Cruise companies are not just in the business of selling their customers travel to and from their destinations. When travelers arrive at their destination cruise companies are almost always offer them the option to go on any of a number of excursions which are promoted and sold by the cruise lines.
Though most of these excursions go off without a hitch, there have been several high-profile examples of cruise excursions gone wrong, which have resulted in serious injury, or even death, to one or more cruise ship passengers. For example, last month 12 cruise passengers on excursion were killed in a very serious vehicle crash in Mexico. In certain instances, cruise lines are responsible when their passengers are injured or killed while on excursion.
Cruise companies frequently take passengers into dangerous areas of the world, and then sell them excursions which could potentially put them in harm’s way. For example, we recently blogged about the U.S. State Department’s travel advisory for U.S. citizens considering visiting Jamaica. But despite the warning, cruise companies continue to call upon the island nation.