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Central America is home to some of the most diverse environments and cultures in the entire world. Visiting Central America is unlike visiting anywhere else, and going on a cruise is a good way to explore multiple countries with minimal stress in a relatively short period of time.
Cruises depart from U.S. cities on the Eastern Seaboard, the Pacific Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico to visit both sides of Central America. Many cruises pass through the world-famous Panama Canal as well. At Brais Law Firm, we represent passengers and crewmembers who have been injured in Central American cruise ship accidents, and we handle wrongful death claims on behalf of grieving families as well.
Several cruise lines have Central American itineraries departing from the United States. Our lawyers handle claims against all of these cruise lines involving accidents ranging from slips and falls on deck to falls overboard. We also represent passengers and families in cases involving accidents during dangerous shore excursions. This includes (but is not limited to) accidents during cruises to:
El Salvador has two main cruise ports. Acajutla is located on the country’s Pacific Coast in close proximity to Play El Limon, Playa de Acajutla, and Playa Las Flores—and it is a frequent stop on the way to El Salvador’s second cruise port, La Union, further south in the Gulf of Fonseca. Attractions here include the Conchagua Volcano, Mayan historic sites, and pristine beaches.
Most cruises to Honduras visit this Central American country’s Caribbean island of Roatan. There are two cruise ports on Roatan, each serving different cruise lines. Both ports are located on the island’s southern coast, with Mahogany Bay situated just east of Coxen Hole. However, both cruise ports offer access to similar amenities and excursions, including crystal-clear beaches and jungle ziplines.
Nicaragua also has two main cruise ports, both of which are located along the country’s Pacific coastline. Corinto is farther north, not far from Nicaragua’s border with El Salvador. San Juan del Sur is farther south, just a short distance from Costa Rica. Corinto and San Juan del Sur highlight different aspects of Honduran culture, and both are highly desirable Central American cruise destinations.
Costa Rica’s pristine coastlines and dense rainforests draw visitors from around the world. Many cruise passengers use the country’s three cruise ports as basecamps for visiting areas along the coast and deep in the country’s interior. Puerto Limon and Moin are situated on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, while Puerto Caldera serves cruise ships traveling down Central America’s western side.
Maritime laws provide special protections to cruise passengers, crewmembers, and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured on a cruise to Central America, we strongly encourage you to contact us for more information. To speak with an experienced cruise injury lawyer at Brais Law Firm in confidence, call 800-499-0551 or request a free consultation online today.