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The Caribbean is among the most popular cruise destinations in the world. In the United States, cruises depart from cities along the Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico for Caribbean destinations daily—with itineraries ranging from short three and four-day cruises to weeks-long luxury and celebrity excursions.
Unfortunately, like all cruises, cruises to the Caribbean present risks for passengers and crewmembers. Onboard injuries occur frequently, and cruise accidents involving other circumstances are common as well. At Brais Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing passengers, crewmembers and their families. This includes experience with cruises to:
Sharing an island with Haiti and just a short trip from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic is a popular cruise destination for a variety of different reasons. The country’s unique culture and picturesque landscape draw thousands of cruise passengers every year. There are numerous places to visit and shore excursions to explore throughout the Dominican Republic, including options near each of the country’s six cruise ports:
With its picturesque capital of St. George and its numerous nutmeg plantations that have earned it the nickname “Spice Isle,” Grenada is a popular Caribbean cruise destination as well. Situated between St. Vincent and the northern tip of South America, Grenada isn’t as heavily trafficked as many other Caribbean nations, making it the ideal cruise destination for those seeking a more intimate experience.
Only a short trip from South Florida, the Bahamas are the first stop on many Caribbean cruise itineraries. The Bahamas have two main cruise ports: Nassau on New Providence and Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. On any given day, it is not unusual to see multiple large cruise ships docked at these locations. Unfortunately, the high volume of traffic and travelers in the Bahamas also increases the risk of accidents significantly.
Located south of Cuba and east of the Cayman Islands, Jamaica is another extremely popular Caribbean cruise destination. Jamaica has several cruise ports, including Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Falmouth, Port Antonio, and Kingston. Shore excursions in Jamaica abound as well, and, unfortunately, some of these experiences are safer than others.
For many travelers, a Caribbean cruise wouldn’t be complete without a stop in Mexico. Popular destinations include Cabo San Lucas, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Ensenada, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta. Several cruise lines offer Caribbean itineraries that include these destinations, and we handle claims against all of these cruise lines on behalf of passengers, crewmembers, and families.
Situated just off the coast of Venezuela, Trinidad is a cruise destination for more adventurous travelers. Trinidad is approximately twice as far from the U.S. as the Dominican Republic. Cruise ships dock in the nation’s capital at the Port of Spain, where onshore activities range from cultural experiences to nature interactions.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured on a Caribbean cruise, our lawyers can help you hold the cruise line accountable. For a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights, call 800-499-0551 or tell us what happened online today.