LM&W Blogs for the Huffington Post, Providing Five Tips To Avoid Cruise Ship Rape


Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are thrilled to be featured on The Huffington Post, with our article “5 Things You Can Do To Avoid Being The Victim Of Rape On A Cruise Ship”. Our article outlines five things to keep in mind, so that you keep yourself safe and out of harm’s way on your next cruise. Whether you’re a crewmember or a passenger, this is one article you won’t want to miss.

Going on a cruise is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting vacations you can take. Especially if the destination is one that you have never ventured to before, there will be so much to see, do, and eat while you are away! However, winding up as the victim of cruise ship rape or sexual assault is one of the fastest ways to ruin what you had hoped would be a wonderful vacation.

With countless opportunities for adventure and limitless possibilities to explore, it can be easy to lose track of your surroundings or your fellow traveling companions. We understand. As attorneys representing victims of cruise ship rape, it is not uncommon to see even the smartest and savviest of people become overwhelmed by the excitement of a cruise, putting themselves in dangerous situations without even realizing it.

However, it’s important to remember that, although the cruise may seem like a world of its own, you are still subject to the same kinds of issues that you face on land. And, as a result, it is necessary to stay alert. Unfortunately, the reality is that cruise ship rape and sexual assault remain a problem on cruise ships. As a result, we hope our article can help you see the many ways that you can avoid these situations.

Are you curious just how prevalent cruise ship rape is? Take a look at our Infographic. From 2013 to the present, there have been 12 rapes on Norwegian Cruise Line, 64 Rapes on Carnival Corporation cruises (this includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn), and 26 rapes on Royal Caribbean vessels.

We are grateful to have been given the opportunity to speak from a platform as highly regarded as The Huffington Post, on an issue that we have significant experience with. With their far-reaching and diverse audience, we believe the content posted here has a genuine opportunity to make a difference. It is our hope, that by increasing awareness on how individuals can protect themselves from rape and sexual assault, we may see a general decline in the numbers of overall cases.

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As always, keep in mind that attorneys with significant experience in handling cruise ship rape and sexual assault are available should you or a family member find yourself in such a horrible and sensitive situation.  Please do  not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We’ll set up an initial consultation, listen to your story, and help you take a confident step forward.