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Kids at Sea: What To Know About Onboard Childcare

Cruises are often family affairs, with parents bringing their children along so everyone can seek out adventure in far-off places across the ocean. But just because you may bring your family doesn’t mean you have to stick together 24 hours a day for the entire cruise. Often, parents want to get away for a little fun of their own – which is why onboard childcare is an option with many major cruise lines.

Sailing with children can pose many risks that many families don’t consider. There are simple things parents should be concerned about when leaving their children with the onboard childcare – and other dangers they should know about cruise ships and children in general.

Here’s what you need to know about cruising with a child, including other dangers you should make yourself aware of for your children once you embark.

Dangers for

What Is Needed to Prove a Jones Act Case?

When most people get hurt on the job, they have worker’s compensation to help them. It can help pay for medical bills and cover the wages they lose out on as they recover.

However, the story may be much different for maritime workers. That’s because the rules for work on the water differ from those on land. If you get injured on the job, you must seek compensation through the Jones Act, a specialized area of maritime law.

Here is what you need to know about the Jones Act and what you need to prove to be successful in your claim.

What Is the Jones Act?

Congress enacted The Jones Act to protect those injured while working near or on the water. Prior to this law, these employees had no safeguard in place if something were to happen on the job and they were

Don’t Skimp on CFAR Insurance!

If there’s one thing you can take away from the COVID-19 pandemic when it comes to cruising, it’s that you should always say yes to “cancel for any reason” insurance!

Let’s face it, cruise vacations aren’t inexpensive. Often, you must pay a pretty penny to reserve the cruise – and then invest more money a few months before when you make the final payment. You need to protect that money, and cancel for any reason insurance can help you do that.

Here is what you need to know about CFAR insurance, including what it is, what it’s not, and how to obtain it for your next cruising adventure.

What Is Cancel for Any Reason Insurance?

The elements of this type of insurance may vary from provider to provider, but in general, it is helpful in the followings ways:

    To add supplemental coverage when you

Going Overboard: What Happens When A Passenger Falls

 

When you go on a cruise, you’re supposed to have a fun and relaxing time, making memories with friends and family. The last thing anyone expects is for an accident or injury to occur while on a cruise – or for someone to fall overboard.

However, overboard accidents do occur each and every year to both those who are guests on the cruise and those who work for the cruise line. In many cases, overboard accidents are the fault of the cruise line.

When is the cruise line at fault, and who is ultimately liable when someone goes overboard? Read on to find out.

The Duty of Care

The cruise lines you cruise with, and that some work for, owe those on board what is called a duty of care. That is, they owe them safe transport to their destination.

If a cruise line

The Most Popular Cruise Destinations of 2022

Now that the world seems to finally be opening up again from the COVID-19 pandemic, a cruise is at the top of the list for many people. There are a lot of options, and if you’re sailing from a Florida port, then you can find a cruise that will take you to many beautiful and incredibly popular destinations.

There are numerous ports in the Caribbean and elsewhere that have several ships docking each day. These places have exotic excursions and activities that have made them very popular in 2022. So, if you’re planning a trip back out onto the high seas, you may want to consider a cruise that captures one or more of these amazingly trendy destinations.

Nassau, Bahamas

The Bahamas is a group of hundreds of islands. The capital of these islands is Nassau, and it’s one of the busiest cruise ports

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?

There are many ways that a person can be injured or be involved in an accident on a cruise ship that leads to death. Sometimes

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 out who is responsible for your injuries if you get hurt on a cruise while consuming alcohol.

Dram Shop Laws

States like Florida have