Close Call, Near Drowning on Royal Caribbean Cause for Safety Concern on Cruise Ships?

Another near drowning on a cruise ship recently happened – this time on the Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas. Read the full story here.

The big question becomes – “should cruise lines maintain lifeguards on their ships to manage the pools and the passengers who use them?”

Does NOT HAVING a lifeguard on duty open the cruise line up to potential lawsuits?

Perhaps. Cruise ships that don’t have lifeguards post warning signs to their passengers to swim at their own risk. But is that enough? Will a cruise line eventually be held liable for a swimming pool injury or drowning? Will the potential of incurring a lawsuit force their hand to begin employing lifeguards.

Passenger safety on cruise ships

At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we’ve been asking questions just like this one for more than 2 decades. Cruise ship safety is a key concern for our law firm as is helping to establish passenger rights.

The question is – can the cruise ship environment be safer for children, adults and older passengers?

We’ve worked with passengers who were injured in and around pools, slides, hot tubs and other water features on cruise ships. We’ve helped hundreds of injured passengers understand what their legal options are and how to get started with legal action if necessary.

All of this starts with a free, no obligation consultation with one of our lawyers. To contact our firm, please call at 1-800-905-2891, email at or fill out a quick and easy contact form by clicking here.

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