Do cruise ship passengers have rights? In this video cruise injury attorney Jack Hickey talks about the reasons cruise passengers don’t enjoy many of the rights that they would expect to have. This interview was recorded in the light of the 2013 Carnival Triumph “Poop Cruise”.
Some key points:
- May cruise ships are registered in foreign counties, putting them out of the reach of some U.S. laws and regulations.
- The 2010 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act does not go far enough to protect passengers.
- Cruise ships undergo a surprising number of engine fires, putting passengers and crew members at risk.