12 Cruise Safety Tips You Should Not Ignore

Cruise ship

Cruise ships are beautiful, luxurious vessels that can be a fun getaway for you and your family. They can also be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are some safety tips that will make sure you have an enjoyable (and safe) trip:

  • Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol, and caffeinated drinks as they dehydrate the body even more quickly than plain water does. If you have to go out in the sun without sunscreen, drink several glasses of water before going out and make sure you have a bottle with you at all times – especially if there’s any chance that someone might get sick from something like food poisoning or an illness brought on by an unfamiliar environment. Avoid soda pop because it contains phosphoric acid which helps break down calcium deposits from teeth enamel so they can eventually fall out naturally over time without any help from medications.


  • Be aware of Cruise Ship Scams- Cruise ship scams are common and can be very expensive, embarrassing, and dangerous. Some cruise ship scams involve: 
  • Being charged for something you didn’t order or take advantage of. Ordering food from room service can lead to someone else paying for it without paying first. This would be considered a scam by most standards since it leaves people who paid full price feeling like victims on top of being robbed.
  • Being tricked into giving up personal information such as credit card numbers or Social Security numbers through phone calls or emails asking for help in gaining access to accounts where money is kept. This happens often enough that many websites have been created specifically to help prevent this type of fraud from happening again so keep an eye out if anything seems suspicious when dealing with these kinds of requests. 


  • Bring a Medical KitIf you are planning to travel with your family, you must take a medical kit. This can be very useful in case of any accident or illness on the cruise ship. A typical medical kit should contain:
  • Medications (diarrhea, bronchitis, and other common problems)
  • Bandages (for cuts and scrapes)
  • First aid kit (to treat minor injuries)

The following items may also prove helpful: sunscreen, water purifier, and any other personal care products that could help prevent or reduce potential illnesses or infections during your vacation.

  • Secure your Valuables
  • Don’t leave them unattended
  • Don’t leave them in your room
  • Don’t leave them in your car
  • Don’t leave them at the pool, either. If you do happen to go swimming with your valuables, make sure that they’re out of reach and locked away before you get wet so that no one can steal them from where they’re stored. 
  • Don’t forget about all those other places where people will come across your gear—like hotel lobbies or airports—because if someone were intent on stealing something valuable like electronics or jewelry while traveling abroad, there’s no telling how many opportunities they’d have before being caught by authorities. 


  • Pack an Emergency Kit

Pack a medical kit. This should contain:

  • A small first aid kit (containing band-aids, gauze pads, and tape)
  • An over-the-counter pain relieving medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin if you’re feeling any discomfort during your cruise. If you’re uncomfortable with taking these medications on board, consult with your doctor before packing them in your emergency bag. You may also want to include some diarrhea medication if there’s a chance that you might get sick during your cruise.
  • Pack some extra clothes in case it gets cold outside during the night.
  • Have extra batteries for your flashlight ready so that when one runs out of juice mid-cruise, there’s always an alternative close by.


  • Remember your Keys- If you have the chance, take a few moments to go through your belongings and pack any important items in a safe place. Make sure that you don’t leave your keys on board or in your room. It is also important that they are with you when you disembark so they can be returned immediately after disembarking. It’s best not to use the same keycard twice during the cruise as this can cause problems for other passengers who may have lost theirs or may not want them used again by someone else.


  • Protect yourself from the Sun– Wear a hat and sunscreen. If you have long hair, tie it up in a bun or braid so that it doesn’t get in your eyes while you’re on deck. Wear sunglasses to shield your eyes from glare as well as ultraviolet rays that can cause skin damage and even cancer if exposed for too long. Drink plenty of water throughout the day because dehydration causes fatigue, which makes it harder to stay alert during times of high activity. Eat light meals before embarking on a cruise ship: foods with high amounts of calories like pizza will add unnecessary weight that could cause problems, instead opt for fruits or vegetables such as celery sticks dipped in hummus or guacamole. 


  • Know where you are going and what time you are arriving back on the ship– Know where to go in an emergency. Have insurance in place, so that if anything happens, there’s a plan in place for your family members or friends on board who need help getting off a ship safely. Cruises can be fun—but they’re also a great way to travel, which means that accidents do happen. Make sure that you have enough money on hand for emergencies as well as tips for dealing with any medical conditions during your cruise.


  • Avoid Risky Areas of Port Cities- Avoid the areas around the docks and piers. Watch for signs of scuba divers, especially when you see them underwater. If you see someone swimming in your direction, don’t swim towards them or walk too close to the edge of a dock or pier because this could cause you to fall into the water. Don’t wear jewelry that might get caught on something as you’re walking along docks or piers; take it off before entering these areas. You should also avoid wearing clothes that are loose or flammable (like cotton).


  • Know where to go in an emergency. In case of an emergency, make sure you know where to go. As a passenger on a cruise ship, you must know how to get there and stay safe in case of an emergency. Be sure that your friends and family know where the nearest lifeboat is located as well. If there’s no lifeboat nearby, head back toward the front of the ship or up to higher decks until one becomes available. It’s also possible that other passengers could come with you if they don’t want their own lives at risk by staying behind with them.


  • Have Insurance in Place- If you’re planning on traveling by cruise ship, it’s important to have insurance in place. Cruise lines are notorious for losing luggage and other valuables during the trip. One study found that 92% of all lost items were missing from their owners’ staterooms. That’s why having travel insurance is so crucial: it can help protect you if anything happens while you’re on vacation—like being robbed or hit by lightning. You should also check what your insurance covers before going on your cruise so that there are no surprises later down the road when paying out-of-pocket expenses to need attention. 


  1. Make Friends Aboard if Traveling Solo- If you’re planning a solo cruise, don’t worry – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet new people and make friends. One great way to do this is to participate in organized activities, like dance classes or cooking lessons. You can also make friends by simply striking up conversations with other passengers at the ship’s bars, lounges, and restaurants. And don’t forget to say hello to your fellow cruisers when you’re out exploring port cities. Making friends on a cruise is easy and can make your trip even more enjoyable.

Cruises can be fun, but you have to keep safety in mind at all times when on a ship at sea

Cruises can be fun, but you have to keep safety in mind at all times when on a ship at sea. You should always be aware of your surroundings and know where you are going and what time you are arriving back on the ship. For example, if there is an emergency or evacuation situation on board, make sure that everyone has their life jackets with them at all times and knows how to put them on quickly in case they need them. If someone loses their valuables then it would be helpful if they could report this immediately so that other passengers don’t get involved by trying to find them themselves (which could cause further problems).

Make your trip Memorable 

While you’re on your cruise, there are certain things that you should keep in mind. 

  • Make sure you are safe at all times. Don’t drink too much or take any drugs, even if they say they’re okay. You could end up in the hospital if something goes wrong with your body during this period.
  • Make sure your trip is memorable for yourself and everyone else involved as well: “have fun” with other passengers (especially fellow travelers), don’t get sunburned or dehydrated (which happens quickly when spending lots of time outside), and don’t forget about sunscreen.
  • Get back safely back home without getting scammed by anyone else who may be trying to sell something like jewelry from their luggage while waiting at customs before boarding again–it won’t happen but it could happen anywhere so just try not to let yourself fall victim too often.