Cruise Ship Law Blog

Crewmember Disappears from Vision of the Seas near Galveston, Texas

Despite security cameras and safety protocol, cruise disappearances are unfortunately still happening. In many cases, the cruise line will attempt to avoid any responsibility for the incident so as not to put their name in a bad light. Just this week, a 24-year-old pool attendant aboard the Vision of the Seas was reported missing after not showing up for his shift. A ship-wide search was conducted, but the man has yet to be found.

Cruise Ship Rape Can Be Prosecuted: What You Need to Know

The unfortunate reality is that cruise ship rape and sexual assault are the two most commonly reported crimes at sea. Equally as disheartening is the fact that far too many victims do not know that the perpetrator of the crime can and should be prosecuted. At LMAW, PA we help clients get the legal resolution they deserve.

2018 Cruise Trends + Advice for Staying Safe

Are you planning a cruise in 2018? Are you a frequent cruiser who is curious as to the trends that could dominate the industry next year? If you answered yes to either or both of those questions, then look no further. We have the inside scoop on what to expect, as well as a few tips for keeping yourself safe while at sea.

Cruise Ship Rape and Sexual Assault Facts You Should Know

When you set out on your cruise, you should be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy. However, it’s important to also remember that crimes such as a rape and sexual assault can still take place at sea. As a result, we’ve put together a few facts for you to keep in mind, before you set sail.

Tips for Safe Cruising This Winter

Before you set out on your cruise this winter, you’ll want to make sure you fully understand what you are getting yourself into. Make sure to read the fine print of your ticket and do your research on cruise medical staff before you depart. And if you should suffer accident or injury at sea, LMAW, P.A. is here to help.

Utah Man Will Not Face Death Penalty for Killing Wife Aboard Cruise

This summer, Princess Cruises was cast into the spotlight when a Utah man was charged with killing his wife aboard the Emerald Princess, while she ship sailed off the coast of Alaska. In the latest update, the U.S. attorney’s office announced that Kenneth Manzanares will not face the death penalty. His jury trial is scheduled to begin April 23, 2018.

Beware Cruise Ship Rape and Sexual Assault During the Holidays

For most people, a cruise is a chance to escape the burdens of everyday life. However, just because you are at sea does not mean that crime does not exist. In fact, rape and sexual assault are the two most commonly reported crimes at sea. So if you are planning a cruise this holiday season, you’ll want to brush up on best practices for safety before you depart.

Man Suffering From Appendicitis Medevaced From Grandeur of the Seas

No one ever sets out on a cruise with the expectation of requiring emergency medical attention. However, this was exactly the case for one man this week, who was suffering from appendicitis while on the Grandeur of the Seas. In an air-lift mission that required helicopters to provide extra fuel for the long journey, the man was successfully brought to the nearest hospital.