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Liability Waivers: Do They Protect Cruises in Drowning Cases?

Cruises are a popular vacation choice for millions of people around the world, offering a unique combination of adventure, relaxation, and luxury. However, like any other form of travel and leisure, cruises come with their share of risks and potential legal complications.

One critical aspect of cruise ship vacations is the liability waiver that passengers are often required to sign. These waivers are meant to protect cruise lines from legal responsibility in various situations, including accidents and injuries. But do they actually shield cruise lines from liability in drowning incidents? In this blog, we’ll explore the effectiveness of liability waivers in such cases and what passengers need to know.

Understanding Liability Waivers

Liability waivers are legal documents that passengers sign

What Will It Take for Cruise Lines to Employ Lifeguards?

Drowning deaths occur every year on major cruise lines, yet almost none of those cruise lines bother to employ lifeguards. Now, the parents of a Central Florida boy who drowned on a Carnival cruise last fall are speaking out about this gross negligence.


Caselle and Tashara Hunter lost their 6-year-old son, Qwentyn, on the final day of their five-day cruise on the Carnival Victory. The decks and midship pool were packed for a final party when Qwentyn, who was playing in the pool, went under the water. A ship DJ noticed and yelled for someone to rescue Qwentyn, but it was too late. Passengers and cruise ship staff attempted to revive the young boy using CPR, but to no