In light of the negative publicity and information that has surfaced about the cruise ship industry after the Costa Concordia tragedy which resulted in the confirmed loss of 25 lives, the cruise ship companies have had to change their typical game plan for getting people onboard a cruise ship for a fun filled, care free vacation. As a result, the advertising plans have changed. For those who love cruising, and still want to cruise, or those who simply want to try a cruise for the first time, now is a good time. The cruise ship companies are offering a lot of discounts. The New York Times has an article about this and tips on how to get the best deal.
Although there are clearly safety issues involving cruise ships that must be addressed and resolved, and maritime laws that need to be changed to better protect passengers and crewmembers, cruising continues to be good choice for a vacation.
Our maritime personal injury firm continues to act as safety advocates for passengers and crewmembers harmed at sea. We are currently representing passengers from the Costa Concordia. We are available for legal consultation regarding the Costa Concordia matter.