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Where Injuries Happen on Cruises – and How to Avoid Them
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Accidents | Cruise Injuries

Where Injuries Happen on Cruises – and How to Avoid Them

With so many destination and ship options for all of your vacation needs, more and more people are opting to go on cruises. You have the best of both worlds – being on the water and on land – plus countless other amenities and features that you can only find when you’re cruising.

 

Just like all vacations, however, it’s important to remember that along with having fun, staying safe and remaining injury-free should be one of your top priorities.

 

A cruise can potentially expose you to situations you wouldn’t find yourself in if you drove or flew to your vacation destination.

5 of the Biggest Cruise Disasters – and How You Can Stay Safe
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Accidents | Cruise Injuries

Cruises are a great option for a relaxing family vacation, often with all-inclusive packages and exciting on-shore excursions. That doesn’t mean that cruises are perfect, though. You can delayed or rerouted to other ports. There are all kinds of ways to injure yourself.

 

Oh, and sometimes truly horrible things can happen to the entire ship. You’ve probably seen horror stories from other cruises in the news from time to time, but it’s good to have a reminder before you set sail. Below are five of the biggest cruise disasters, and what you can do to prevent serious injury if your ship makes headlines.

Who Is Liable After A Cruise Ship Injury?
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Accidents | Cruise Injuries

Who Is Liable After A Cruise Ship Injury

When people get hurt or sick while taking a cruise, they often chalk it up to bad luck or their own ineptitude. They wouldn’t have fallen if they’d been paying more attention. There was just a virus going around. And so on and so forth.

 

However, many times what seems unavoidable – or even your fault – was actually caused by the actions of another. If you suffered an injury or illness during a cruise, ask yourself how the incident occurred. Who is responsible usually depends on several factors, including what type of injury you suffered and where it occurred.

Family Sues Carnival for Child’s Dental Injuries
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Carnival | Cruise Accidents | Cruise Injuries

Family Sues Carnival for Child's Dental Injuries

Cruise ship injuries are rare, but certainly make an already pricy vacation ever more expensive. Fortunately, accidents that were caused by the cruise ship or its staff may be repaid to the victims, if they take their case to court in a personal injury lawsuit.

 

Family Asks for Medical Damages, Legal Fees after Accident at Carnival Water Park

 

On January 4, a family filed a complaint against Carnival requesting a trial by jury to seek damages, medical expenses, legal fees, and other relief. The family alleged that Carnival was responsible for their child’s dental injuries because he was allowed to play in an unattended water park on one of their cruise ships on June 20, 2016.

What Does Virginia Tech Student’s Death Mean for Cruise Safety?
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Accidents | Cruise Injuries

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On March 7th, 2015, Cameron Smook, a senior at Virginia Tech, lost his life after falling overboard on a Carnival cruise ship. The incident occurred just one day after Smook and his friends boarded the cruise ship, turning what should have been a relaxing vacation into a nightmare.

 

Naturally, this tragedy has elicited an outpouring of condolences and support for the family. But it has also sparked something else—outright rage. Some people, including United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, have been arguing that Smook’s death was entirely avoidable and that Carnival should be “ashamed and embarrassed” that it allowed this tragedy to happen.

10 Dangerous Mistakes Made By Cruise Passengers
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Accidents | Cruise Injuries

 

10 Dangerous Mistakes Made By Cruise Passengers

 

Soothed by the gentle crash of the ocean, the warm rays of the sun, and the promise of a tropical destination, its easy for passengers on a cruise to forget their worries. While you certainly should feel relaxed and carefree on vacation, it’s important to always remain aware of the many hazards and risks that accompany cruise vacations. All too often, passengers who have let their guard down during their cruise vacation have experienced serious injury, illness, and accidents.

 

Below, we’ve listed 10 of the most dangerous health and safety mistakes made by cruise ship passengers.

New Bahamas Cruises – Old Ship
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Bahama Cruises | Cruise Accidents | Cruise Injuries

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Avid cruisegoers know that the peak time to head to the Bahamas is from December to February. People travel there from colder climates everywhere to kiss the snow goodbye and bask in temperatures that typically range from the low 60s to the high 70s – warm enough for sandals and shorts, but cool enough that they don’t have to worry about baking in the sun.

 

Unfortunately, everything during this time period fills up so quickly that you often need to book months in advance just to get there. Because of this, people may be excited to hear that a new cruise line will be offering more trips to the Bahamas this February out of the Port of Palm Beach.

Things to Know Before Leaving on Your Cruise
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Accidents | Cruise Injuries | Medical Negligence

Things to Know Before Leaving on Your Cruise

 

Most people are familiar with the pre-vacation To Do’s—get someone to watch the pets, make sure you’ve packed all the essentials (cell phone, passport, tickets), and get things squared away at work. But when it comes to cruises, there are a few significant additions that you’ll need to include on that list.

 

When you travel within the United States, there are certain things that you generally just don’t have to think about—for example, access to medical care, problems that could arise as a result of citizenship, and various significant legal issues.

New Year’s Resolutions Cruise Lines Should Make
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Accidents

New Year’s Resolutions Cruise Lines Should MakeThe cruise industry has come a long way over the last few years, making technological advances, improving safety measures, and introducing new amenities. But—like all of us—they still have plenty of room for improvements.

 

Here are some resolutions cruise lines should consider making for 2015 to improve passenger health, safety, and satisfaction.

 

Hire lifeguards. There have been numerous instances of drownings and near drownings aboard major cruise ships, but many cruise lines still don’t hire lifeguards to supervise their pools. Cruise ships carry thousands of children each year and should have a responsibility to provide reasonable protection with respect to their attractions to their young passengers.

Cruising during Hurricane Season: What You Should Know
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Accidents

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Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th, and—since that’s also prime vacation season for many people—major cruise lines continue offering vacations along the East Coast, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean during this time. But just because ocean liners are headed out to sea during hurricane season, does that mean you and your family should do the same?

 

There are actually some great advantages to cruising during hurricane season. For a lot of people, especially families with kids, late summer is the time when it’s most convenient to schedule a vacation.