LexisNexis Products Cover Cruise Ship, Maritime And Admiralty Law

LexisNexis Products Cover Cruise Ship, Maritime And Admiralty Law

Watching news footage of the Carnival Splendor cruise liner being towed into San Diego Bay in November 2010 was a reminder that, sometimes, cruises don't go well. Disembarking passengers told tales of three days adrift on the Pacific Ocean off of Mexico with little food, backed-up toilets, no air conditioning, no hot water and dark cabins.

Although the cruise line has offered the nearly 4,500 passengers refunds, reimbursement for transportation costs and a free future cruise of equal value, litigation is likely. And litigation against a cruise line involves different rules requiring attorneys skilled in Maritime and Admiralty laws.

LexisNexis offers several resources related to Maritime and Admiralty Law: 

  • Benedict's Cruise Ship Law is the most complete research tool in the field of cruise ship law. All the materials needed to practice cruise ship law are in this one volume treatise, including an overview of cruise ship law, discussion of governmental regulation and cruise ship law, practice and procedure as it relates to cruise ship law, issues related to passenger injuries abroad a cruise ship, issues related to seamen aboard cruise ships and specific problems which can arise when a cruise line owner or operator becomes insolvent.
  • Benedict on Admiralty's Cruise Ship Law is also available online to lexisnexis.com subscribers. If you do not have a lexis.com ID, you can get information on how to subscribe here.
  • Benedict on Admiralty is the most complete research tool in the field. All the materials needed to practice maritime law are in this one set, including concise discussion of every current issue, explanations of court opinions and their implications, reprints of hard-to-find primary source material, charter parties and clauses, treaties, admiralty rules, marine insurance forms and practice and procedure forms on a variety of maritime issues.