Travel Bulletin

Cruise lines to blame?


The majority of passengers injured on a cruise ship blame the cruise line for the accident, according to a study by US law firm Farah and Farah.

A survey of 1,100 cruise travellers found 54% of respondent­s who said they had been involved in a cruise ship mishap believed cruise ship operators deserved a portion of the responsibi­lity.

The same study also found that 66% of men and 32% of women involved in accidents admitted that drinking was a factor in the cause of the incidents.

Areas most likely to be setting for cruise ship misadventu­re was the outdoor swimming pool area, accounting for 30.9% of accidents, followed by the cabin/hallway (29.9%), bars and clubs (28.9%) and gymnasiums (23.7%).

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