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Americans With Disabilities Act

Cruise ships that are based in the United States, and travel to and from the United States ports maybe subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is not a lot of case law regarding this newer area of the law, but there are reported decisions applying the Americans With Disabilities Act against the cruise ship company, including one case that resulted in a settlement requiring the cruise line company to install fully and partially accessible cabins, accessible public restrooms, new signage, coamings, thresholds, stairs, quarters, doorways, restaurant facilities, lounges, spas. It has also been reported that the Americans With Disabilities Act has been enforced by the Justice Department in a case where a cruise line “agreed to pay $100,000 to nine passengers… five deaf or hard-of –hearing passengers and four passengers who used wheel chairs during cruises of the Hawaiian Islands [and another $40,000 in civil fines]”.

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Maritime Blog Cruise Brett Rivkind is dedicated to bringing boaters and cruisers the latest industry news and informative articles. In his blog, Mr. Rivkind shares his vast knowledge and experience in the maritime legal field, reporting on cruise ship and boating law issues.Learn More
8 THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED OR
HARMED ON A CRUISE SHIP
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  1. The rules of the international maritime organization apply
  2. Assumption of the risk forms
  3. Be careful what you say
  4. Be careful what you write
  5. Be aware
  6. Be investigators
  7. Report immediately
  8. Month deadline so contact a maritime lawyer ASAP
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