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By Perry Cooper
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. forced passengers booked on the Liberty of the Seas to put themselves in harm’s way in Texas while it was in a state of emergency due to Hurricane Harvey, a class action alleges ( McIntosh v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. , S.D. Fla., No. 17-23575, complaint filed 9/28/17 ).
Royal Caribbean didn’t cancel or modify the cruise scheduled to leave Aug. 27 in advance. The cruise was eventually canceled after the original departure time, but passengers were told if they canceled ahead of time they would couldn’t get a refund, the complaint says.
“Simply put, had the cruise been canceled a day or two earlier, just like (Carnival Corp.) did, then these passengers would not have been trapped in the path of Hurricane Harvey and subjected to 5-6 days of terror, hardship and inconvenience in a place foreign to them,” the complaint says.
Nikki McIntosh filed the suit seeking class treatment Sept. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She asks for actual and punitive damages.
Royal Caribbean didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman P.A. filed the complaint on behalf of the consumers.
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