Top Crime on Cruise Ships
We effectively represent victims assaulted or raped on a cruise ship by crew members or other passengers.
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., is a firm of qualified lawyers with years of experience dealing with cruise line sexual assaults, forcible sexual intercourse situations and statutory rape cases. A diverse background of education and representation experience allows our attorneys to effectively assist clients who have found themselves in these circumstances. We have recovered more than $200 million dollars for clients, which include many victims of cruise ship sexual assault*.
Cruise Lines Disclose Alarming Statistics
As of August 2013, four of the major cruise lines began publishing the statistics of serious crimes reported on their ships; Royal Caribbean, Carnival Corporation, Disney Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines now make their crime statistics available online to the public. The reports include statistics on the number of passengers who report being raped on a ship, as well as other sexual assaults dating back to 2010.
Selflessness did not motivate these companies to disclose this information. Instead, it was disclosed in response to a U.S. Senate bill recently introduced by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV after extended Senate hearings in which our own maritime attorney Charles R. Lipcon testified to the realities of the industry. The Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2013, if passed into law, will not only mandate reporting compliance but also standardize the way reporting is made to the public. As of early 2017, the Act is still in the introduction phases in Congress.
Statistics Revealed Only Part of the Story
The information from Royal Caribbean, Carnival Corporation, Disney Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line represents more than 80 percent of the market share of the industry. The data includes statistics from passengers and crew members who reported being assaulted or raped on cruise as well as victims of statutory rape incidents. While this action is a step in the right direction, Senate leadership acknowledged that there are still “serious gaps” in bringing to light the full story of these occurrences. As Attorney Lipcon noted in his tell all e-Book ”Unsafe on the High Seas,” and as industry professionals have argued for years, the recently released figures prove that the cruise lines had been reporting more cases of assault to government law enforcement officials than they had to the general public.
The use of alcohol on cruise ships can get out of hand. There are no authorities to enforce rules about under age drinking. The bartenders and waiters work mostly for tips so they want you to buy as many drinks as possible. Many sexual assaults and other crimes are alcohol involved. It is a good idea to make sure that you and your children know proper drinking guidelines including no drinking for minors.
The truth remains that sexual assault is the number one crime aboard cruise ships. Sadly, they are also the most underreported to the cruising public. So, when vacationers book their vacation at sea aboard a luxury liner, being sexually assaulted or raped is the furthest thing from their mind. This makes them even more vulnerable to perpetrators who commit these crimes on the high seas.
A cruise ship rape lawyer from the law firm of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A, can help in these complicated and sensitive areas of the law. Our legal team has years of familiarity with reputable experts in sexual assault trauma. Our maritime attorneys have conducted litigation against cruise lines in this area for decades and have a reserve of knowledge of their dealings with sex-related cases and the cruising industry’s handling of prior cases.
With noted success, we have represented cases against many of the largest cruise lines in the world, including:
- Commodore Cruise Line
- Costa Cruise Lines
- Cunard Cruise Line
- Disney Cruise Line
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Princess Cruise Lines
- Radisson Cruise Line
- Renaissance Cruise Line
- Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- Seaborne Cruise Line
- Silversea Cruises
For more information on cruise ship sexual assault and rape, go to the following pages:
- Overview: Public Unaware of Frequent Sexual Crime on Cruise Ships
- Sexual Assaults on Ships Are All Too Common
- Reporting Rape on a Ship
- Cruise Lines Liable for Employees’ Crimes
- Protect Yourself Ahead of Time
- The Probability of Sexual Assault on a Cruise
- The Reality of Criminal Prosecution for Sexual Assaults Aboard Ships
- What To Do as a Victim of Cruise Ship Rape or Sexual Assault
- Cruise Ship Sexual Assault & Rape Cases Handled By Our Firm
- Sample Court Exhibits of Cruise Ship Rape Cases
- In The News
- On National Television
- Cruise Rape Victims / TV Interviews
- Letters from Lawmakers on Cruise Crime
- Royal Caribbean Sexual Assault Statistics
- Cruise Ship Crime Reporting Low
- Senator Rockefeller Press Release
Contact Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., today for a free, no-commitment consultation on your case. You can reach us by completing and submitting the contact information on this page or by simply calling our toll-free number at 1-877-318-8903. Representatives are ready to assist you.
We have recovered more than $200 million dollars for clients, which include many victims of cruise ship sexual assault*.