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4 Common Cruise Ship Injuries

Taking a cruise can be a wonderful adventure that also allows you to kick back and relax. You get the excitement of traveling to new places and seeing new things with the comfort of having the cruise line take care of everything for you.

That doesn’t mean that cruises are perfect, though. Before you step onboard, be prepared. There are risks that come with going on a cruise and sailing on a cruise ship. People get sick. They get injured.

Knowing what to expect can help you stay safe.

Be Safe on Your Cruise by Preparing for These Four Dangers

Read through the following common cruise ship injuries and take the necessary steps to avoid them during your vacation:

Slip and Falls. Between the sets of stairs, the pools, and the numerous restaurants onboard, there are all kinds of reasons why you might

The Biggest Differences between River Cruises and Ocean Cruises

Picture a cruise ship. Whether this ship is going to the Bahamas, Europe, or Alaska, the cruise ship you are picturing is most likely on the ocean. Because that’s our collective cultural image of what a cruise is. Sailing on the high seas to distant shores.

If you’re tired of this type of cruise, though, there’s another option: the river cruise. In recent years, more and more people are opting for this alternative, and river cruising has quickly gained in popularity.

River cruises and ocean cruises are very similar, but the following differences could have a big impact on your next onboard trip.

Accommodations

Cabins on river cruises are smaller. A river is significantly smaller than the ocean, and so are the ships – and the rooms. This can create a wonderful sense of community with the other passengers on board, but may take

5 FAQs about Traveling to Cuba on a Cruise

Until 2015, Cuba was off-limits to U.S. travelers, but since the embargo was lifted, things are finally opening up. If you’re curious about exploring the island nation but still feeling a bit nervous, you’re not alone. One of the best ways to enjoy what Cuba has to offer while still bringing all the amenities of home is to book a cruise there.

How do you do it? What do you need to know?

Below, we answer five of the most frequently asked questions about taking a cruise to Cuba. With proper preparation and knowledge of the country’s expectations for travelers, you can make sure this is a trip you’ll never forget.

One note of caution: understand that since the embargo has been lifted recently, laws are constantly changing. Always check with the U.S. Department of State for the latest updates.

What You Need to

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

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