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Your Guide to Get Compensation after Cruise Excursion Injuries

Hopping on a cruise is a fun way to buy a package deal that covers travel, accommodations, and activities in different countries around the world. One of the most fun parts of any cruise experience is the excursions that are offers.

Onshore excursions (zip lining, tubing, guided tours) are often exciting and unique, but if you are injured while out on one, it can lead to lots of complicated questions about compensation and who can be held liable. In some cases, it may be the cruise line. In others, not so much. So what do you do?

Read the Fine Print

Before you go on a cruise that offers offshore excursions, read the fine print and ask questions about the activities offered. This will give you a clear idea of where to go first after an injury.

Before you book excursions, read the fine

5 of the Biggest Cruise Disasters – and How You Can Stay Safe

Cruises are a great option for a relaxing family vacation, often with all-inclusive packages and exciting on-shore excursions. That doesn’t mean that cruises are perfect, though. You can delayed or rerouted to other ports. There are all kinds of ways to injure yourself.

Oh, and sometimes truly horrible things can happen to the entire ship. You’ve probably seen horror stories from other cruises in the news from time to time, but it’s good to have a reminder before you set sail. Below are five of the biggest cruise disasters, and what you can do to prevent serious injury if your ship makes headlines.

Titanic and S.S. Eastland. Let’s start with the biggest two. Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, the “unsinkable” ship that hit an iceberg in 1912, killing 1,500 of the passengers and crew members. Well, three years after the Titanic disaster,

Your Guide to Holiday Cruises

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?

Even though St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the biggest holiday of the year, preparing for festivities (or avoiding streets with a lot of bars) can be stressful. Wouldn’t it be nice to get away for the holidays?

Sounds like you need a holiday cruise.

Holiday Cruising Basics

Holiday cruises are a great way to celebrate time with your family or friends while exploring the world. When you factor in all-inclusive packages and the ability to get from your party to your room with a short walk, a holiday cruise may sound like heaven.

However, before you mark your calendars, make a plan for booking a holiday cruise and what you will need to bring onboard.

When to Book? Unless you can score some radical last-minute deals, you should look into booking a holiday cruise a few

Who Is Liable After A Cruise Ship Injury?

When people get hurt or sick while taking a cruise, they often chalk it up to bad luck or their own ineptitude. They wouldn’t have fallen if they’d been paying more attention. There was just a virus going around. And so on and so forth.

However, many times what seems unavoidable – or even your fault – was actually caused by the actions of another. If you suffered an injury or illness during a cruise, ask yourself how the incident occurred. Who is responsible usually depends on several factors, including what type of injury you suffered and where it occurred.

Below, we’re going to look at several different types of injuries that can potentially occur while on a cruise and who might be held liable depending on the specific facts of the situation.

How the Nature of the Injury Informs Liability

Some of the

Family Sues Carnival for Child’s Dental Injuries

Cruise ship injuries are rare, but certainly make an already pricy vacation ever more expensive. Fortunately, accidents that were caused by the cruise ship or its staff may be repaid to the victims, if they take their case to court in a personal injury lawsuit.

Family Asks for Medical Damages, Legal Fees after Accident at Carnival Water Park

On January 4, a family filed a complaint against Carnival requesting a trial by jury to seek damages, medical expenses, legal fees, and other relief. The family alleged that Carnival was responsible for their child’s dental injuries because he was allowed to play in an unattended water park on one of their cruise ships on June 20, 2016.

Here’s what happened: allegedly, there was a padlock to secure the water park, but it was not properly secured. Because of this, the child was able to get

Everything to Know About Travel Insurance for Your Next Cruise

Whether this is your first cruise or your 50th, you’ve probably seen the checklists for preparing for a cruise: Dramamine, extra bathing suits, and so on.

Travel insurance is on most of these checklists, but you may be asking yourself, “Is it worth it? What does it even cover?”

What Travel Insurance Covers

Most plans only cover accidents that are out of the control of any passengers or crew members. Situations commonly covered by travel insurance include:

    Trip Cancellation/Interruption: If your trip is abruptly ended by an emergency situation, you might have to pay for additional lodging or travel. These costs may be covered by travel insurance, and the rest of your trip will also most likely be refunded. Have to Cancel Your Trip: If you come down with a sudden illness before your trip, or you’ve lost your job and shouldn’t

Going on a Cruise in 2017? Keep These Safety Tips in Mind

For many, this past New Year’s Eve was a way of saying, “good riddance” to 2016 and hello to a (hopefully) better year. If part of your New Year involves a cruise vacation, congratulations! Cruise ships can be a great way to see the world in comfort and luxury – without breaking the bank.

One thing to pay attention to before heading out on your cruise is safety. Generally speaking, cruises are a very safe way to travel. They aren’t without incident, though, and it’s worth paying attention to the news so you understand what you could be getting yourself into. One such incident from the end of 2016 appears to have resulted from possible negligence by the staff of the cruise ship.

Carnival Cruise Lines Hit With Slip and Fall Lawsuit

On October 12, Melissa Nini was on a Carnival Cruise Ship when

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