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"The cruise industry does not have to comply with US labor laws," the maritime lawyer Jim Walker said.

A lawyer who represents cruise-ship workers reveals why it’s nearly impossible for them to sue their employers when they feel like they’ve...

Cruise lines include arbitration requirements in their contracts with employees, making it very difficult for workers to sue them.

The world’s biggest cruise ship has robot bartenders, a water slide with a 92-foot drop, and a nine-story zip-line — here’s what it ...

Royal Caribbean's 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship. It debuted in 2018.
The cruise industry is a lucrative business for its major companies. Their success comes at a steep cost to their workers.

17 hours a day, 7 days a week: Cruise-ship workers describe the grueling conditions they face on the job

Business Insider spoke with 45 current and former employees of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and other cruise lines.
Cruise ships foster an intense hookup culture.

Cruise-ship workers say they have so much sex that it’s like college

Sex among cruise ship workers is pervasive, current and former cruise ship employees told Business Insider.
"Cruise passengers have, really, no rights that they could enjoy in the US," lawyer Jim Walker said.

A lawyer reveals a legal nightmare you can face on a cruise ship

Cruise ship passengers can be exposed to legal systems that don't provide the same protections they would find in the US.
Cruise ship workers said they were disappointed by their limited free time and long hours.

Cruise ship workers reveal the most disappointing things about their jobs

Cruise shop workers who described both positive and negative experiences told Business Insider they were disappointed by some part of their jobs.

A Royal Caribbean passenger was banned from the cruise line for life after she stepped over the railing and stood on the edge of her ship to pose for ...

A Royal Caribbean International passenger was photographed standing on the edge of her ship, The Sun first reported.
Costa Cruises' Costa Pacifica ship.

A 75-year-old cruise ship passenger jumped overboard a Carnival-owned ship between Portugal and Spain

A Costa Cruises representative said the woman "voluntarily" jumped from the balcony in her cabin on the Costa Pacifica ship.

A lawyer who represents cruise-ship workers reveals one thing passengers do that’s terrible for some crew members

Some cruise-ship workers have seen their pay decrease since cruise lines moved from cash tips to automatic gratuity.
Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Royal Caribbean has a $250 million private island for its cruise passengers that has a 135-foot-tall waterslide — here’s what it looks lik...

In May, Royal Caribbean International opened Perfect Day at CocoCay, a private island in the Bahamas available to passengers on the company's ships.