Navigate in an emergency: Cruises and COVID-19

Author/s Marco Lopez de Gonzalo
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/30 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 424-434 File size 123 KB
DOI 10.3280/DT2020-030024
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The cruise sector has been severely affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. The consequences of such epidemic have to be assessed in the light of Directive (UE) 2015/2302 and of national emergency legislation. The cruise operator can be liable towards passengers who became infected on board; such liability can be avoided by providing evidence that all reasonable cautions have been adopted. The cruise program can be substantially altered; the cruise operator should provide alternative solutions, but this may be difficult in practice. Cruises can be cancelled, either by the operator or by the passenger; a full refund should be provided and it is debated whether such refund could be substituted with a voucher.

Marco Lopez de Gonzalo, Navigare nell’emergenza: crociere e COVID-19 in "RIVISTA ITALIANA DI DIRITTO DEL TURISMO" 30/2020, pp 424-434, DOI: 10.3280/DT2020-030024