International Cruise Ship Claims

Cruise ships may look sparkling clean and safe, but behind the surface lays an industry that lacks any formal regulation – and all-too-often, accountability — for what occurs on-board. And, unfortunately, plenty goes on: sexual crimes that are unreported. Violent assaults covered up by ship personnel. Passengers that go missing — never to be seen again. And perhaps the most troubling problem of all: an industry that has become skilled at holding off any attempts at reform.
We will continue to help in any way we can to ensure that the appropriate regulations and safeguards are enacted by Congress — so that dream vacations don’t turn into nightmares.

Most people are shocked when they learn just how poorly policed the cruise industry is — or how easily victims can find themselves with no recourse for the harm they have suffered. Most law firms don’t appreciate the true situation, either, because they rarely — or never — handle these cases.Gerson & Schwartz P.A, has experience, both on behalf of victims of cruise ship crime and in maritime litigation, has helped us develop a national reputation in this important, but poorly understood, area of law.

So much so that Ken Carver, president of the advocacy group International Cruise Victims (ICV), has asked for our help in making the case for federal legislation to protect the rights of cruise ship crime and negligence victims — and to assist in fostering a dialogue with the cruise industry. It has been our privilege to help ICV by providing legal counsel, helping to direct policy goals, and advancing legislative reform. We’ve introduced ICV to the National Center for Victims of Crime, resulting in a terrifically successful alliance between the two groups.

Contact a lawyer and Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. today. There is no fee to talk to us about your case. Call us at 305-371-6000 or email us at

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