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Top 10 Cruise Safety Tips

Posted November 30th, 2012

As with any type of holiday, it is always a good idea to be prepared when planning a cruise vacation. While there is very little you’ll have to worry about on board, follow our simple guide to cruise safety and you and your family will be relaxing in the sunshine in no time.

Read your Safety Manual

While it may sound a little monotonous, particularly if you are used to travelling, it is always a good idea to read over the information provided to you in your cabin, as it could just save your life in an emergency situation.

Always Supervise Children

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If you are travelling with younger children, make sure that they are supervised at all times. With various ships having a number of swimming pools on deck and the ocean looking ever so tempting, it is a wise idea to keep a close eye on the little ones.

Research your Ports

Dependent upon where you are travelling, you may find that you have the opportunity to disembark at some challenging ports. If you have any concerns for your safety or are even worried about the language barrier at particular ports, be sure to talk to your travel agent, prior to departing.

Understand the Layout of your Ship

Particularly for first time cruisers, the layout of a cruise ship with several decks can be quite overwhelming. Should the unlikely event of an emergency occur, it is good to know where to seek help, so always familiarise yourself with your surroundings.

Use your Cabin Safe

When travelling with valuables or important documentation, such as passports and large amounts of money, be sure to take advantage of your cabin safe, to ensure that your belongings are well taken care of.

Alcohol Intake

While everyone likes to relax with a drink or two, particularly on holidays, some travellers feel the effects of alcohol more amplified at sea, so always be aware of how much you are consuming.

Be Aware of Emergency Procedures

It is very unlikely that an emergency should occur whilst you are on board a luxury cruise liner, although, as the saying goes, ‘it’s better to be safe than sorry’. Always make yourself aware of what to do in case of an emergency on your ship, and attend the compulsory safety demonstration.

Understand Seasickness

Seasickness can not only ruin your entire cruising experience, but it can also become quite dangerous for one’s health. Before embarking on your journey, take the time to investigate some home remedies for seasickness or even talk to your GP about the best course of action to take, should you become ill on board.

Sun Safety

While it may sound like an obvious safety tip, always be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat and appropriate clothing, whilst outdoors. It can be easy to forget these everyday things, particularly when you’re relaxing on holidays, although everyone knows that overexposure to the sun can be deadly.

Stay Hydrated

One of the most common causes of health problems on board cruise ships is simply dehydration. While you’re having a great time on the various decks and exploring shore excursions, be sure to stay hydrated to avoid serious illness.

Travelling on the most luxurious cruise ships in the world, it is easy to let safety and all things serious slip to the wayside. Following these simple tips will help you to stay safe on board, while still enjoying the cruise experience of a lifetime.

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