Should Cruise Ships Have Lifeguards?

Disney is the first cruise line to put lifeguards at their pools. Should other cruise lines follow suit? What do you think? Might Carnival want to do the same?

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I think Carnival would be assuming a huge liability if they hire lifeguards. Parents are the ones who should be watching their kids. IMHO, if a cruiseline adds any safety measure at the pool, it should be banning those younger than 13 (or older would be fine by me) from the pool unless they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

I agree! I am sure that during Spring Break and other high children passenger count times, it would be handy, but then it would be worse for the crew member. "It's my vacation and...."situations would arise. Nope, life guards would raise the cost of the cruise for those of us who don't use the pools.

Agree and agree ...parents should monitor their children on a ship...


take a vacation with your kids, not from them

Once you hire lifeguards, you are assuming responsibility for the safety of everyone in the pool. It allows passengers to pass blame onto someone else, instead of accepting their own parental obligations. YOU watch YOUR kids. Plain and simple.

This will backfire the next time someone gets hurt, or worse.

Sorry BAK. I flagged one of your post scrolling though this thread..

I already knew what your opinion is on this topic and we all know that thete is a very good chance the Carnival could be follow suit on the this.

It's only going to make this deck crowded with unruly, unsupervised kids.

I was wondering where it went. No big deal.

Just so everyone knows, the only people that think cruise lines should hire lifeguards, are attorneys$$that are$$prepared $$to represent$$$all the$$parents$$$of the kids that$$$ get hurt$$$ ( or worse ). Oh, and if you think that being out at sea, or sailing under a Panamanian flag will protect the cruise line, it won't. Their offices are here, and their ports are here. They are publicly held companies trading on US exchanges.

BAK1061 just nailed it.

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