Cruise Ship Law Blog

Protect Yourself From Sexual Predators At Sea

When you set out on your cruise, the last thing you want or expect is to become the victim of rape or sexual assault. Unfortunately, these remain the top two crimes reported at sea. With unreliable background checks, it is up to you to keep yourself, your family and your children safe from sexual predators.

87-Year-Old Woman Medevaced From Viking Sky

For most people, an accident or injury at sea is probably the last thing they want to experience. Unfortunately, these kinds of incidents–many of which are preventable–happen far more often than anyone would like. This week, an 87-year-old woman injured her hip and required medevac assistance.

Family Of Deceased Cruise Singer Seeks Closure After Four and a Half Years

Becoming the victim of accident, injury or wrongful death at sea is not a situation for which anyone can ever fully prepare. However, when tragedy strikes, you may assume and hope that the cruise line and local authorities will do what they can to help you achieve closure. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. This week, an unresolved death at sea came back into light, illuminating the challenging process that can be involved when a loved one dies aboard a cruise.

31-Year-Old Man Medevaced from Carnival Sunshine

No one goes on a cruise, intending to require emergency medical assistance. However, even the most seemingly prepared of passengers can wind up in a situation that justifies a medevac. This week, a 31-year-old man was airlifted from the Carnival Sunshine as it sailed off of the Atlantic coast of Florida.

Cruise Captain Rescues 10 Men Stranded At Sea

It’s not everyday that a cruise ship is involved in a rescue operation. However, this week P&O’s Britannia made a slight detour in order to rescue 10 men who were stranded in their wooden ship, off of the coast of Spain. The captain explained he had a moral and legal responsibility to do what he could to help.

8-Year-Old Falls to Death Aboard Carnival Glory: Our Cruise Ship Lawyer Weighs In

A cruise vacation should be safe and enjoyable for the entire family. Unfortunately, overboard accidents continue to happen at a startling rate. Just this weekend, an 8-year-old girl fell to her death aboard the Carnival Glory as it was docked in PortMiami. We send our deepest condolences to her family. Having handled roughly a half dozen overboard cases, our maritime attorneys explain.

Thinking of Retiring At Sea? Think Again

In recent years, retiring at sea has become an increasingly popular option. Although it may sound like an idyllic way to enjoy the rest of your days, it’s important not to get carried away by the fantasy. We’re here to explain what you need to consider, before abandoning life on land for good.

LMAW, PA Speaks With CBS News Regarding Hurricane Harvey Class Action

When a hurricane is en route, you would expect a cruise company to have the best interest of its passengers at heart and make arrangements to delay or cancel the cruise. In the face of Hurricane Harvey, Royal Caribbean did none of that, endangering passengers and causing unnecessary hardship. A class action lawsuit has been filed to hold them accountable for their actions.

Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe From Cruise Ship Rape and Sexual Assault

Many people assume that cruise vacations are automatically safe from the hassles and dangers of everyday life. However, that is simply not the case. Minors are, in fact, the majority of the victims of cruise ship rape and sexual assault. In light of that shocking reality, here are our recommendations for keeping your teen safe.

Cruises Respond to Humanitarian Crisis In Puerto Rico

As maritime lawyers, we know first-hand that cruise companies do not always have the best interest of their passengers and crewmembers at heart. However, in the wake of Hurricane Maria, three of the largest cruise companies are stepping up to lend a hand. Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have all committed to assisting with rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.