It is my intention to claim the sum of seventeen thousand seven hundred and forty dollars ($17740.00) which represents the full cruise fare for myself and spouse, plus pain, suffering and undue duress experienced during our cruise on NCL Dawn in April 2005. As a result of your negligence, we have been traumatized for life, and can no longer gaze upon open water without experiencing severe apprehension. You were aware that we were on our honeymoon this particular week, yet chose to permit large waves to flow in the direction of our cruise vessel anyhow. We hold you fully responsible for our loss and subsequent condition, and intend to seek judicial remedy forthwith for your gross negligence and callous disregard in this matter.
In spite of numerous promises and delays, you have up to the present date refused or neglected to pay the amount of $17740.00 as billed. Therefore, be advised that unless I am in receipt of the sum of $17740.00, the whole payable by certified cheque made to the order of “Joe Cruise Passenger” no later than ten (10) days from your receipt hereof, I will institute the appropriate judicial proceedings without further notice or delay.
I think one of our community leaders spelled it wrong on another post over the weekend. I was also amused at the spelling-rouge, instead of rogue. It was painful to overlook it, as I'm a proofreader at heart, but decided to since the message was clear and I think everyone knew what he meant.
As for anyone wanting to sue, I think that's ridiculous. The wave was an act of nature and not the fault of the cruise line. Lynne (who doesn't type or spell perfectly everytime!)
I heard that more people were injured in the stampede of lawyers getting to the ship than as a result of the wave.
I suggest this propensity to sue is a result of the Oprahization of America -- Ms. Winfrey has imbedded the victim psyche deep in the American soul.
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It's amazing that people will blame the cruiseline for a wave. I mean, they are on water. Did they assume the ship aimed at the wave JUST to cause a problem so they could get sued.
People waste so much time sueing for stupid things that our judicially system is tied up for those that NEED it. Sad.....
Several years ago, we were booked to fly out of Antalya, Turkey. The airline cancelled the flight. We then had to fly to Istanbul to catch another flight to our original destination. About 1/2 of the others in the same situation loudly proclaimed they were going to sue the airline for their inconvenience.
Hey, the story you can tell about the rogue wave hitting your ship is worth a lot more than any money!
I disagree with this action! Like another said earlier, it is in your cruise documents. When you get in a plane there is a chance that it will go down but we all still fly. When you get in a car there is a chance that you could be involved in a car accident but we all still get behind the wheel every day.
It is an act of God that that ship was hit with a rouge wave not the fault of the Captain. If he would have been able to predict its coming, he surely would have stirred a different path to safety.
I understand as we all do that they are suffering but to want a full refund back?
I say, the next time that we all go on a cruise, we opt for the travel insurance! Maybe it would have taken care of some of their losses.