South Florida will be welcoming three new cruise ships this fall from Carnival Cruise, Royal Caribbean, and Holland America Line. The largest of these three cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s “Harmony of the Seas,” is equipped to handle 6,000 passengers, and will have seven separate “neighborhoods” aboard the ship. The Harmony of the Seas cruise ship is the largest cruise ship ever built and will have an Imax theater, a Skyride “cycling track,” as well as a water park for children. Carnival Cruise and Holland America Line will have similar amenities to serve their passengers.
Be Prepared if You Are Planning on Taking a Cruise
Cruise ships are widely popular, and the unveiling of three extremely large and updated cruise ships only confirms that the cruise ship industry is most certainly booming. However, while cruise ships should be enjoyable vacations, problems can occur at any time without warning. As such, if you take all steps possible to protect yourself, you may be able to reduce the risk that you and your loved ones will suffer an injury or illness while onboard the cruise ship.
Safety tips you and your family should consider when choosing to take a cruise include the following:
- Always wash your hands as foodborne and airborne diseases have the potential to spread on cruise ships;
- Be aware of your surroundings and locate all emergency doors/exits;
- Stay clear of the ship’s railings, especially small children;
- Keep an eye on children in pools and play areas, even if there is a lifeguard on duty;
- Watch out for wet surfaces to avoid slipping and falling on the cruise ship;
- Keep track of your belongings and use a safe to store money and other valuable items;
- Keep a lifejacket close by when at all possible;
- Be conscious of alcohol intake and ensure that if you do decide to consume alcohol, you do so in a safe place; and
- Ensure you get to know the crew members who will be working in your section of the cruise ship.
Overall, despite your best efforts, you or someone you know may become injured or ill on a cruise ship. Such injuries or illnesses may occur through no fault of your own. As such, if you fall victim to a cruise ship injury or illness, it may be time to speak with a South Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorney.
Contact the Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!
Cruise ships are meant to be fun and should be fun. But along with fun comes the risk that injuries or illnesses will occur on a cruise ship. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or become ill from being on a cruise ship, you may want to seek the guidance of a legal professional who can evaluate whether or not the cruise ship is to blame for your injury or illness. With more than 130 years of combined professional experience, Greenberg, Stone & Urbano dedicates a portion of its law practice to cruise ship accidents, serving clients from all across South Florida. Our law firm has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald. To schedule your free consultation to discuss your cruise ship injury or illness with one of our South Florida Cruise Ship Attorneys, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400. You may also contact us online by visiting our website.