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Cruise Ship Accident Statistics

Taking a trip on a cruise ship can prompt feelings of excitement, joy, and wonder. However, those feelings can change abruptly if something goes wrong.

While cruise ship accidents aren’t as common as some other types of accidents, they do still happen.

Read on to learn some of the facts and statistics regarding cruise ship accidents.

The Data

According to the United States Department of Transportation, from January to September of 2019, a total of 103 people were injured as a result of accidents that happened aboard cruise ships.

Of the 103 people that were injured, Carnival Cruise Lines is the biggest culprit for cruise ship accident injuries with a total of 46 recorded injuries. Next in line was the Royal Caribbean with a total of 30 recorded injuries. These two companies experienced the lion’s share of cruise ship injuries that occurred in 2019.

Other cruise lines also experienced injuries. The following list breaks down all recorded cruise ship injuries from January to September 2019:

  • Carnival Cruise Lines - 46
  • Celebrity Cruise Lines - 5
  • Disney Cruise Line - 2
  • Holland America Cruise Lines - 1
  • MSC Cruises - 2
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines - 12
  • Princess Cruises - 5
  • Royal Caribbean - 30

Data Breakdown

Not all cruise ship injuries are alike. The U.S. Department of Transportation breaks down recorded injuries according to how they were sustained. The following are the various categories that cruise ship injuries are separated by:

  • Homicide
  • Death (suspicious)
  • Missing U.S. National
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault with serious bodily injury
  • Firing or tampering with the vessel
  • Theft > $10,000
  • Sexual assault

We’re Here to Help

If you’ve been injured as a result of a cruise ship accident, our attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano can help. Our team is highly skilled in cases regarding cruise ship injuries and has helped many other people, just like you. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away.

Call Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today at (305) 692-0055 to speak with a Miami attorney about your cruise ship injury case.


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