Contributor Level: Captain

Do You Feel Safe on a Cruise Ship?

One of the things I enjoy about cruising is being able to wander about in the middle of the night without fear of being raped, robbed or plundered.  I might toodle down to the International Cafe for a late night snack, or swing into the casino, or sit on the deck watching the waves. I have no qualms whatsoever about roaming around alone on a cruise ship. Do you feel safe on board?


23 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

I actually do. Although I have heard of events that tarnish the industry. 

Mostly, I believe in not getting into situations that can lead to something unpleasant.

Always do.  I've never felt afraid for myself or my kids.  That's one of the reasons why I love cruising.  Most nights I'm back in the cabin before they are.  Now I get them a cabin for themselves. 

Contributor Level: Captain

Never any concerns on board – very safe.

Contributor Level: Captain

I always feel safe walking around the ship..... then I feel safe at home and go for a walk at midnight or 2 AM.

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Absolutely!  I feel a lot more safe wandering around the ship than I do wandering around some cities I have been in.

Contributor Level: Captain

I agree, especially the second part.

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I do feel safe, but agree with not putting myself in a sketchy situation. 

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Never had a problem on board.  If I do see an issue that might escalate I just leave the area.  I have only seen it one or two times.  Usually a drunk.  Never felt like I was threatened or a potential victim.  I also am not one to reckon with as well.

I've always felt safe on a ship. A lot more safe than some places on land.

Contributor Level: Captain

Like those who have posted, I don't put myself in "stupid" situations,  so I feel safe.  I am totally comfortable wandering the ship alone and hope that feeling never changes.


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