International Cruise Victims Organization
The primary objectives of the International Cruise Victims Organization (ICV) are twofold:
- to provide support to victims of crimes that occur on cruise ships;
- to act as an advocate for legislative reform to protect passengers from crimes and increase the rights of victims of crimes that do occur on cruise ships.
What We Do
Cruise ship passengers that have had crimes committed against them often feel alone and frustrated by the jurisdictional uncertainties and poor treatment by cruise companies. Our goal is to provide assistance to these victims in any manner possible. By pooling our experiences, we can serve as an invaluable resource to passengers that have been victimized on cruise ships.
The cruise industry is increasing in size in a dramatic manner yet cruise companies are largely unregulated and unaccountable for protecting passengers from crime and for assisting passengers after crimes have been committed. Our united efforts in support of legislation can more effectively counter the cruise industry’s extensive and self-promoting lobbying efforts. By gathering and circulating more accurate information on cruise crimes, we can assist Congress with successfully regulating the cruise industry.
Membership of the ICV is not limited to victims of cruise crimes and their families; to the contrary, the ICV welcomes as members any individuals that believe in our objectives and would like to offer their assistance. The privacy of our members is always protected.
As an organization and without judgement, we (ICV) are reporting and publishing incidents/stories that have submitted to us by victims and family members. We are providing the public, previous and future cruise travelers, and our viewers with such details. Our mission is intended to increase awareness of potential safety threats, due to current under-regulated laws and guidelines of cruise line accountability.