Free initial consultation

954-606-6606 Call today

866-306-9606 Toll-free

Brawls, Unsanitary Conditions and Other Cruise Problems

A cruise is supposed to be a relaxing experience without hassle. Unfortunately, several recent news headlines have reported cruise ship problems that caused passengers to suffer unnecessary harm.

In this post, we’ll detail the potential problems that you must watch out for when you cruise. If you are injured on a cruise ship due to someone else’s negligence, you should fight back with a skilled maritime lawyer.

Brawls

In February 2018, several brawls developed aboard the Carnival Legend when it was sailing off the coast of Australia. Reports indicate that a 23-member family group instigated many of the brawls, which the crew did not sufficiently control. A video even suggested that crew members kicked a passenger while on the ground.

Work on a Cruise? The Many Different Ways You Can Be Injured

We tend to see two different images of cruise ships and cruise vacations.

One of these is the luxury and fun they can provide. Couples canoodling by the railing of a ship. Families going on adventures together.

The other image is one of vacations gone wrong. Shipwrecks. Stolen belongings. The infamous “poop cruise.”

There’s a third image most people never consider though: workplace.

Cruise ships employ hundreds of people, and just like passengers, they can get injured, too.

In one three-year study of 630 cruise ship workers, these findings were reported:

    361 total injuries were reported. Men experienced 77 percent of those injuries, and women experienced 23 percent. Thirty percent of those injuries resulted in loss of work for more

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.

Tips to Save on Your Summer Cruise

Don’t pay list price.

As with flights and hotels, prices fluctuate frequently for cruise bookings. Plan to compare prices on

4 Common Cruise Ship Injuries

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.

Be Safe on Your Cruise by Preparing for These Four Dangers

Read through the following common cruise ship injuries and take the necessary steps to avoid them during your vacation:

Slip

Cruise Lines Now Required to Disclose Crime Stats

For as long as cruise lines have been in operation, they have been allowed to keep their crime statistics private. This has always been one of the main drawbacks to planning your cruise vacation—the fact that you never quite know the whole story behind the company in which you’re temporarily placing so much trust.

 

Up until now, cruise lines were required only to reveal information about crimes that the FBI investigated and closed, and they were under no obligation at all to reveal any additional crime information. For vacationers, this meant that no matter how much planning and research they did, they never quite had all the information.

 

However, with the new law that was signed into effect

10 Tips for Safe and Fun Family Cruising

Colorful waterslides. Dancing cartoon characters. All-you-can-eat-pizza and ice-cream. What may sound like a description of kid’s wildest dream is actually a list of the amenities featured on common cruise lines like Carnival, Disney, and Norwegian. With oodles of kid-friendly features offered alongside luxurious spa facilities, fine dining, and interesting activities, cruises are an attractive choice when vacationing with kids.

 

Colorful waterslides. Dancing cartoon characters. All-you-can-eat-pizza and ice-cream. What may sound like a description of kid’s wildest dream is actually a list of the amenities featured on common cruise lines like Carnival, Disney, and Norwegian. With oodles of kid-friendly features offered alongside luxurious spa facilities, fine dining, and interesting activities, cruises are an attractive choice when vacationing with kids.

 

Man Overboard Calls into Question Cruise Ship Rescue Practices

 

A man who went missing from the cruise ship Bahamas Celebration on April 27th has still not been recovered, and search efforts have been suspended.

 

Although it’s unclear exactly what happened, 30-year-old passenger James Miller apparently jumped off the cruise ship while it was sailing between the Bahamas and South Florida, according to the Coast Guard. The South Carolina man was reported missing when the ship was sailing about 27 miles east of Florida’s Delray Beach. Witnesses who saw Miller go over the railing say it looked like he was arguing with his girlfriend shortly before the incident. Several passengers at the scene also said they saw Miller hit the water face down and float.

 

The crew

Font Resize
Contrast