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Cruise Workers’ Comp According to Maritime Law

Depending on how long you’ve worked in the cruise industry, you probably well know that working on the high seas can be just as dangerous as it is thrilling.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to bounce back after an injury. If you are hurt while working on a cruise ship or other maritime vessel, it won’t be long until bills start piling up. What you may not be aware of is that you may be entitled to benefits and compensation.

Multiple laws, including the Jones Act and Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), were passed to protect you and your family in the case of a work injury (or even death) on the high seas.

If you were recently injured

What Carnival’s 6 Injured Passengers Did Right After Cruise Collision

Most of us have a general idea about how to stay safe once you’ve set sail. Not to mention, every cruise line has a quick tutorial for all passengers before the ship even leaves the dock.

You know to follow safety guidelines, hold onto railings, and be cautious while in port in foreign countries. Still, there’s one potential cause for injury over which you have zero control: a crash. Yes, cruise ships can – and do – collide.

You likely heard that’s exactly what happened in Cozumel, Mexico in December.

When Cruise Ships Collide

Two Carnival Cruise ships ran into each other as they were pulling into port, resulting in six injured. The cruise giant claims that the impact was

Tips for a Better Trip When You Cruise Over Spring Break

Cyber Monday has come and gone, but you can still find great deals online. Cruise lines have just started to slash prices on trips that leave over Spring Break. When we say big savings, we mean sail dates between late February and early April are as low as $249 right now!

It’s not hard to find a great price on a cruise, but is it worth the deal? After all, Spring Break is notorious for college kids letting loose and causing chaos. Not to mention, there’ve been plenty of news stories about cruise disasters this past year.

Still — we say yes! Totally worth it…If you plan ahead and manage your expectations, your cruise will be a fantastic getaway