Scenic released the following statement yesterday

first_imgScenic released the following statement yesterday, in relation to an appeal, filed by Scenic, concerning the Supreme Court decision relating to a 2013 class action against the cruise company.“The Court of Appeal judgment in relation to the class action of 2013 against Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours was handed down yesterday. The appeal, filed by Scenic from the decision of the Supreme Court, dealt with a number of matters arising from that Supreme Court judgment. The Court of Appeal has accepted a number of Scenic’s appeal arguments and was in fact not a total rejection of the appeal by Scenic. In a very detailed judgment, the Court of Appeal agreed with Scenic that the Supreme Court judgment contained various errors, in particular, in relation to the damages ordered against Scenic. Significantly, the Court of Appeal has dismissed a previously awarded component of damages and has ordered that the Supreme Court reassess the level of compensation to be paid. The Court of Appeal found the Supreme Court made an error in awarding a full refund, but rather found that any compensation to be awarded should take in account the value of the services Scenic did provide. Following the difficult and unforeseen events of 2013, Scenic responded and has already acted to ensure guests are fully covered by advising of any issues prior to departure where possible and introduced Scenic’s River Cruise Guarantee which refunds the portion of any cruise affected by these types of events.The proceedings are now back before the courts for the next stage of the process in which the Supreme Court will be required to reassess the compensation to be paid to guests in accordance with the judgment of the Court of Appeal.” Court of Appealcruise newsindustry newsSceniclast_img read more