Sexual Abuse and Rape on Cruise Ships
When a vacation becomes a nightmare.
The cruise industry has grown tremendously in recent years, offering fun and relaxing vacations at attractive prices. A cruise ship houses hundreds of employees and staff responsible for operating the ship and making the customers' vacations enjoyable. There are, however, many examples of sexual predators working as crew who prey upon vulnerable, underage passengers in particular. Cruise ship operators rarely, if ever, warn passengers about the dangers known to the cruise line.
Under the law, a cruise ship has a very strict duty to provide safe transport to passengers. When a passenger is raped or sexually assaulted by a crew member or employee, the cruise line may be strictly liable for all of the victim's damages.
Our lawyers have successfully handled cases arising from rape and sexual abuse aboard cruise ships.