A seven year old boy was killed in a jet ski accident during a cruise vacation in the Bahamas recently. Interestingly, Royal Caribbean claims that it holds no responsibility since the accident occurred while the boy was on an excursion from the ship.
Most excursion tickets from cruise lines contain disclaimers that the cruise line is not liable for injuries that happen ashore. However, in most instances, the cruise lines are working hand-in-hand with the vendors (like the company that rented the boy the jet ski in this case). However, experienced attorneys can challenge (and overcome) these disclaimers in most situations.
For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section under Airline, Cruise, Bus and Other Mass Transit Accidents.