A cruise ship is a floating hotel with the population of a small city. As a passenger, you are subject to many of the same risks you would encounter in any place where so many people are in close proximity to each other. In any such group, there is a statistical probability that a certain number of crimes will occur.
On cruise ships, most passengers surrender to the vacation mentality and stop paying as much attention to potential dangers as they usually do. It’s a vacation, after all, and the ship feels like a safe place. This attitude makes some passengers more vulnerable than they would normally be at home.
Yahoo! News posted an article stating that some Caribbean Islands may not be as safe as we would hope they are. Islands mentioned allegedly lacking in the area of safety included Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Roatan, Antigua, St. Kitts and Guatemala. Because of this article we thought it would be a good idea to share with you some tips to keep in mind while on your next cruise vacation to keep yourself and the people you are cruising with safe.
Finally, if you have any doubts about where you are visiting make sure to get third-party traveler’s insurance so that if by the of your cruise you decide not to go you will be able to get a partial or possibly full refund. Read our post on third-party traveler’s insurance here.