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