Category: Cruise Ship Injuries


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7 Types of Cruise Ship Injuries

Cruise ships are a great option for vacations year-round: you can explore new places, enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive pricing, and relax while you send your kids off to do activities and play throughout the ship.
 
Unfortunately, this form of vacation also comes with serious risks. After all, you are out on open waters. Here are a few different types of cruise ship injuries to keep in mind before you head out on your next all-inclusive vacation.
 
Fires – The idea of a fire on a cruise ship may seem odd at first. You’re in the middle of the ocean and worrying about a fire? However, they do happen.…

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5 Times You May Need a Maritime Lawyer

Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about maritime lawyers. Many people may not even really know exactly what a maritime attorney is. But if something happens to you when you’re in the open water, you’re going to find out really fast.
 
Essentially, maritime law governs what happens at sea. That covers a lot of territory, though, so let’s break it down.
 
Lost or Damaged Cargo. One of the most common uses for the open seas is to transport cargo. Because of this, many maritime law cases involve incidents regarding these activities. If cargo is damaged or never delivered to its proper location, who should pay?
 
Cruise Ship Injuries and Crimes.…

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Cruise Ships Target Elderly Passengers

A number of cruise lines have recently unveiled extra-long cruise itineraries, hoping to target Baby Boomers with three-to-six month cruises visiting multiple tourist destinations all over the world.
 
Companies like Oceania (owned by the Norwegian Cruise Line) and Princess Cruises are booking cruises lasting well over 100 nights. The characteristically adventurous and often wealthier Baby Boomer generation offers an attractive market for cruise lines as this generation heads into its retirement years.
 
Now, cruise lines have always made a point to advertise to American seniors. Retirees are an attractive demographic to cruise companies – they are often looking to travel during off seasons, and they usually budget much more time and money to spend on vacation.…

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How Did Man on Disney Cruise Get Injured?

 
For one passenger aboard the Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Magic, a leisurely cruise vacation quickly transformed into a nightmare. Just a few weeks ago, the 29-year-old man had to be airlifted off of the Disney Magic and brought to the coast of South Carolina after suffering multiple injuries while on the cruise.
 
According to reports, the passenger sustained leg and hip injuries while aboard the cruise ship. The Coast Guard was informed of the emergency around 5 AM on a Saturday morning, when the ship was 45 miles off the coast.
 
The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to lift the victim from the ship and take him to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment.…

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The Risks of Taking Children on a Cruise

 
For many families with young children, taking a cruise seems like an attractive option for their next vacation. And cruise ship vacations do indeed offer many youngster-friendly perks, often  featuring both onshore and onboard child care excursions,  kids clubs,  and  sweeping buffets that can satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Yes, cruise ships can be a treasure trove of fun activities for young passengers, with pools, water slides, game rooms, and more.
 
However, before deciding to take your young children on a cruise, it’s important to understand the risks. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common cruise ship risks for young passengers.
 
Health concerns. In a heavily populated confined space like a cruise ship, disease and illnesses such as the flu and norovirus can spread very quickly.…

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Children on Family Cruise Ships:  Are You Putting Their Lives at Risk?

 
Are spending a lovely, relaxing vacation with your spouse and enjoying the company of your children mutually exclusive? Granted, in the past there weren’t a lot of options for vacationers if they didn’t want to be called “Mom” and “Dad” or have to change diapers in between guided tours. But then, cruise ships came along, with their one-of-a-kind offer, and revolutionized the world of vacationing as we knew it: they introduced the perfect family vacation, without compromising adults’ relaxation or children’s fun.
 
The Perks of Fun-Filled Family Cruise
 
“Family cruises” is how they’re called, and they allow both parents and children to be happy in their own age-related manner.…

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People Go On Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Cruise, get Norovirus

 
What do you think about when you imagine going on a cruise? Most people would probably say things like sitting by the pool, taking in amazing sights, sipping delicious cocktails, enjoying onboard entertainment, and – most of all – relaxing. One thing that you’re not likely to imagine is spending large portions of your vacation hanging out with your toilet because you get sick on the trip.
 
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to an astounding 66 passengers on a Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas cruise ship that docked in Miami last Friday.
 
Cruise Ships Are Incubators for Illnesses
 
The point of going on a cruise to a destination as opposed to booking a flight is that the journey itself is part of the vacation.…

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Take Care to Avoid Injuries on Holiday Cruises

 
If you and your family love the water, a holiday cruise might just seem like the perfect way for all of you to spend some vacation time together. After all, you’ve got catered food, gorgeous sights, and all kinds of entertainment – most of the bigger cruises truly have something for everyone.Just don’t let all that seasonal cheer make you forget that big ships mean big dangers. Most people don’t think about it, but people get hurt on cruises every year.
 
What to Expect from Holiday Cruises
 
They tend to deck the, well, decks this time of year, so you won’t have to leave holiday festivities behind when you hit international waters.…

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