Category Archives: Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults


Dec

29

2014

Cruise Ship Worker Who Attacked Passenger Could Get Longer Prison Time

A Holland America crew member who attacked a passenger – attempting to rape and kill the female passenger – may face a tougher punishment than first thought. Because the crimes were ‘so extreme’ and had ‘devastating effects’ on the passenger, a push will be made for tougher sentencing to match the severity of the assault. Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine Koontz has suggested a punishment of…

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Feb

19

2014

Rape on Holland America Cruise Ship? Passenger Accuses Crew Member

In a terrible story, a female passenger aboard the Holland America cruise ship, MS Nieuw Amsterdam, has accused a male crew member of rape and then trying to throw her overboard after the incident. Read the full story here at the Miami Herald. Cruise Ship Injury, Hurt Passengers – More Common Than We Think Though sensational, unfortunately reports like these are all too common and…

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Sep

01

2013

Rape on a cruise ship – predators at sea

  Enclosed is an informative 8:26 minute long video from CNN regarding rape on a cruise ship and predators at sea. “CNN’s Drew Griffin investigates crimes at sea. He talks to a former cruise ship security guard who says women are targets, and he interviews a teen who says she was sexually assaulted on a ship.” View the video online at CNN here. The number…

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Aug

27

2013

Lawyer for rape on cruise ship – legal help is available

  The number of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape claims on cruise ships – by crew members or by other passengers – is much higher and more common than most people think. **Note: Cruise ships are relatively safe – however – if opportunity arises for predators, they may act on them. Claims against the cruise lines, crew or other passengers are common enough and…

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Aug

21

2013

Can I sue for rape on cruise ship?

  Rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment: Incidents like these are extremely unfortunate – though frankly – they occur all to often aboard cruise ships. The number of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape claims on cruise ships – by crew members or by other passengers – is much higher and more common than most people think. Read more here at NY Daily News…“three major…

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Apr

09

2013

Victim of a sexual assault on a cruise ship? You do have legal rights!

Rape and sexual assault: Incidents like these are extremely unfortunate, though frankly, they occur all to often aboard cruise ships. The number of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape claims on cruise ships – by crew members or by other passengers – is much higher and more common than most people think. This is specially important to consider if you are traveling with teenage children who…

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Nov

07

2011

Crew Member Assaults on Passengers

Cruises are wonderful trips enjoyed by thousands of people each year. Despite their great offerings, it is important to remember that dangers exist on cruises. Taking the proper precautions will help passengers enjoy their cruises and avoid potential problems. One unfortunate problem to be aware of is the possibility of crew member assaults on passengers. While the majority of cruise line passengers enjoy trouble-free experiences,…

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Oct

10

2011

Get Legal Help for Sexual Assault on Cruise Ship

Nearly 60 percent of sexual assault victims never report the incident to the authorities, according to annual statistics reported by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (http://www.rainn.org/statistics). Every two minutes a person succumbs to this form of victimization on land and sexual assault on cruise ships is no exception. However, the exact amount of incidence at sea is not reported nearly enough by cruise…

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Jul

04

2011

Physical and/or Sexual Assaults by Crew Members Upon Passengers

Cruise lines advertise their floating cities as a place where people can go to forget all their cares. “Relax completely,” Princess urges its passengers, while Carnival’s motto is “Fun for All. All for Fun.” Underneath the promises of carefree sightseeing, fun, food, and entertainment, though, lurks a real danger. Some passengers will be physically and/or sexually assaulted by crew members on their adventures of a…

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