Tips For Safety Onboard The Cruise Ship:
1. Attend the required muster station drill onboard your cruise. Make sure you learn the emergency procedures, where you will go in the event of an emergency, and other information that is presented during the drill. Make sure you listen and pay attention to any demonstrations or information spoken.
2. Ask questions if unsure about safety. Ask a crew member or guest services.
3. Report security concerns.
4. Wash hands constantly to try to avoid illness.
5. Use caution when navigating stairwells, hallways, or outside decks. Use handrails and never run.
6. Always be alert, use caution, and common sense while on the cruise ship.
Packing Some Extra Items As a Safety Precaution:
Consider bringing these items in your luggage as a safety precaution:
1. Flashlight w/ Batteries
2. Hand Sanitizer
3. Bring extra prescription medications or over the counter medications in case your cruise gets unexpectantly extended.
4. Keep insurance and emergency contact numbers with you.
5. Bring some non-scent disinfectant spray for common surfaces in your room if you are worried about how clean your stateroom really is.
Side Note: Cruise ship safety can be broken down into many different categories. For staying healthy onboard, which I consider to be a part of safety, look at the "Staying Healthy On Your Cruise" blog post that is further down on this page.
There are many people who cruise each year and most cruises have no or a very minor incident onboard. Incidents can happen unexpectedly onboard the cruise ship. Always use common sense, caution, and be prepared for the worst.