If you plan on being outside for any length of time you need to make sure you bring sunscreen that will protect you from u/v rays and the sun. Bring enough sunscreen for you and your family. However, don't forget to actually put it on before going outside. You may still get sunburned, if you are like me, but the sunscreen should help protect you. Put the sunscreen on as recommended by the label on your bottle and don't forget to reapply if the directions state the protection only lasts for a certain amount of time.
Getting a sunburn during your cruise vacation could put a damper on your vacation or make you feel terrible.
Reminder #2: Parents Watch Your Kids At Pools
No matter what type of pool, slide, or water recreation activity your child wishes to participate in, make sure you keep an eye on him or her. Most cruise ship pools have no lifeguards and are use at your own risk. The pools on ships can be used year round in some destinations, so this tip doesn't just apply to cruises that sail in the Summer. Parents need to watch their children closely to make sure nothing happens to them. It is always much better to be safe than sorry!
Reminder #3: Be Careful & Don't Run On Your Cruise Ship
Sometimes cruisers get excited and will run or jog on the cruise ship to get somewhere faster. I have seen not only children do this, but adults too. You could injure yourself or someone else. If a deck or walkway is slippery you could get hurt. Also, the motion of a ship could mess up your balance and you could get hurt or hurt someone else. The moral of the story is don't run.
Reminder #4: Chair Hogging - Don't Do It!
When the warm temperatures come the likelihood of hogging public deck chairs increases. When cruisers try to reserve deck chairs for periods of time by placing their stuff in them, this is referred to as hogging deck chairs. Leaving your stuff in a deck chair unattended could result in it getting lost or stolen. If you need to step away quickly from your deck chair for a very short period of time it is acceptable to try to save your deck chair (like using the bathroom or getting a quick drink from a nearby place), but otherwise give up your chair to someone else who may really want it. Some cruisers get frustrated when others have many seats saved for long periods of time and there are no other poolside deck chairs available.
Reminder #5: For The Ports - Keep Track of Time & Be Back Before The Designated Time
Sometimes cruisers get off in a port of call and then get too wrapped up in their excursion or activity, which causes them to forget about getting back to their ship on-time. Although this is an issue that pertains to all cruises, it is important to remember to give yourself plenty of time to get back to the ship before the designated return time. Once your ship has sailed, you are probably out of luck and will have to find transportation to meet the ship elsewhere. The simple solution is to keep track of time, get back to the ship early, and then you can enjoy watching others rush back to the ship because they arrived near the last possible second!