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Senator Schumer demands cruise ship bill of rights for passengers

Posted: 6:36 PM, Mar 17, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-17 18:36:08-04

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (PIX11)- Senator Schumer is calling on the cruise ship industry to better protect its passengers.

This comes on the heels of yet another problem on a cruise ship, this time it was due to technical issues.

Schumer wants all ships to adopt a bill of rights promising certain protections that include back-up power, a fully trained medical staff and sanitary conditions.

Oh, and a full refund if there are any problems.

In the last two months, three U.S. cruise ships have experienced serious problems.