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What exposes passengers to getting hurt on cruise ships?

Of the over 24 million people that take cruises annually, a recent Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) report shows that 19 of them die falling from their ships each year. Each time an incident like this occurs, researchers learn a lot more about what can be done to prevent these types of incidents from occurring.

Cruising during hurricane season can increase your risk of injury

Hurricane season is now officially half the year -- from the beginning of June through the end of November. Of course, hurricanes can and do occur outside of this period. Therefore, if you want to make your next vacation a cruise, it may be hard to schedule one at a time when running into a hurricane or severe storm isn't a possibility -- particularly if you have kids and need to sail during the summer.

What are the dangers you face when taking a cruise?

There are many reasons that thousands of individuals take cruises to popular vacation hot spots each year. One of those reasons is that cruises are all-inclusive. Passengers don't have to worry about booking a hotel, making restaurant reservations or coming up with things to do. It's all done for them. What you often don't hear much about on the news though is just how dangerous cruise ships can be.

Cruises aren't always fun and games

Passengers who are heading out to sea on a cruise ship expect a fun-filled adventure that lets them escape the daily humdrum of regular life. While many passengers will have this exact experience, it is also possible that some will suffer from an injury while they are on the ship.

Cruise ship crashes into Honduran dock

It feels like a story like the one we are to report on occurs every month or so, and unfortunately here we are yet again. The story in question occurred at a port in Honduras, where a 902-foot cruise liner that is capable of carrying nearly 2,700 people crashed into the rocks near the port after it approached at an unsafe speed.

Playa del Carmen explosion injures 25 cruise ship passengers

A terrifying cruise ship accident in Playa del Carmen left a disputed number of passengers and individuals on a dock injured. The incident was captured on camera and the caught the eye of the wider internet recently, with the explosion that ripped a hole in the side of the ship "going viral." A preliminary investigation into the cruise ship accident by the Port Administration of Quintara Roo faulted a mechanical failure with the ship. But officially, that has not been confirmed yet.

Fire on Florida casino boat causes dramatic scene

A boat that takes passengers to and from the Florida mainland to an island offshore so that they can gamble at a casino caught fire recently, leaving 49 people in a dire situation that they thankfully escaped. The boat accident happened outside of Port Richey, FL. As it was leaving shore, the boat encountered some technical problems and the operator turned the vessel around to head back to shore.

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