Unforeseen Dangers of Cruise Ship Vacations
Cruises should be fun, relaxing, and carefree vacations that give passengers an escape from the stresses of day-to-day life. Unfortunately, cruise ships can also harbor unforeseen dangers that can leave passengers in physically, emotionally, and financially degraded states. It is important to be aware of these dangers before you embark on a cruise so that you are prepared for potential dangers that may arise in the course of your vacation.
- Fellow Passengers: Although most people who stay on cruises are there to have a fun and relaxing time and wish no harm on other passengers, there are passengers who pose a danger to their fellow sea mates. Passengers may steal other passengers’ belongings, harass them, or even physically and sexually assault them. It is the duty of the ship and their employees to keep passengers safe from these dangers, but these crimes nonetheless occur. These crimes can have considerable physically and emotionally traumatic consequences that do more than ruin vacations, but that can ruin lives.
- Bed Bugs and Unsanitary Living Conditions: Cruise ships are massive vessels made to house thousands of passengers. Because of the large number of people lodged in the vessels and the close quarters that they live in, unsanitary living conditions can often arise despite the work of employees to keep things clean or because of employee negligence, such as bed bugs and certain bacteria and fungi. These organisms can cause passengers to suffer unpleasant and painful physical ailments that can last beyond their vacation.
- Foodborne Illnesses: Cruise ships are known for their varied and readily available cuisine, often in the form of buffets and other mass-prepared food. Unsanitary food preparation and ill-cooked food can result in foodborne illness that can make passengers seriously sick during their time on their vacation and afterward. These illnesses can ruin the fun of the vacation and result in pricey medical bills for continued treatment.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a cruise ship danger, you may be entitled to compensation to help mitigate the losses you suffered. Louis A. Vucci, P.A. believes that every cruise ship victim deserves justice. Our legal team is passionate about providing effective and compassionate legal care to all of our clients while ensuring they receive the full compensation they deserve. If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment with an experienced cruise ship injury and assault attorney, please contact us at (786) 375-0344 today.