Frenkel, 27, sued the company in Miami federal court on November 30 and is seeking more than $1 million in damages.
12 people, including 11 cruise passengers, were killed in a bus crash in Mexico’s Yucatán region. Officials said the tour bus flipped on a two-lane highway in what is being called one of the deadliest accidents involving a cruise ship excursion. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but authorities suspect the driver was speeding.
According to new sources, the crash occurred after 9:30 a.m. on December 19. 27 tourists bought shore excursion tickets to see the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben. The tourists were passengers aboard the Serenade of the Seas and Celebrity Equinox. Both ships are owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which is based in Miami, Florida.
Eight passengers have filed a lawsuit in a Miami federal court on Monday against Royal Caribbean Cruises for a crash in January last year that left one traveler dead and wounded several others.
The plaintiffs include residents from Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut, North Carolina, and one man from Florida. They are requesting damages and a trail by jury for the “permanent or continuing” injures they sustained that will cause them to suffer “loses and impairments in the future.”