Accidents in Central America Ports

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.

No Matter Where in the World Your Maritime Accident Happened, Brais Law Wants to Help

Our experienced team of maritime attorneys has helped passengers and crewman in injury cases involving a Central America cruise accident. When it comes to international waters and ports in other countries, you don’t want just any personal injury firm handling your case. Keith Braise has nearly a decade of experience working as a marine engineer and over 30 years’ experience handling maritime accident cases. Our team believes in one-on-one personalized client care and never letting you feel lost in the crowd—we work on the basis of quality, not quantity. We are dedicated solely to helping those who have been hurt by another’s negligence get the compensation they need and deserve to recover.

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Maritime law involving cruise ship going to other countries can be complicated but we are well-versed in how to handle all aspects of these types of cases. Contact us from anywhere in the world to arrange a time to discuss your case in a free consultation with an attorney on our team.

Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers for Cruises to All Central American Destinations

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

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

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.

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Is the Cruise Line Liable after I Was Sexually Assaulted Onboard?

Rape and sexual assaults on cruise ships happen to passengers and crewmembers alike far more often than many are aware. Whether intoxication was involved or not, the cruise line does have a responsibility to protect its passengers and we may be able to get you compensation for this traumatic ordeal.

How Do I File a Claim Under the Jones Act?

The Merchant Mariner Act, or Jones Act, requires that you provide evidence of your employer’s negligence when submitting a claim. A cruise crew lawyer with us can help you navigate your case by thorough investigation to obtain evidence of liability and then submit an effective claim on your behalf.

I Got Really Bad Food Poisoning While on a Cruise, Do I Have a Right to Compensation?

No matter where in the world your cruise ship takes you, the cruise line has a responsibility to ensure safe and sanitary preparation of the food served on board. Discuss your food poisoning case with an injury attorney on our team and see what we may be able to do for you.

Were You or a Loved One Injured on a Cruise to Central America?

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.

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