Ruby Princess


Investigation ends into Ruby Princess and Covid outbreak

More than three years on from the biggest incidence of COVID during the pandemic, officials and police have closed their investigations.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 3 2023

Ruby Princess Class Action trial commences: Here’s what’s being determined

The Federal Court trial for the Ruby Princess Class Action suit has begun, with the court set to determine whether Princess and Carnival Cruises could have known they were putting passengers at risk when they […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 12 2022

Ruby Princess passengers given hearing date for claims over ill-fated journey

Passengers and relatives of those who died as a result of the ill-fated journey of the Ruby Princess have received a date for their class action.  The matter will be heard in the Federal Court […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Dec 15 2021

Ruby Princess cleared of knowing about COVID cases on board when she sailed to New Zealand

Princess Cruises yesterday welcomed the outcome of a New Zealand Customs’ inquiry into Ruby Princess’s visit to the country in March 2020 which found the company and crew had no knowledge that COVID was on […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 10 2021

Australia’s cruise return a race against time to salvage the last of the 2021/22 wave season

The cruise industry is expecting to meet NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard and other officials at a watershed meeting shortly to decide how and when cruise ships can return to the state. The meeting will […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 22 2021

Is it time we laid the Ruby Princess saga to rest?

Ruby Princess and what happened in March last year when she docked in Sydney simply won’t go away. There has already been a special commission of inquiry led by Brett Walker QC; and a health […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Aug 26 2021

Lawyers claim Carnival will say passengers aboard Ruby Princess “failed to take reasonable care”

Lawyers acting on behalf of hundreds of passengers taking action over the Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak claim Carnival PLC and Princess Cruises’ defence documents indicate the company could maintain passengers should share some of the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 25 2021

Passengers suing Carnival over Ruby Princess COVID outbreak get mediation date

Just over a year since the Ruby Princess was embroiled in the start of the COVID lockdown in Australia,  a date has been set for mediation over compensation claims from Australian passengers. Carnival Australia is […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 5 2021

NSW Health’s release of Ruby Princess passengers spread COVID to a Qantas flight

Thirteen Ruby Princess cruise passengers unknowingly spread COVID-19 on a five-hour flight to Perth to at least eight others after NSW Health allowed the ship to disembark in Sydney. The new findings will be published […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 30 2020

Princess Cruises claims sailing Ruby Princess followed Prime Minister’s example

A class action lawsuit against the Ruby Princess operators started on Wednesday, hearing evidence from the lead plaintiff, a retired police officer who nearly died from COVID. But Carnival Corporation, the owner of Princess Cruises, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 10 2020

Heads should roll as yet more bungles revealed about Ruby Princess

Cruise Passenger readers – Australia’s biggest cruise community – have given their verdict on the report into the Ruby Princess debacle. An overwhelming 82.6 per cent believe not enough has been done to deal with […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Aug 21 2020