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The Relationship between Cruises and Sexual Assault

The last thing anyone thinks about when booking a cruise is whether they could fall victim to sexual assault.

However, as one Miami attorney explains, “a cruise ship is like a floating city of 10,000 people…you have a barbershop..a gym…retail stores, but no police. You have cruise ship security personnel, but their goal is to protect the cruise line, not you.” He represented a 15-year-old autistic client who was raped by two men on a family cruise.

The reality is there isn’t much safeguarding against sex crimes on cruises. In today’s post, we’re going to specifically address the relationship between cruises and sexual assault – how often it happens, reasons why, and steps to take if you fall victim to

Hurricane Season Is Starting – Is It Safe to Cruise?

Ah, Summer cruising. A great time to get away with the family. To lay out on deck and soak in the sun. To run into… hurricanes?

That’s right. If you’re considering taking a cruise during this time, you can’t forget that it’s also hurricane season in the Atlantic. The season runs from June to November, and peaks between mid-August and early November.

Should you be worried? Should you postpone your trip? What happens if a hurricane pops up while a cruise is in the vicinity?

If you want to take a summer cruise in the Atlantic and you’re concerned about safety, you’re not alone. Fortunately, it is complete safe to cruise then. Cruising during hurricane season doesn’t need to be