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What Cruise Lines Don’t Tell You About Cruise Ship Safety

Cruising has started again, and many people can’t wait to stretch out their sea legs! While most are focusing on the safety of cruising amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to remember that there are other safety factors you should consider on your next cruise.

There are many aspects that cruise lines don’t want to advertise explicitly regarding cruise safety, but those who cruise should be aware of them. Here are a few things to consider that should help make sure you’re as safe as possible on a cruise.

The Good News

While you may worry about safety on cruise ships, it’s important to understand that cruise lines generally take guest safety very seriously. Sometimes, circumstances do happen on board

Robbed at Sea? How Cruise Lines Deal with Crime

If you think crime only happens on land, think again. Cruise ships are generally known for their upscale amenities and stunning vistas, but unfortunately, the cruise industry is also known for its prevalence in crime.

With a lack of law enforcement personnel on a ship’s staff, it can be difficult to monitor for criminal activity—particularly when criminals work in conjunction with other passengers or crew members. There have been numerous instances of violence aboard cruise ships, from theft and robbery to manslaughter and sexual assault.

While the FBI has jurisdiction over crimes committed at sea, they rarely get involved unless there is a risk of physical injury or death.

Common Cruise Crimes

The most common types of criminal behavior on