Will “Beer Festival At Sea” Lead To Cruise Ship Injuries?

Lipcon, Marguiles, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A

Each cruise ship injury attorney at our firm has represented countless passengers who have been hurt because of a line’s negligence. While cruise vacations are known for their fun times and convenience, especially because travelers can enjoy alcohol without worry of driving home intoxicated, there are numerous instances in which too much alcohol consumption onboard vessels has led to serious and fatal accidents. Many times, when passengers become too inebriated, they can slip and fall, engage in violent conduct with others onboard, or have even been reported to have gone overboard. If an excess of alcohol is to blame for a passenger’s injuries or death, the line may be held responsible for their negligence in keeping the victim safe from harm by the over-service of alcohol.

This is something one cruise ship company might want to consider before getting too excited over their new alcohol tasting opportunity. Cruise Specialists is offering fans of craft beer the chance to enjoy a “beer cruise,” offering a California Beer Festival at sea.

The “Beer Festival at Sea” will be hosted by a California Brew Master and will offer guests the chance to taste a variety of craft beers, as well as enjoy live music, special tours and learning seminars. The organizers boast that this is the first cruise of its kind, but as exciting as this may be, it can also prove to be dangerous. It is important for all passengers to exercise caution when drinking onboard, just as it is equally important for cruise operators to ensure their passengers do not have an excess of alcohol to drink.

The Beer Festival will take place on the Celebrity Solstice, departing from Ensenada, Mexico on May 6. Greg Nacco, vice president of Cruise Specialists, is excited about the unique cruise and partnership, explaining all the extra opportunities the cruise will feature.

“Celebrity Cruises is a leader in the art of culinary experiences at sea, and in fact, this Beer Festival at Sea also features an on-board ‘wine’ theme as well. It was a natural choice to hold a beer festival on one of their newest ships featuring 10 impressive gourmet restaurants,” said Nacco. “Beer may be the new wine in terms of methodology in brewing and diversity of flavors. If you consider all the different styles of beer in the world and how they are made, it is going to be a fabulously fun time aboard the Solstice spending time with true craft beer brewers.”

Once the Solstice departs from Mexico, the vessel will call at San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Astoria, Vancouver, and will end its itinerary in Seattle on May 15. Travelers will also have the chance to enjoy tastings and lunches, home brewing lessons, behind the scenes tours of the Celebrity Solstice, and special brewery tours in the ports that will be visited.

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