Accidents in Caribbean Ports

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.

When Dealing with Caribbean Cruise Ship Claims, Experience Counts

At Brais Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing passengers, crewmembers and their families. Keith Brais has a degree in marine engineering and holds several US Coast Guard marine engineer licenses. After nearly 10 years working aboard vessels around the world, he suffered a career-ending injury in an accident on an offshore oil rig. In trying to understand his rights after the accident, Keith chose to become an attorney. After law school, his skill in handling cases on behalf of maritime companies resulted in him winning many cases and obtaining a board certification as an expert in admiralty and maritime law. After about 20 years, however, Keith had a change of heart after winning a case against an individual that his clients should have taken some responsibility for. At that point he chose to only represent plaintiffs in obtaining rightful compensation.

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Lawyers for Passengers, Crewmembers and Families Coping with Injuries and Deaths from Caribbean Cruises

Contact the Brais Law Firm today to discuss your case in a free consultation. We handle cruise accident cases involving locations from all over the globe and we know what it takes to make sure cruise lines and their insurers take responsibility for their negligence.

We Are Experienced in Handling Maritime Accident Cases Connected with Any Caribbean Cruise Ship Port of Call

Dominican Republic

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:

  • Amber Cove
  • Isla Catalina
  • La Romana
  • Punta Cana
  • Samana Bay
  • Santo Domingo


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.

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FAQs: Seeking Compensation for Caribbean Cruise Accidents

Is the Cruise Line Responsible for My Injuries that Happened during a Shore Excursion?

What Compensation Do I Have a Right to Claim?

Can I Pursue a Wrongful Death Case in the U.S. If a Family Member Died on a Cruise to the Caribbean?

Is the Cruise Line Responsible for My Injuries that Happened during a Shore Excursion?

Cruise lines are responsible for ensuring the safety of passengers throughout their trip but this area of maritime law can be complicated. A cruise accident lawyer with us has obtained compensation for individuals hurt during a shore excursion so it is important that we discuss your case as soon as possible.

What Compensation Do I Have a Right to Claim?

Cruise ship injury cases can be serious and have long-lasting damages. An injury attorney on our team may be able to get you compensation for:

  • All medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and loss of earning potential
  • And other damages

Can I Pursue a Wrongful Death Case in the U.S. If a Family Member Died on a Cruise to the Caribbean?

The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) pertains specifically to tragedies such as this. Our team of maritime lawyers is very knowledgeable in this federal law and we may be able to file a wrongful death claim on your behalf. Call to schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific case.

Were You or a Loved Injured in a Caribbean Cruise Accident?

If you or a loved one was seriously injured on cruise ship or while on an associated shore excursion in the Caribbean, a maritime attorney on our team 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.

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