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Master Chief November 10th, 2010 06:13 PM

Question: Does Carnival Carry Insurance to Cover what happened to the Splendor?
Just read an article in our local paper that reported that with the cost of refunding cruise fares to passengers, refunding fares to future (maybe next 2-3 weeks) passengers, tug fees and all the misc costs associated with getting the Spelndor back in service that Carnival would take a big hit in the pocketbook. It made me wonder if anyone knows if cruise lines carry insurance to cover incidents such as these? Anybody out there know?

Paul Motter November 10th, 2010 07:19 PM

Yes, most cruise ships are insured with Lloyds of London. These policies are expensive however and of course they are very specialized. Like any business there will be some fallbacks that the company just chooses to "eat the loss"

The Lloyds insurance would be more likely to kick in if there was a catatrophic loss of a $1billion vessel and thousands of lives. The kind of event that would make a cruise line go bankrupt.

What just happened to Carnival is a blip and probably will not impact earnings that much. The line has 23 ships and carries over 100,000 passengers every week.

All they are giving away is a few free cruises. Thank God and our government for the Navy, though, and the Coast Guard. People do not realize how much the Coast Guard does for us on a daily basis.

Phil&Liz November 10th, 2010 09:53 PM

This may fall under a "maintenance" issue. Not covered.

Paul Motter November 11th, 2010 08:08 PM

I did hear Gerry Cahill say in a local press conference that some people from "Lloyd's Registry" were in town to assess the damage.

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