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Generally you can’t file a lawsuit against a cruise line ship in a court near your home. Most of the major cruise line carriers, for example, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean had a clause in the ticket called a forum selection clause. That clause limits the time and the place that you can file your lawsuit. For example, using those major carriers your lawsuit has to be filed in the US district court for the southern district of Florida in Miami to the exclusion of all other forums. If you don’t know this and you file in the wrong court you could be out of luck.