Accidents in South America’s Ports

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.

Were You Injured as a Ship Passenger or Crewmember on a South American Cruise?

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 a wide range of destinations.

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Over 70 Years of Combined Experience in Maritime Law Sets Brais Law above the Rest

The team at the Brais Law Firm have quality maritime experience and skill that goes unmatched among many other firms. Our firm was founded by Keith Brais who started out as a marine engineer, holding multiple US Coast Guard licenses. He worked in that field until a serious offshore oil rig accident caused him to shift course.

Keith attended law school and went on to excel in maritime law, becoming a certified expert in the field.

After nearly 20 years defending cruise lines and other companies against injury claims, winning a particular case caused him to take pause.

He found himself feeling that the company he represented should have taken some responsibility for the plaintiff’s accident. Keith chose to shift course again and formed a firm comprised of like-minded individuals who work only for those who have been injured in a maritime accident.

When You Need Effective Results, You Can Count on a Maritime Lawyer with Us

Don’t try to pursue your injury claim on your own. A cruise accident attorney at Brais Law makes sure our clients are not low-balled by the insurance company but actually provide fair compensation that covers all damages. Contact us any time to schedule a free consultation. We have successfully represented passengers, crewmembers and families who lost a loved one due to an accident on a cruise 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Puerto Madryn Patagonia
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We Help Families Coping with Fatal South American Cruise Accidents

In addition to representing passengers and crewmembers, we also represent grieving families who are coping with fatal 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.

FAQs: Your Rights after a Cruise Ship Accident in South America

I Caught Some Sort of Illness While on My Cruise—Is the Cruise Line Responsible for My Medical Expenses?

Can I See My Family Doctor at Home in Regard to My Injuries?

What Accidents are Common on Cruise Ships?

I Caught Some Sort of Illness While on My Cruise—Is the Cruise Line Responsible for My Medical Expenses?

Contagious illnesses can be a serious and even deadly in a confined situation such as a cruise ship. Cruise line companies must ensure all steps are taken to protect the health of passengers and crew aboard from the spread of illness. You may be entitled to compensation if negligence resulted in your illness.

Can I See My Family Doctor at Home in Regard to My Injuries?

You should get immediate medical care as needed after you are injured on a cruise but you can see your personal physician when you return home as well. Ensure your doctor understands that you plan to file a claim so any relevant information can be included in the medical report for your case.

What Accidents are Common on Cruise Ships?

A cruise injury lawyer at Brais Law has represented clients in cases such as:

  • Onboard amenities accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Falls overboard
  • Fires
  • Drownings
  • Food poisoning
  • Shore excursion accidents
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Wrongful death

Don’t Face Your Injury Claim Case Alone Discuss Your Legal Rights with a Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer for Free

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.

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