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Cruise Holidays 

Cruise ship accidents 

Cruises are often regarded as holidays of a lifetime - allowing people to take in a number of different exotic locations in just one trip. What's more, some modern cruise ships could even be likened to floating cities, complete with everything from restaurants and bars to wave pools, climbing walls, theatres and performance arenas that seat hundreds of people.

With so many people confined to one space and using the same facilities, it is perhaps not surprising that outbreaks of norovirus and similar illnesses are fairly common on cruise ships - but did you know you can make a compensation claim if your cruise holiday is tainted by illness or injury?

Here at Aequitas Legal, our expert solicitors have helped many holidaymakers recover the cost of a ruined holiday, and we can help you too. Call our team today on 01616 383 096 to learn more about your options. Alternatively, fill in our contact form, letting us know the details of the incident and a suitable time to call you back.

How can I be injured on a cruise ship?

The holiday accident team has handled many cases involving accidents on a cruise ship, and the most common causes of injury and illness include:

  • Slipping on the deck

  • Falling due to defective handrails

  • Food poisoning

  • Being struck by a falling object

  • Suffering an injury from defective equipment

What to consider when claiming for a cruise ship accident or illness

Cruises are usually booked through a travel agent or dedicated cruise provider, such as P&O. Holiday firms, including Thomson and Thomas Cook, also offer cruises, and in these cases, and as with package holiday claims, they are responsible for the safety and enjoyment of their customers.

When making these kinds of claims, we take many factors into account, including:

  • The port from which the cruise ship departed

  • The cruise ship's intended destination

  • The country in which the ship is registered

  • The nation in which the cruise company is based

Claiming compensation for ruined cruises can be complex, but that is where we come in. We can guide you through the process and help you make sense of your rights.

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Talk to our advisors

For no obligation advice on the best way to recover what you can following a disappointing cruise holiday, talk to our experienced and specialist team of personal injury lawyers. Contact us now on 01616 383 096 to discuss your options with our experts, or complete our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


"Cruise holidays are becoming more and more popular in recent times. Travellers can benefit from fitting a lot into a one or two week holiday and get the opportunity to visit several ports. Unfortunately accidents can occur causing serious injury and illness."

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