of 2416 passengers.
Enchantment of the Seas. Built in 1997 with a capacity of 2730 passengers.
Vision of the Seas. Built in 1998 with a capacity of 2514 passengers.
Voyager of the Seas. Built in 1999 with a capacity of 3,840 passengers.
Explorer of the Seas. Built in 2000 with a capacity of 3,840 passengers.
Adventure of the Seas. Built in 2001 with a capacity of 3807 passengers.
Navigator of the Seas. Built in 2002 with a capacity of 4,000 passengers.
Mariner of the Seas. Built in 2003 with a capacity of 3807 passengers.
Quantum of the Seas (2014), with a capacity of 4,905 passengers
Anthem of the Seas (2015), with a capacity of 4,905 passengers
Ovation of the Seas (2016), with a capacity of 4,905 passengers
Spectrum of the Seas (2019), with a capacity of 5,622 passengers
Odyssey of the Seas (2021), with a capacity of 5,510 passengers
Oasis of the Seas (2009), with a capacity of 6,780 passengers
Allure of the Seas (2010), with a capacity of 6,780 passengers
Harmony of the Seas (2016), with a capacity of 6,687 passengers
Symphony of the Seas (2018), with a capacity of 6,680 passengers
Wonder of the Seas (2022), with a capacity of 6,988 passengers
Utopia of the Seas (coming 2024), with a capacity of 5634 – 6788 passengers
Radiance of the Seas (2001), with a capacity of 2,466 passengers
Brilliance of the Seas (2002), with the capacity 2,543 passengers
Serenade of the Seas (2003), with a capacity of 2,476 passengers
Jewel of the Seas (2004), with a capacity of 2,702 passengers
Freedom of the Seas (2006), with a capacity of 4,515 passengers
Liberty of the Seas (2007), with a capacity of 4,960 passengers
Independence of the Seas (2008), with a capacity of 4,560 passengers
Our Royal Caribbean cruise ship accidents attorneys are both experienced and aggressive in representing passengers who have been hurt onboard one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships. RCCL’s corporate and legal team are based in the Port of Miami which is only a few blocks away from the United States District Courthouse where all RCCL passenger injury lawsuits and claims must be filed. This can often pose an enormous burden on our clients because they will be forced, according to RCCL’s passenger contract, to litigate their claims in Miami-even if the accident happened at sea. In addition, the claim must be filed within one (1) year of the date of the incident. Because of the tight deadline to file a claim, it is important to hire a lawyer who has both the experience and knowledge to protect your legal rights.
AZAMARA, PULLMANTUR, CELEBRITY AND CROISIERES CRUISE LINES
RCCL’s fleet consists of 21 ships in service in addition to its subsidiary brands–Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises, and CDF Croisières de France–and since 1991 all RCCL ships have borne names that end in “of the Seas.”
Besides the home port of Miami, Florida, RCCL ships dock in approximately 300 ports worldwide, from the Caribbean to Croatia, Belize, China, and Alaska. RCCL ships are literally floating cities that provide passengers onboard amenities ranging from casinos, Broadway-style shows, nightclubs, fitness centers, and spas, to day-care programs for children.
If you have been injured aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, it is important to contact our office immediately. Important data on the ship such as CCTV footage, witness statements, maintenance and inspection logs, and crewmember records will be needed to understand how and why an injury occurred.
We have helped passengers from around the world who have slipped, tripped and fallen on wet and slippery decks, staircases and over unmarked threshold aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships. These injuries commonly result in fractured arms, legs and knee injuries that often result in surgeries, lost wages and medical expenses. Sometimes, however, the accidents are more severe and have left passengers with severe spinal damages and brain damage.
Not all injuries aboard Royal Caribbean ships are in fact cases, and knowing the difference of a simple accident and a legitimate claim is something that we pride ourselves in. We are passionate about holding Royal Caribbean International accountable when and if they put their corporate profits ahead of passenger safety. Contact us today for your free initial consultation and let our decades of experience help protect your legal rights.
Miami-based Aronfeld Trial Lawyers was established by Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Spencer Aronfeld in 1991. The firm represents cases resulting in serious injuries in the areas of Defective Product Liability, Maritime Law, Automobile Accidents, Premises Liability, Cycling Accidents, Slip and Fall Incidents, Wrongful Death, Medical and Dental Malpractice, Civil Rights Claims, Workplace Injuries, Sexual Assault, and others. Every client receives the full benefit of our experience, our resources, and our commitment. The practice of personal injury law is our calling. We are a firm of high-profile, nationally recognized legal advocates who work for you, our client, never big business. All attorneys and staff members at the firm are bilingual speaking Spanish. To learn more, visit https://www.aronfeld.com/ or contact Aronfeld Trial Lawyers directly at (305) 441-0440.