Cruise Ship Accidents, Cruise Ship Law

Cruise Ship Halloween Parties Make For Ghoulish Fun, But Beware Of Possible Accidents


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Trick or Treat?! Halloween can be an exciting holiday for both kids and adults. It’s the one day out of the year when dressing up in a crazy costume is not only acceptable, but encouraged. The young – and the young at heart – can taunt neighbors for candy, bob for apples, make creative ornaments, and spend a grand ole’ ghoulish time gallivanting around while dressed in style.

For some, Halloween is best spent on land, but for those who are brave enough to venture out into the high seas, some cruise lines – like Carnival – welcome guests who want to celebrate the spirit of All Hallows Eve and encourage travelers to dress in costumes and enjoy their “Boo-cations” to the fullest extent.

Carnival Cruise Line isn’t known as the “Fun Ship” for nothing. Cruise authorities welcome everyone setting sail onboard a cruise in which Halloween falls during the itinerary to bring their costumes. Ships will host festive contests and parties that are both family friendly and fun.

Disney Cruise Line is also getting in the Halloween spirit – and so are Mickey and Minnie Mouse! Not only can kids – and parents – dress up, but the world’s most famous mouse duo – and all their Disney character friends – will also be out and about in the cruise ship in their own costumes.

During late October, all Disney ships are transformed into a Halloween wonderland filled with spine-tingling activities for the whole family to enjoy. The ship itself will have special spooky décor and restaurants will feature special ghoulish treats, like spider cakes and “Witch’s Brew.” Themed parties with costume contests will also be held on deck and Halloween-themed movies will be shown by the pool area and in guest staterooms. For adults, the nighttime entertainment onboard will provide just as much ghastly fun. Music, dancing, and adult costume contests will be sure to give even the toughest critic hair-raising chills.

However, while Halloween activities at sea are definitely fun, guests are encouraged to stay as safe as possible. Not everyone wearing a costume has good intentions and accidents might happen. Not only can guests trip over their own costumes, but thieves and sexual predators might dress up, hoping to lure unsuspecting cruise travelers back to their rooms for an attack. Anyone onboard a Halloween cruise should make sure to walk around the vessels in groups and have a means of communication at all times, like a walkie talkie, to decrease the chances of a cruise ship assault.

In the event that an accident or attack does occur, turn to our cruise accident lawyers for help in filing a claim. As a victim of an injury or crime on the high seas, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, and Lipcon’s cruise accident attorneys will see to it that you obtain the maximum recovery you deserve. We will work diligently to protect your rights. Call us today to schedule a consultation today.


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