How to Plan a Safe Cruise

Bill Harbin Jr By Bill Harbin Jr, 30th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Knowledge is power and this information provides extra knowledge ideas for cruise safety. Travel with a bit more peace of mind after reading this.

How to Plan a Safe Cruise

Whether you are taking a three day cruise close to where you live or doing a 40 day world cruise here are some safety tips you should learn. First time cruisers need to especially pay attention to this information. Seasoned cruisers may pick up some ideas they have not thought about or ignored.

Book Through A Travel Agent

The more people you have on your side in life the better off you will be. Booking through a travel agent gives you one more person on your side. It costs you not one penny more to book through an agent, in fact it will probably save you money because they know of the best deals. You get more support from a live travel agent than from clicking a computer mouse.

In real estate it has been said location is the key. While traveling location and details are most important. Your travel agent can give you details about passports and documentation. Stupid things not to do and smart things to do will be revealed. You have someone to give you free information and guidance and from a real person and not just clicking a mouse.

Where to Book Your Cabin

Your lifestyle can determine where to book the best cabin for you. If you have small children an interior cabin will be safer as there is no balcony rail to climb. Those who may suffer from seasickness need to choose a cabin in the lower center of the ship. That area has the least motion.

For safety if you fear failure of the ship a balcony cabin is best. In case of a fire or sewage failure fresh air on that balcony is best. Although the chances of sinking are very rare if you are claustrophobic that might prevent less panic or allow better escape. A room near the stairs might also give you more peace of mind.

Practice Safety Stuff

It is required to go on the safety drill before the ship sails. Take that seriously and listen. Know where your muster station is and where your life preservers are. Have a discussion with everyone in your group about what you will do in an emergency.

Use common sense and don’t do dumb things. Drinking beyond having control of all your brain in dangerous. Hanging over balconies not listening to warnings can not only end your cruise but your life. I went on a cruise where the wind was so bad a sign said stay off deck ten. After taking a few steps past that warning sign I felt like a kite. I quickly heeded warning signs after that experience.


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Bill Harbin Jr is a freelance writer that had a book published in addition to hundreds of articles. His practical, down to earth advice can be used to find not only value, but perhaps a better life.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Jun 2014 (#)

Thanks for these useful tips that are mostly overlooked - siva

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