Embarking on a cruise can be a great way to relax and escape from reality. However, one’s dream vacation could turn into a nightmare if you’re not careful.
In recent years, cruise lines have been trying to attract a younger, money-savvy demographic. They’ve done so by advertising high-value and low-cost vacation packages. As part of these incentives, one of the things they’re offering is cheap deals on alcoholic beverages.
Unfortunately, this strategy has come with setbacks. In July of 2019, news of a drunken brawl on P&O Britannia off the coast of Norway resulted in several people getting hurt and two others getting arrested.
While cruise lines have different policies on alcohol consumption, passengers can make sure they take responsibility for their actions and protect themselves from the negligence of others.
Most cruise lines have video cameras recording 24/7 throughout their ships. Cruise lines track (count) what and how many drinks passengers buy through their ship cards. Be aware!
Staying away from alcohol-related injuries
Here are a few things passengers can do:
- Monitor their alcohol consumption
- Be hesitant about accepting drinks from strangers
- Use the buddy system when going out for drinks
- Try to avoid confrontations with drunk and aggressive passengers
- Report unruly conduct of inebriated passengers
Injuries can lead to long-term adversity
Cruise ship passengers deserve to enjoy themselves on the vacation of a lifetime. Sadly, the reckless behavior of other passengers can result in serious injury for passengers and their loved ones. In some cases, injuries sustained from alcohol-related incidents can result in time away from work, expensive medical bills and long-lasting impairments. The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., can help injured passengers receive compensation.