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 than one day.
The hotel department workers comprised 79 percent of the total injuries.
Dancers were at higher risk of serious injuries than members