Top tips for Cruise Safety

Top tips for keeping everyone safe on a cruise

Cruise Safety Priorities

Holidays are a part of the year every family looks forward to the most. Who wouldn’t love
spending a few days going from place to place with no responsibilities other than staying
safe and having fun? That’s exactly why cruising is fast becoming one of the most popular
ways to getaway. Every cruise company assures their passengers of the ship safety, but
just like any other holiday, it’s worth spending a little time learning what you should and
should not do to get the best out of your cruising experience. Here are our top tips Cruise Safety.

Cruise ship on sea Cruise Safety priorities and tips

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1. Go easy on the booze

While this might seem like an obvious piece of advice, it’s way too easy to let yourself drink
more than you should, especially when you’re away from work, school or any other
responsibility. It’s even easier if you’re on a cruise where drinks are all-inclusive. There’s
nothing wrong with drinking a little to lighten the mood, but you should always do it
responsibly. Alcohol is the biggest contributing factor in personal safety incidents on cruises,
so everyone needs to be aware of their limit. Even something as small as not being fully
conscious of things going on around you could spoil not only your holiday, but also other
people’s experience.

2. Use your safe

Cruise ships provide passengers with a safe in every cabin for a reason. To avoid losing
your valuables during your trip, make sure you put them in the safe before heading out onto
the deck just to be sure. Though small, the safe in your cabin should have enough room to fit
small items like jewellery, cash and gadgets. Truthfully, it’s best to leave the valuables that
you can’t afford to lose at home. After all, most of them are completely unnecessary when
your’e enjoying a cruise.

3. Don’t skip the muster drill

Muster drills are the most essential safety precaution on any cruise ship. This is where you
learn how to don a life jacket, what the alarms mean, and how they sound. You also learn
where your muster station is, which is highly important in an emergency. Make sure not to only attend drills, but to pay close attention during them. Even if you’ve heard the
instructions a dozen times, it never hurts to re-memorise all of the  procedures.

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4. Be aware even when you’re on land

Most cruisers who become crime victims are targeted not while on-board, but while they’re
ashore. It’s very easy for locals to rob your wallet if you put it in an unsafe place, like the
back pocket of a backpack. Make sure you put your cash, camera, and other valuables
inside your bag and hold it to the front of you while walking in crowded areas. Buses,
subways, and busy streets are the most common places where tourists lose their
belongings, so make sure you hold onto your bags tightly in these areas.

Pisa , keeping safe while abroad

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Check out our post for keeping your children safe in the pool on a cruise

This is a Guest post all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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Donna Vallance
Donna Vallance

Donna loves cruising with her husband and two teenage boys. Having cruised with the children from a young age she feels it is the perfect way to experience the world safely. Her boys are social butterfly’s and love meeting other children their own age whilst onboard some of the most extraordinary floating ships.

She also writes over at Like Love Do, a travel memoir of her trips, from London to far off beaches. She has an eye for the unusual and like to go off of the beaten track just to find the perfect photo. With a passion for photography and exploring cruising has become the perfect holiday choice.

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