Cruises provide a great vacation getaway for millions of Americans every year. You read about the great entertainment, tremendous buffets, and fun island excursions. What you don't read about are the serious injuries and deaths that occur on cruise ships every year. Many injuries and deaths are due to the negligence of the cruise ship operators and dangerous conditions on the boat. A wrongful death lawsuit was recently filed against the Disney Cruise line by a New York widow, whose husband died last year during a Mediterranean cruise. The suit alleges that the ship doctor misdiagnosed his condition and that EMT's were slow to respond to a life threatening situation. The man died 17 days later. The suit seeks compensation for the loss of her husband.