Cruise Injury Blog

Cruise Ship Crew Injuries – What are Your Rights?
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Crew Member Injuries

Cruise Ship Crew Injuries – What are Your Rights

Wherever you work, you’re susceptible to injuries and accidents. Depending on the nature of the injury or accident – especially if it was caused by your employer’s negligence – you might be able to receive compensation for your injuries.

 

This applies to most jobs… if they’re on land. What happens, however, if you work on the water instead?

 

As a crew member on a cruise ship, your injuries and accidents are handled differently than they are on land. The sea operates under maritime law, and cruise ships and crew members have their own rules and regulations to abide by.

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.

Top Cruise Destinations for 2017
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Destinations

Top Cruise Destinations for 2017

 

There’s nothing quite like seeing the world via a luxurious cruise ship. With all of the various modern amenities offered by most big cruise lines, the ships can often feel like a paradise in and of themselves.

 

Still, though, when it comes to cruises, what most people care most about are the ports. Where they’re going. The destination.

 

Because of this, below we have decided to detail some of the hottest cruise destinations for this season – including a few itineraries that are newly available and rapidly gaining popularity.

7 Ways to Cruise This Summer on a Budget
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Safety | Cruises

7 Ways to Cruise This Summer on a Budget

 

Sitting on the deck watching the sun set into the ocean. Dining at a different location every single night – all without having to hop into a car. Relaxing in the pool or hot tub with a delicious adult beverage. Enjoying a comedy show. Hitting up the casino.

 

Yes, going on a cruise is definitely luxurious. Despite this, it doesn’t have to bust your budget. There are all kinds of ways to save on cruises. Maximize your travel dollars by taking these seven savings tips into consideration before you head out to sea.

4 Common Cruise Ship Injuries
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Injuries | Cruise Safety | Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

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Taking a cruise can be a wonderful adventure that also allows you to kick back and relax. You get the excitement of traveling to new places and seeing new things with the comfort of having the cruise line take care of everything for you.

 

That doesn’t mean that cruises are perfect, though. Before you step onboard, be prepared. There are risks that come with going on a cruise and sailing on a cruise ship. People get sick. They get injured.

 

Knowing what to expect can help you stay safe.

The Biggest Differences between River Cruises and Ocean Cruises
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Ships | Cruises | River Cruises

The Biggest Differences between River Cruises and Ocean Cruises

Picture a cruise ship. Whether this ship is going to the Bahamas, Europe, or Alaska, the cruise ship you are picturing is most likely on the ocean. Because that’s our collective cultural image of what a cruise is. Sailing on the high seas to distant shores.

 

If you’re tired of this type of cruise, though, there’s another option: the river cruise. In recent years, more and more people are opting for this alternative, and river cruising has quickly gained in popularity.

 

River cruises and ocean cruises are very similar, but the following differences could have a big impact on your next onboard trip.

5 FAQs about Traveling to Cuba on a Cruise
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruises | Cuba | Planning a Cruise

5 FAQs about Traveling to Cuba on a CruiseUntil 2015, Cuba was off-limits to U.S. travelers, but since the embargo was lifted, things are finally opening up. If you’re curious about exploring the island nation but still feeling a bit nervous, you’re not alone. One of the best ways to enjoy what Cuba has to offer while still bringing all the amenities of home is to book a cruise there.

 

How do you do it? What do you need to know?

 

Below, we answer five of the most frequently asked questions about taking a cruise to Cuba.

Your Guide to Get Compensation after Cruise Excursion Injuries
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Excursions | Shore Excursions

Your Guide to Get Compensation after Cruise Excursion Injuries

Hopping on a cruise is a fun way to buy a package deal that covers travel, accommodations, and activities in different countries around the world. One of the most fun parts of any cruise experience is the excursions that are offers.

 

Onshore excursions (zip lining, tubing, guided tours) are often exciting and unique, but if you are injured while out on one, it can lead to lots of complicated questions about compensation and who can be held liable. In some cases, it may be the cruise line. In others, not so much.

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.

Your Guide to Holiday Cruises
Posted by: Andrew Winston
Category: Cruise Ships | Cruises | Holiday Cruise

Your Guide to Holiday Cruises

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?

 

Even though St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the biggest holiday of the year, preparing for festivities (or avoiding streets with a lot of bars) can be stressful. Wouldn’t it be nice to get away for the holidays?

 

Sounds like you need a holiday cruise.

 

Holiday Cruising Basics

 

Holiday cruises are a great way to celebrate time with your family or friends while exploring the world. When you factor in all-inclusive packages and the ability to get from your party to your room with a short walk, a holiday cruise may sound like heaven.