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New Jersey Cruise Ship Lawyer

Cruise Ship Accidents

Were you hurt on a New Jersey cruise ship? Are you from New Jersey and were injured on a cruise ship that sailed from another port? If so, you will need a lawyer experienced in cruise ship accidents. A New Jersey cruise ship lawyer will be able to advise you on all the loopholes and traps that are involved in filing a successful cruise ship accident claim.

Whether you were injured on a cruise ship that sailed out of New Jersey or somewhere else, your cruise ship injury claim is likely to end up in Miami. Why is that you might ask? The reason is because of the terms and conditions in your ticket. Cruise ship tickets are basically contracts between you and the cruise ship company. Most potential cruise ship passengers don’t sit down and read the details of what they agree to when purchasing a cruise. They are thinking about the adventure and joy of a cruise ship voyage.

The truth is most cruise ships have forum selection clauses in their tickets. What that means is you agree by purchasing the ticket that you will file any lawsuit in one location or venue. In most cruise ship injury accident cases, that location is the federal court in Miami. So if you are injured on a New Jersey cruise ship your lawsuit will most likely need to be filed in Miami federal court. That is where our Florida cruise ship accident attorneys can help.

Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne New Jersey

The cruise ship industry in New Jersey is centered at Cape Liberty Cruise Port at Bayonne Harbor. This port is the former Bayonne Navy Base/MOTBY facility. It is located approximately seven miles from Manhattan and only 15 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport. Cape Liberty is accessible via mass transportation as well as the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 14A.

Cape Liberty was formed from an agreement between Royal Caribbean and the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority (BLRA) in December 2003. The BLRA and Royal Caribbean agreed to open a cruise ship port in Bayonne Harbor. Remarkably, it was built quickly and within six months the first cruise set sail.

On May 14, 2004 the maiden voyage of the Voyager of the Seas was launched. It marked the first time in 40 years that a passenger ship had sailed from New Jersey. The New Jersey cruise ship industry has continued to grow. In 2011 the BLRA sold Cape Liberty to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey.

New Jersey Cruise Ships

The following cruise ships operate out of Cape Liberty:

  • Rhapsody of the Seas – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Anthem of the Seas – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Celebrity Summit – Celebrity Cruise Lines
  • Azamara Quest – Azamara Club Cruises
  • Mein Schiff 6 – TUI Cruises
New Jersey Cruise Lines

The following cruise lines maintain operations at Cape Liberty:

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • TUI Cruises
  • Azamara Club Cruises

If you were injured on any of these cruise line ships, you should reach out to a NJ Cruise Ship Lawyer to discuss your case. But no matter what, you should get legal advice quickly because the time to make your claim is very limited. In many cases, based on the terms and conditions of your cruise ship ticket you only have six months to make a claim. An experienced NJ cruise ship injury lawyer can guide you and explain all of your options.

New Jersey Cruise Ship Lawyers

Our Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys have the necessary experience in filing lawsuits and claims for passengers who were significantly injured on cruise ships that originated from Cape Liberty in New Jersey or any other port. Our New Jersey cruise ship injury lawyers in Miami represent cruise ship accident victims from New Jersey who were seriously injured on cruise ships that launched from:

  • New York, NY
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Miami, FL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Port Canaveral, FL
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Galveston, TX
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Seattle, WA
  • Barbados
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Tampa, FL
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Charleston, SC

Over the years, our Florida cruise ship accident lawyers have filed claims and lawsuits against most of the major cruise lines from New Jersey, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and throughout the world. Our cruise ship accident attorneys in Miami have represented cruise ship injury victims against cruise ship companies including:

  • Disney Cruise Lines
  • Norwegian
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • MSC
  • Holland America
  • Crystal
  • Seabourn Regent
  • Celebrity
  • Costa
  • NCL (Bahamas)
Representing New Jersey Cruise Ship Injury Victims

Our personal injury lawyers represent cruise ship crew members, passengers and customers who were injured in any form of cruise ship incident or accident including:

  • Cruise Ship Medical Negligence
  • Cruise Ship Rapes or Sexual Assaults
  • Norovirus Illnesses
  • Private Excursion Accidents
  • Trip and Fall Accidents on Cruise Ships and Gangways
  • Negligent Cruise Ship Security
  • Slip and Fall Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Sexual Harassment
  • Drowning and Wrongful Death involving Cruise Ships
  • Cruise Ship Missing Persons
  • Cruise Ship Crew Members Accidents and Injuries

The cruise ship injury attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA are licensed to practice law in Florida and federal courts. Our law firm has strategic alliances with other law firms in nearly all jurisdictions where we are not admitted to practice law. Our Miami, Florida cruise ship injury law firm is located in Miami near the headquarters major cruise lines.

Our cruise ship lawyers have 80 years of collective experience representing people in cruise ship accidents, maritime claims, and wrongful death cases. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis which means that there are no attorney's fees unless we make a financial recovery for you. Contact us today at for a consultation at (877) 475-2905.

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A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
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