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    Italian couple to sue over gay cruise

    A couple who went on a cruise not knowing that it was for gay men are attempting to sue the organisers.

    The unnamed Italian couple booked a trip from Civitvecchia to Barcelona, not realising the specialist nature of the boat, the Daily Mail reports.

    A lawyer for the pair said that they had been "embarrassed" after they saw people on the cruise who they did not know were gay.

    However, Alessio De Giorgio, one of the organisers of the cruise, told the publication: "This is a clear case of homophobia. Nothing scandalous happened. It is a clear example of how prevalent homophobia is in this country."

    The cruise was the first of its type in Italy and attracted a lot of media attention at its launch.

    The pair are planning to sue the cruise organisers Grimaldi claiming that they did not make it clear that the cruise was meant for gay men and women.



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    Good job it wasn't one of those 'Nude' Cruises. Now that would have been even more embarassing!


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    I think they should be required to tell you of any large group that has in effect chartered the ship. There are group bookings on every cruise, but if a group is large and it takes over facilities then it affects your cruise if you are restricted from using them.
    I think you should be made aware so that you can choose whether it's a group you want to be around or not.


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    Whose fault?

    Maybe the crux of the matter lies in the first few words of the article:

    A couple who went on a cruise not knowing that it was for gay men are attempting to sue the organisers.

    Almost certainly this was bad planning, but whose bad planning? Was it the bad planning of the couple who should have read about the cruise before booking or was it the bad planning of the cruise line who should have warned the couple of the main theme of the cruise? .....Neil


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    I think they should be required to tell you of any large group that has in effect chartered the ship. There are group bookings on every cruise, but if a group is large and it takes over facilities then it affects your cruise if you are restricted from using them.
    I think you should be made aware so that you can choose whether it's a group you want to be around or not.
    In my 'favourites', I have a web address which takes me to an independent site that has up to date information on large groups which have booked for any HAL cruise. Any group which comprises over half the ships passenger list could affect the cruise so I always look at this site prior to booking.

    Last edited by Mrs M; 17th October 2009 at 07:54 AM.

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    In my 'favourites', I have a web address which takes me to an independent site that has up to date information on large groups which have booked for any HAL cruise. Any group which comprises over half the ships passenger list could affect the cruise so I always look at this site prior to booking.
    Mr. Morton,

    Is there a web address available for all cruise lines. This information about large group bookings would be very helpful......Seismiccruiser.


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    Morton,

    Is there a web address available for all cruise lines. This information about large group bookings would be very helpful......Seismiccruiser.
    Hi Seismiccruiser. I don't know if this is going to help you but this is the site I use but it is specific to Holland America. Hope it will be of use. J[Mrs]
    http://www.wa70.com/hdisplay.php


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    Interestingly, the article claims both that the cruise was for gay men and that it was for both gay men and women. As both genders were therefore represented and catered for aboard, I can't see what the grounds for a lawsuit might be. Some people will, however, moan regardless.


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    Many Thanks J.
    Fascinating website regarding HAL.

    Seismiccruiser........


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    Quote QUOTE: View Post
    Maybe the crux of the matter lies in the first few words of the article:

    A couple who went on a cruise not knowing that it was for gay men are attempting to sue the organisers.

    Almost certainly this was bad planning, but whose bad planning? Was it the bad planning of the couple who should have read about the cruise before booking or was it the bad planning of the cruise line who should have warned the couple of the main theme of the cruise? .....Neil
    Maybe your friend Phil McCavity can tell us?


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