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Cruise vacation ruined for couple

January 24, 2011

After coming home from Iraq, Johnathan Daponte and his wife Jess decided to take a Royal Carribean Cruise to the Carribean. Instead of relaxing and enjoying their time togther, WHDH-TV reports the couple spent their time using towels to try and stop flooding after a pipe over their cabin broke dumping gallons of water from the ceiling. The water cascade from the ceiling and flooded their cabin and the entire 9th floor of the cruise ship. The passengers stated that they made three emergency calls yet it took over a half hour from the cruise line to send crewmembers to stop the water and fix the pipe. By the time crewmembers showed up, there was about two feet of water in the room.

Despite the fact that the Daponte’s vacation was ruined and many of their belongings were damaged by the water, Royal Carribean showed no remorse. When the Duponte’s contacted the Royal Carribean they were simply offered 50 percent off a future cruise.

Many times cruise ship lines will make low ball offers such as half off cruises or two-for-one vouchers to avoid paying for the actual value of their negligence. Contact attorney Joseph M. Maus for more information on compensation for cruise ship incidents, accidents or cruise ship injury claims.

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