Cruise Safety

Cruise Safety – What You Can do in Case of an Emergency

POSTED April 9th 2019 BY Travel Writer
It rarely happens but when an emergency occurs on a cruise ship it is a huge logistical undertaking to keep everyone safe and in extreme cases get them evacuated off the ship. Well, it just happened. The cruise ship the Viking Sky was sailing in waters along the Norwegian coast when the engine failed in rough seas stranding the ship. They airlifted half of the...
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Alarm Your Hotel Room Door to Help Keep Intruders Out

POSTED March 6th 2019 BY Beth Williams
Is it safe to stay in a hotel alone as a woman? If you’ve ever been concerned about someone unexpected entering your hotel room while you’re inside? The problem while not prevalent is real. Even with security protocols in place, well-meaning hotel personnel like housekeeping and maintenance staff might open room doors for guests encountered in the hallway. They may even use a tool to...
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Staying Safe In Port

POSTED October 6th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Major national and international initiatives went into effect to heighten the security of ships and ports in 2004. What effect have they had on the safety of cruise passengers ashore? The answer, is probably none directly, though there is an increase in safety within the ports themselves, because of the better fencing, increased surveillance and more intense review of identification documents as passengers and others...
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What Every Beach or Pool-Goer Needs to Pack, and it’s not Sunscreen

POSTED March 3rd 2018 BY Beth Williams
Thefts at beaches and pools increase during the busy vacation season when tourists and locals flock to the water.  Most beachgoers leave their wallets, cell phones, cameras or other valuables while they go for a swim or walk along the shore hoping that they’ll be there when they return. Most think they don’t have an alternative but to leave their property unattended or guarded. Some...
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