Home Cruise Safely How Being Self-Aware Will Keep You Safe

When you choose to go on a cruise as your vacation, there are some stereotypes and stigmas that you might find yourself wanting answers to. Family and friends could tell you tons of stories of cruises that they have heard passed through the grape vine. They know someone who knows someone who knows someone who had a bad experience.

Regardless of the stories you may hear, those are all certain people’s unique experiences that you can’t automatically consider will happen to you as well. When it comes to safety, it is up to you to shape the experience that you have on a cruise. The more aware you are of your surroundings and what is going on, the safer you will be.

1) Keep your money hidden

Robbery and theft of money can occur if you are careless with your money. Not tucking it into your purse or pocket carefully out of sight will prompt a potential robber to seize that opportunity for easy cash. Keep your money close to you and don’t take it out until you absolutely have to make a purchase. Some cruise lines even make it possible for you to preload money onto your room access key.

2) Manage your alcohol intake

If you plan to drink while you are on your cruise it is imperative that you are careful of your level of intoxication. Some of the most common unfortunate incidents that take place on a cruise are when a passenger was too intoxicated – something was stolen from them because they weren’t paying close enough attention or they were attacked on their way back to their room. Don’t put yourself in that situation. If you are drinking, always drink with someone that you came with so that you can keep an eye on each other. If you are going back to your room, make sure that you are not going back alone.

3) Stay hydrated and wash your hands

Staying self-aware of your hydration levels and your hygiene are two great ways to keep yourself safe on a cruise. Dehydration can lead to many unfortunate side affects such as headaches, upset stomach, and more. Don’t let yourself get sick from dehydration. Always drink as much water as you can, especially if you are on a tropical cruise. You are going to be exposed to sunlight at much different levels the closer you are to the equator.

Washing your hands and being conscientious about your hygiene is another important part of your cruise to be self-aware about. Wash your hands whenever you can and carry around around anti-bacterial hand sanitizer for when you aren’t able to wash your hands. A cruise ship has a lot of strangers in close proximity for an extended period of time, making it easy for germs to be spread and people to get sick if you are not careful.

2 replies to this post
  1. Very good suggestions for first time cruises. Not all cruise lines demand life jackets for boat drills at this time.

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