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:
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