Did a Princess Cruise put you at risk of contracting COVID-19?

Keller Rohrback is investigating whether Carnival Corp.—the owner of the Princess Cruises—put passengers at risk of contracting COVID-19. If you were one of the thousands of passengers that recently took a Princess Cruise and either tested positive for COVID-19 or were on a cruise with a known case of the virus, Keller Rohrback wants to hear from you. Please contact attorneys Gretchen Freeman Cappio and Alison Chase at (800) 776-6044 or consumer@kellerrohrback.com to learn more about your legal rights.

One of the first outbreaks of COVID-19 to capture global attention was on the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that was held off the coast of Japan for weeks in February due to having hundreds of passengers infected with the virus onboard. Despite already having a large outbreak on one of its ships and in spite of the widely held knowledge that the global COVID-19 crisis was escalating, Carnival Corp. did not develop a contingency plan for the rest of its cruises in preparation for another outbreak, nor did it adequately screen passengers or cancel any of its cruises until it was mandated to do so. In short, Carnival Corp. could have mitigated the crisis, but continued to sail like it normally would.

This lack of preparation allegedly led to another 2,000 passengers having to be quarantined on U.S. military bases after passengers on the Grand Princess—another Carnival Corp.-owned cruise—tested positive for COVID-19. Not only were the ship’s passengers put at unnecessary and extreme risk, but the ship’s negligence also led to significant government time and resources having to be spent to mitigate the issue.

Health experts have assessed Carnival Corp.’s actions (or lack thereof), stating that the cruise industry’s initial resistance to taking drastic action to prevent the spread of the virus put more passengers at risk.  “The cruise ship response was definitely lagging behind expert opinion on how big the risks are,” said University of Chicago epidemiologist Katelyn Gostic. “It was sluggish decision-making, and they should have responded earlier.”

If you recently took a Princess Cruise and either tested positive for COVID-19 or were on a cruise with a known case of the virus, Keller Rohrback wants to hear from you. Please contact us at (800) 776-6044, consumer@kellerrohrback.com, or using the secure form on this page to learn more about your legal rights.

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