Cruise and passenger ships
Cruise and passenger ships are also a part of our legal maritime sectors.
Cruise and passenger ships are merchant ships whose primary function is to carry passengers. This category of vessels does not include cargo vessels which have accommodations for limited numbers of passengers.
When things go wrong on a passenger ship, the potential risk to human safety, as well as to the reputation and business of the shipowner, make incidents involving cruise and passenger ships highly sensitive and stressful situations.
We are positioned to serve cruise and passenger ships owners, operators and insurers in the most serious passenger ship and ferry accidents. Our international maritime lawyers’ network, which includes crisis communication experts with passenger ship and ferry experience, is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year, to help if your ship is ever involved in an incident. They can be at the scene quickly, at any time, wherever it is, to provide legal assistance. We understand the importance of reputation in the maritime industry. We can help you work with the media, and guard your reputation.
Prevention is better than cure. As an owner or operator of a passenger ship you will need legal advice to prepare you in case things go wrong. We can help you with passenger and crew claims, crew and management agreements, and advising you on regulations governing the employment of crew, and ticket conditions.
We can help you on all other aspects of the cruise business – shipbuilding and repair, ship purchase and finance, corporate acquisitions and shareholder agreements.
The firm helps all leading shipping operators such as :
- Cruise and passenger ship owners.
- Cruise and ferry operators.
- P&I clubs.
- Port and terminal operators.
- Underwriters and traders.
- Cargo, logistics and warehousing industries.
We can also help you with: