I have seen people run on the decks of the cruise ship to get in line for the waterslide. The deck can be slippery and the person running could slip & fall or run into another person and harm them.
2. Wear Flip-Flops (Decking Can Be Hot)
Decking can be hot and can burn your feet. I always bring an extra pair of flip-flops to use when I want to do the waterslide(s). I usually wear the flip-flops until it is my turn to go and I ask the attendant if I can throw the flip flops down first or place them on my chest for the ride. When I get to the bottom I grab my shoes and when I step out I put my shoes back on. Please make sure the shoes you want to use for this can get wet and remember that they may squeak because of being wet.
3. Don't Get Water in Your Eyes
Some cruise lines and ships use salt water on their waterslides and in their pools. Be very careful not to get salt water in your eyes because salt water may cause your eyes to hurt or burn. Some people wear goggles to help prevent salt water from getting into their eyes.
4. Research the Waterslide Landing
There are a variety of different ways a waterslide ride can end. It depends on the slide. Some waterslides go into a pool. Other waterslides don't have a pool landing. If your waterslide ends in a pool make sure you know how deep the pool is and you might want to know how to swim to get to the side of the pool.
5. Height Guidelines
Make sure you follow the height guidelines that the cruise line has set. These are set as a safety regulation. Usually an attendant will measure kids who look like they may not be tall enough.
6. Getting Stuck On the Waterslide
Sometimes people get stuck while on the waterslide. Some people loose momentum and stop and other people stop because of a low water pressure. If you are stuck in an enclosed slide don't panic! Work your way down to the bottom. If you are in an open slide work your way down and don't panic.
7. Follow Safety Guidelines & All Rules
Cruise lines typically post rules and regulations at the start of the waterslide. Make sure you follow all of the guidelines that are set. Listen to the attendant of when you can go. Do not go before you are told you can go.
8. Don't Leave Children Unattended
Make sure you keep an eye on your children and don't let them break rules or run.
9. Use Waterslide At Your Own Risk
Many waterslides and pools onboard the cruise ships don't have a lifeguard. Cruise ships usually have "Use At Your Own Risk" signs. If somebody gets hurt make sure you get help for them.