San Diego Cruise Ship Injuries

Cruise Injury Lawyers  on Cruises Departing From San Diego Port

San Diego Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

When most Americans plan their cruises, few stop to think of worst case scenarios like accidents and injuries.

Why should they? Cruise companies offer packages promising to take care of everything, from food to entertainment to tours of exotic locations. Any customer would assume that the cruise would take precautions to protect passenger safety as well. Once in a while, however, cruise lines are negligent – and their customers pay the price.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we are all too familiar with this side of giant cruise lines. We believe big companies should be held accountable for their actions, and we think victims of cruise ship negligence deserve a voice.  The law entitles victims to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with recovery – it is not about getting paid for getting hurt, but making sure you have the money you need to get back on your feet and start living your life again. When called upon, we put in the hard work to make sure justice is served and cruise lines are held accountable for their actions so that they will think twice before engaging in this kind of behavior next time.

None of this means that cruise lines are inherently bad or that booking a cruise is a dangerous decision, however. Overwhelmingly, the people who go on cruise vacations have a fantastic time and come back feeling better than when they left – not worse. You just need to do your research beforehand to ease your mind and minimize potential problems.

One of the big things that you need to decide on is where you will be embarking on your cruise. The U.S. is home to 20 cruise ports, and all of them have their sellin points. Below, we are going to provide you with information about cruises sailing out of San Diego.

Sunny San Diego’s port facility is located on the  B Street pier in downtown. The port is relatively small, but the surrounding area offers many attractions for visiting tourists electing to explore a few days before or after their cruise. The port of San Diego has panoramic views, waterfront parks, restaurants, and beautiful walking paths for visitors to enjoy. The port is home to over 20 open space parks, with miles of pathways leading through them. Fishing and boating  piers are also readily available. And if you head inland, there are plenty of other attractions available, such as professional sports venues and the world famous San Diego Zoo.

Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys Detail How to Embark from San Diego

San Diego is often used by cruise ship companies for routes to Mexico, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, and South America.  It is also often used for voyages through the Panama canal.

Azamara. Luxury Azamara Club Cruises has two cruise itineraries departing from the San Diego port: a 12-night Mexican tour and one way, 17-night Panama Canal tour that ends in Miami.

Crystal Cruises. This deluxe cruise line also offers two cruises leaving from San Diego. There is a 13-night cruise through the South Pacific, ending in Papeete, French Polynesia, and a round trip Pacific Coastal cruise lasting 10 nights.

Celebrity. Celebrity Cruises docks their cruise vessel, the Infinity, in the San Diego port. They offer two different one way cruise routes.

  • Panama Canal – The eastbound, 15-night Panama Canal trip stops at ports of call in several Latin American countries before arriving in Florida.
  • Pacific Northwest – Also available is an 11-night tour of the Canadian and United States Pacific Northwest, which ends in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Mexico – Visitors can choose from cruises that last 6, 7, or 8 nights
  • Miami – 14- or 15-night transcanal cruises to Miami featuring stops in Central and South America are available.

Disney. Disney Cruises offers a limited number of cruises starting in San Diego, mostly (but not exclusively) heading south to Central America.

  • Cruise to Nowhere – The whimsically named “Cruise to Nowhere” heads out to sea for 2 nights before returning to port in San Diego.
  • Mexico – Disney offers 3- and 5-night round trip cruise tours of Mexico.
  • Pacific Coastal – Tours of the Northwestern coast with a final docking in Vancouver book for 5 nights.
  • Panama Canal – Two cruises are available through the Panama Canal, with ports of call in Central America. One ends in Galveston, TX and the other ends in Port Canaveral, Florida. Both are 14 nights long.

Holland America. There are a healthy number of Holland America cruises leaving from San Diego, with destinations in Central America, South America, Hawaii, and the South Pacific.

  • Mexico – Cruisers bound for Mexico can purchase a 7-night round trip tour of the Mexican Riviera. There is also a 32-night round trip tour that includes, in addition to several Mexican cities, ports of call in Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. A one-way cruise touring Mexican cities and ending in Callao, Peru books for 15- and 16-night packages.
  • Hawaii – Holland America offers two versions of their round trip cruise to Hawaii, one lasting 17 nights and the other 24.
  • Central America – A 30-night round-trip cruise offers a tour of Central American countries and Peru.
  • Panama Canal – This one way, transcanal packages feature stops in Caribbean destinations and Central American Countries. There are 14-night and 18-night packages that end in Fort Lauderdale, and there are 14-night and 21-night packages that end in Tampa Bay.
  • South America – There is a 23-night tour of South American countries offered with a final docking in Valparaiso, Chile. Extended tours of South America are 32 and 37 nights long with a final destination of Buenos Aires.
  • Tahiti/South Pacific – South Pacific tours book in both round-trip and one-way packages. The round trip tours book for 30 nights and 33 nights. One way tours ending in Vancouver last for 33 nights, and 35-night tours of the South Pacific end in Seattle.

Norwegian. Norwegian Cruise line offers two cruises out of San Diego’s port. The first is a round-trip Mexico cruise that books for 11 nights. The second is  a 31-night, one-way South American tour that ends in Buenos Aires.

Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Help Passengers Who Departing from San Diego

If you have been hurt or made sick by the negligent actions of crew members or cruise companies, we would like to hear from you.  Accidents and injury incidents occurring on cruise ships often require the experience and knowledge of specialized legal teams, as they are subject to maritime law. Traditional accident attorneys will likely not be able to help you in your case.

The cruise injury lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey have over 40 cumulative years of successfully handling maritime cases. We have helped countless victims of cruise company negligence recieve recompense for the wrongs committed against them.

Do not simply assume that the cruise line will do what is right if they are responsible for causing you harm. Reach out to us today before it is too late and set up a free initial consultation through our online contact form. Or if you would prefer another method, try one of the below.



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