Whenever a cruise ship debuts at a new port, there is always excitement in the air. However, there is also a greater possibility for accidents to take place. Our cruise ship injury lawyers have witnessed many accounts of passengers and crewmembers getting hurt when a vessel changed homeports, and many of these claims have gone unnoticed. While new vessels can – and should – be enjoyed, passengers are reminded to be mindful of their surroundings and keep loved ones close in order to prevent accidents from happening onboard or ashore.
When safety is the number one priority of both passengers and cruise ships, travelers can rest just a little more at ease and enjoy their vacations. Too many times, cruise ship operators neglect to protect the safety of those who are onboard their vessels and the resulting accidents can be serious – if not fatal. It is important to remember that anytime a maritime accident takes place, victims can turn to a cruise ship injury lawyer for assistance in filing a case and protecting their rights.
Keeping in mind that cruise ships accidents can happen at any moment, passengers can take care to pack emergency first aid kits, walkie talkies and other items that might help treat injuries that happen at a moment’s notice. There is also an app that can be downloaded for free from Itunes that provides information in the event of an accident and serious injury. This app is a product of the law firm of Lipcon, Marguliies, Alsina & Winkleman P.A. which has extensive experience in the area of cruise ship law.
Once safety is taken care of, then the fun can begin. And fun is what several cruise passengers will be having this Friday when a new Disney Cruise Line vessel sets sail from the Port of Miami. Guests will be joined by Mickey, Minnie, the Disney princesses, and many more of the timeless characters for the cruise vacation.
The Disney Wonder is the first vessel in the line’s fleet that will be based out of South Florida. The majority of the line’s ships are homeported in Port Canaveral in Orlando. The ship is packed with great activities for the whole family to enjoy, including the Oceaneer Lab, where children can get to explore music, science, art, and, of course, video games.
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