Going on a cruise can be the experience of a lifetime. Honeymoons – sailing around the Caribbean and experiencing the wonders of the world on board a luxurious ocean liner can be an experience never to forget, although sometimes for all the wrong reasons. The cruise industry has a sterling safety record, however, holiday accidents at sea still do occur.
What can cause an holiday accidents while on a cruise?
A cruise should be a once in a lifetime opportunity to relax and enjoy yourself in luxury – swimming pools, casinos, entertainment and black tie events. But unfortunately an accident can still occur on board a cruise ship. Here are some of the more common causes of cruise ship holiday accidents:
- Rogue waves
Accidents are not the only causes of concern on a cruise ship. Being in such a confined space with so many people over an extended period of time, leads cruise ships to be vulnerable to other dangers such as waterborne and airborne diseases. These include, but are not limited to:
- Norovirus: The most common cause of gastroenteritis in developed countries and is so widespread that only the common cold is reported more frequently. Symptoms usually last between 1 and 3 days and generally resolve without treatment or long term consequences. The incubation period of the virus averages about 24 hours.
- Legionnaire’s disease: Other pathogens which can colonise pools and spas, including those on cruise ships, include Legionella, the bacteriium which causes Legionnaires’ disease.
Have you been injured whilst boating/on a cruise? Then you may be entitled to travel accident compensation
If you have hurt yourself whilst actually travelling to or within your destination country, you are eligible to claim travel accident compensation. Travellers and holidaymakers are entitled to make a claim regardless of where the accident occurred.
I have been affected by the above information, should I contact Accident Advice Helpline?
If you have been affected by any of the above information then don’t hesitate to contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Our friendly and professional advisers are on hand 24/7 to deal with your query and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claims.
With over a decade of experience in providing compensation, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. Alternatively, try our online compensation calculator and you can find out in less than 30 seconds if you qualify for travel accident compensation.
Date Published: November 26, 2013
Author: David Brown