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.
Here are some ways to ratchet up your own awareness when on a cruise ship:
April 14, 2018 by Jonathan Mark, Cruise Fever
When you are booking a cruise you will have the option of choosing an interior cabin, a cabin with a view, or a balcony cabin. And then , of course, there are suites which have balconies, a huge space, and often come with a butler. But for this article, I want to mention 5 of the biggest reasons for choosing at least a balcony stateroom. Yes, they do cost more, and you might be tempted to just get an ocean view, but here are some things to consider before you make that decision for your next cruise.
Most balcony staterooms have floor to ceiling transparent doors which give you a much better view than just a window, whether it be a porthole or full sized window. And let’s face it, when you are cruising it’s all about taking in the sights. What better way to enjoy these sights than from the comfort of your own room where you can order free room service and put your feet up.
Ocean Air Anytime You Want It
For me this is the biggest reason to get a balcony stateroom. Even if you can still see the ocean with a window in your stateroom, or imagine it with an interior stateroom, there is nothing like feeling the ocean breeze as you cruise from island to island. When the cruise ship really gets moving the breeze can be a little too intense, but even if you want to stay inside your cabin and leave the door open a little it’s nice to breathe in that ocean air. Most cruise ships want you to keep the door closed but this is mostly because they don’t want to pay for keeping a room cool if the door is open. Just make sure you turn the thermostat up or down depending on the temperature outside.
Carnival Cruise Line recently announced accomplished musical artist and actress, Queen Latifah, will be the godmother of the line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.
Carnival’s President, Christine Duffy, said, “With her fun-loving spirit and positive, can-do attitude, Queen Latifah embodies our brand and knows how to ‘Choose Fun’ in everything she does.”
Queen Latifah will participate in Carnival Horizon’s official naming ceremony, and a Lip Sync Battle: Horizon showcase during the Carnival Horizon Gala in New York City on May 23, 2018.
The Gala will also recognize Carnival Cruise Line’s longtime partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with a check presentation donating funds raised from various activities and events. In addition, the artwork created by more than 30 St. Jude patients will be unveiled. This artwork will appear on the Dreamscape – a beautiful three-deck-high LED sculpture in the ship’s atrium.
For more information about Carnival Horizon, and all other Carnival ships, call Imperial Cruise & Travel today at 1-480-758-5147 to speak with one of our friendly cruise consultants.
Thelma Pruitt has been an avid fan of cruising for some time and feels this is a great way to see several different islands in one amazing trip. She loves to help her clients plan their vacations whether it's by land or sea.