Cruise Ship

Carnival Legend

Incident Type

Other Incidents (Itinerary Change)

Date of Accident

March 31, 2024

Location of Accident

Norfolk, VA (changed from Baltimore, MD)

Encountered issues on this cruise or another? Carter Capner Law is expert in compensation and insurance claims arising on cruise ships and cruise ship excursions. We act for passengers, crew and their families, worldwide. Call today on 1300 529 529 or click here to reach Carter Capner Law. Click on Client Showcase to view our history of cruise ship accident compensation claims.

Introduction

Carnival Legend, concluding its 7-day Bahamas cruise on March 31, 2024, had to divert its return to Norfolk, Virginia, instead of its scheduled Baltimore, Maryland, due to an unexpected bridge collapse at the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which impeded access to Baltimore Harbor.

Details of the Incident

The alteration in the disembarkation point was necessitated by a maritime accident where a container ship collided with a support pillar of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing its collapse and obstructing the entry to Baltimore Harbor. In response, Carnival Cruise Lines arranged complimentary shuttle services to transport passengers from Norfolk to Baltimore, ensuring their convenience amid the unforeseen change.

Operational Context

This incident had immediate repercussions on the cruise line’s operations, prompting the rescheduling of Carnival Legend’s subsequent voyage to originate and conclude in Norfolk instead of Baltimore. Carnival’s proactive measures aimed to minimize disruption for passengers and maintain the continuity of its cruising schedule despite the logistical challenges posed by the bridge collapse.

Get in touch with us today

Had a similar accident or injury? No commitments required. No Win No Fee.

Online Now

Welcome to Carter Capner Law! I'm here to assist with enquiries and gather details. How can I help today?