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Unfortunately, there are more sexual assaults and batteries on cruise ships than the cruise lines would lead you to believe. If the sexual assault or battery involves a crew member, the cruise line can certainly be liable for that crew member’s conduct under the circumstances. If this were to happen to you, of course you would want to bring it to the attention of law enforcement officials at the next port of call. You’d want to bring it to the attention of cruise line security and hope they would take some proactive measures towards determining what had happened. Additionally, if the assault happened in a particular place and there’s an opportunity to gather physical evidence, you might want to do that as well.

Cruise lines can be held responsible for the intentional torts, the intentional acts of their employees. Additionally, cruise lines can be held responsible under certain circumstances for failing to control the behavior of other passengers. All cases are fact-specific. You’d need to have the case examined and evaluated by a competent attorney.