Cruises are one of the most enjoyable vacations you can take. But, not everything that glitters is gold. A cruise ship should be looked at as a small city on the water. As in most small cities, crime does happen.
9 Cruise Safety Tips
1. Keep your guard upIt is natural to let your guard down on vacation, especially on a cruise ship. Life is good, the water is warm, the booze is flowing, the food is scrumptious — the ship seems like paradise.You need to be aware of your surroundings on a ship just as you would in a big city. Don’t walk down darkened hallways; keep your distance when tempers flare; don’t accept drinks from strangers. If your gut tells you something is wrong, it probably is. And don’t keep it a secret, either; notify the Purser’s Office the minute you suspect trouble.2. Research your shipThe best reports come from the Vessel Sanitation Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which routinely inspects ships for cleanliness, repair, food preparation and storage, water qualit