Luckily only four people had minor injuries out of 6,000 passengers and 1,500 crew members. Federal authorities soon could be looking into Royal Caribbean’s decision to allow Anthem to sail toward a storm so strong that the captain confined passengers to their cabins for safety. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has called for a National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the event.
According to CNN, the cruise contracts specific to each cruise line that passengers agree to before boarding spell out exactly what passengers are entitled to in various situations that might occur at sea. That includes what happens during bad weather.
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