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Death on a Cruise: When Is It Wrongful?

It seems as if it’s frequent to turn on the news or pick up a newspaper and find a story about someone who has died on a cruise ship. Accidents happen, even on vacation, so it’s an unfortunate reality that people can and do die when cruising.

However, an important question is: Who is responsible when a death on a cruise is considered a wrongful death? After all, there are financial and emotional costs to losing a loved one on a cruise. If it happens, then what are your options?

Read on to learn more about wrongful death at sea and your options if it happens to you or someone you love.

What Can Cause Death on a Cruise?


What Liability Does a Cruise Line Have for Serving Alcohol?

Cruises are meant to be fun. The things that attract people to take a cruise are the prospects of all the amazing food, exciting shows, exotic destinations – and alcohol.

Many people like to drink when they’re on vacation. Cruise ships are like giant floating resorts with multitudes of entertainment built around the culture and atmosphere of alcohol. Most cruise ships have multiple bars and clubs where people can go to get drinks and have a good time.

But what happens when someone imbibes too much and gets hurt on a cruise? Who is responsible, then? Maritime law is a complex topic, and the answer to this query is no less complex. That’s why you should continue reading to find

Are There Reasons Not to Go on a Cruise?

Cruises, just like any other vacation, have their list of pros and cons. Most people tend to focus on the positive things about a vacation they’re planning, but only focusing on the positives may be doing yourself a disservice.

While you don’t want to get bogged down in all the rabbit holes of what can go wrong on a cruise ship or on a cruise in general, it’s important to consider the reasons why a cruise vacation may not be the right type of trip for you and your family – beyond simply the destinations. You have to take into account what you should do if you get hurt while on your cruise, because there are special laws that dictate