Whenever a cruise ship debuts at a new port, there is always excitement in the air. However, there is also a greater possibility for accidents to take place. Our cruise ship injury lawyers have witnessed many accounts of passengers and crewmembers getting hurt when a vessel changed homeports, and many of these claims have gone unnoticed. While new vessels can – and should – be enjoyed, passengers are reminded to be mindful of their surroundings and keep loved ones close in order to prevent accidents from happening onboard or ashore.
When safety is the number one priority of both passengers and cruise ships, travelers can rest just a little more at ease and enjoy their vacations. Too many times, cruise ship operators neglect to protect the safety of those who are onboard their vessels and the resulting accidents can be serious – if not fatal. It is important to remember that anytime a maritime accident takes place, victims can turn to a cruise ship injury lawyer for assistance in filing a case and protecting their rights.
Keeping in mind that cruise ships accidents can happen at any moment, passengers can take care to pack emergency first aid kits, walkie talkies and other items that might help treat injuries that happen at a moment’s notice. There is also an app that can be downloaded for free from Itunes that provides information in the event of an accident and serious injury. This app is a product of the law firm of Lipcon, Marguliies, Alsina & Winkleman P.A. which has extensive experience in the area of cruise ship law.
Once safety is taken care of, then the fun can begin. And fun is what several cruise passengers will be having this Friday when a new Disney Cruise Line vessel sets sail from the Port of Miami. Guests will be joined by Mickey, Minnie, the Disney princesses, and many more of the timeless characters for the cruise vacation.
The Disney Wonder is the first vessel in the line’s fleet that will be based out of South Florida. The majority of the line’s ships are homeported in Port Canaveral in Orlando. The ship is packed with great activities for the whole family to enjoy, including the Oceaneer Lab, where children can get to explore music, science, art, and, of course, video games.
The family-friendly line offers several more activities for kids to enjoy, designed with age in mind, from children as young as 3 months to 17 years old. One young Disney Cruise Line fan described her favorite part of the cruise.
“My favorite part is when I bump into princesses and stuff,” said Molly Pianin.
Carole Rosenblat, Manager of Youth Activities, added that crewmembers participate in a variety of children’s activities as well, always coming up with new things that kids and their families can enjoy.
From baking cookies to dancing with Snow White to showing off swimming skills at the pool, there is never a dull moment for children onboard the Disney Wonder.
But while there are many different activities to choose from, both for the young and the young at heart, a fan favorite is vacationing with the characters themselves, who not only set sail on the Wonder along with other passengers, but take part in excursions on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
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