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South America has become a top destination for cruise passengers in recent years. From cruises departing the U.S. for weeks and months-long South American itineraries to cruises departing from Tierra del Fuego for Antarctica, there are options for everyone. Cruise ports in cities on South America’s Atlantic and Pacific Coasts welcome visitors with open arms, as tourism is a major contributor to many local economies.
But, regardless of your destination, cruising presents risks. This is true for both passengers and crewmembers. Cruise ship accidents are alarmingly common. At Brais Law Firm, we represent passengers, crewmembers, and their families following accidents on South American cruises to:
Comprising more than half of South America’s Pacific Coast, Chile offers numerous options for travelers. Some of the most popular destinations in Chile include the Chilean Fjords, Cape Horn, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, and Valparaiso.
While Columbia is a destination on its own, many cruise passengers visit this incredible country during Caribbean cruises and trips through the Panama Canal. Cruise ports in Columbia include Cartagena de Indias, Isla Providencia, San Andres, and Santa Marta.
Situated on the Pacific Coast between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador is perhaps the most well-known to travelers as the gateway to the Galapagos Islands. But there is plenty to see on the mainland as well, with most cruise lines stopping at Guayaquil, Manta or Sua Atacames on their South American voyages.
Peru has five main cruise ports located along this South American country’s vast and beautiful coastline. Depending on a South American cruise’s itinerary, it may stop at one or more of the following Peruvian destinations: Callao Lima, Iquitos, Matarani, Pisco General San Martin, and Salaverry.
Similar to Colombia, Venezuela is often included as a South American destination on longer Caribbean cruises. This country on South America’s Caribbean coast has three major cruise ports: Blanquilla Island, Isla Margarita, and La Guaira Caracas.
From Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina has several bucket-list cruise destinations as well. Along with these two cities, South American cruises frequently visit the cruise ports of Comodoro Rivadavia, Mar del Plata, Puerto Deseado, and Puerto Madryn Patagonia.
In addition to representing passengers and crewmembers, we also represent grieving families who are coping with fatal South American cruise accidents. If you have tragically lost a loved one under any circumstances on a South American cruise, we strongly encourage you to speak with one of our lawyers about filing a wrongful death claim against the cruise line.
No matter what happened, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on a South American cruise, you and your family deserve justice. Our lawyers are here to help. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation, call 800-499-0551 or tell us how we can reach you online now.