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If a Fun Excursion Goes Sour, Your Cruise Line Can Be Held Responsible

Part of the fun of cruise vacations is the opportunity to explore ports around the world. Cruise lines promote these options at different ports of call to help their passengers make the most of their experiences onshore. From horseback riding to snorkeling to walking tours, these shore excursions can be memorable and exciting.

It’s important to remember, however, that activities offered in onshore excursions carry risk. Injuries do happen on shore, with many factors that contribute to accidents. These factors can include negligence on behalf of the cruise line or the shore excursion company.

When an injury on a shore excursion happens, what do you do? Can you sue the cruise line for your injuries?

Here’s what you need to

Injured at Sea? A Lawsuit May be More Complicated Than You Think

Millions of Americans go on cruises each year. Reasonably, accidents can happen on cruise ships just like anywhere else. However, not many people realize that the cruise line can be liable for injuries sustained while onboard.

If you’re injured at sea, you have the right to sue. But you also have to meet a fairly high bar in order to show that the cruise line should, in fact, be liable and made to pay. In fact, it can be quite complicated to pursue lawsuits against cruise lines for a variety of reasons.

Whether you’re a regular on the cruise ship scene or dreaming of your first, it’s important to understand what to do if you’re injured on a cruise, including

What Does “Cruise Safety” Mean in a Post-COVID World?

The world has changed significantly since March 2020. In the past year, millions have been infected with COVID-19, and many deaths resulted. But with recent vaccinations, a light glimmers at the end of the very long COVID tunnel. People are starting to consider travel again –specifically, cruising.

Cruise lines suspended their operations in March of 2020. Since then, the CDC has provided a framework for cruise lines to resume operations. Even with CDC standards implemented, how can you be certain it’s safe to sail again?

Here’s what you need to know about cruise safety in a post-COVID world, including the steps some cruise lines are taking to ensure cruisers feel secure on vacation.

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