A man whose wife died shortly after a cruise onboard Brilliance of the Seas, says the ship’s rocking was to blame.

Only three days after disembarking what many called a “nightmare” cruise – Royal Caribbean International‘s Brilliance of the Seas was caught in a severe hurricane (RCI to refund jilted passengers) – cruise passenger Barbara Davey fell in to a coma and never woke up.

Now her husband John is claiming the brain haemorrhage that caused her death was a result of Barbara being tossed about their cabin as Brilliance of the Seas battled rough seas. And he’s blaming Royal Caribbean International.

Mr Davey has employed the services of specialist maritime solicitors to investigate the incident and sue Royal Caribbean International.

“We will be investigating a number of issues including the reasonableness of actions taken by the captain when the storms were first forecast,” Clive Garner, solicitor of Irwin Mitchell was quoted as saying on UK website Mirror News.

According to Mr Davey, the incident could have been avoided had the ship remained docked, however he claims the line did not want to disrupt the ship’s itinerary.