Things To Remember When You Go On A Cruise
As is the case with all vacations, there are some safety risks that you should keep in mind when you go away on your dream cruise. Considering not only your own safety but also the safety of your family members is a must that will ensure that you will get the most out of your vacation. Many shut their front door behind them and the thought of anything going wrong never crosses their mind, but the truth is that people can get hurt when things go wrong. It’s not fun to think about it, but it is a fact of life that we all need to deal with at some point. Safety is not the only issue that you should be thinking of, but also what your cruise activities will consist of, and what your expectations are when your ship leaves the harbor. Knowing what’s in store for you and your family can be really beneficial.
Going on a cruise is a fabulous vacation and the ideal opportunity for you and your family to get away from it all. Your cruise can last from a couple of days to a couple of weeks (or even longer) and it is your chance to forget about the rest of the world. Imagine going back home when your cruise is behind you and sharing your fabulous experiences with your friends and neighbors… they’ll be green with envy and you’ll be reliving those thrilling moments all over again.
It’s important to make a checklist of the things you want and need to take with you on your cruise, including your travel papers such as tickets, passports (don’t forget to get your visas on time if required), driver’s license etc. It’s highly recommended that you make a copy of your passport and that of the family members traveling with you and keep the copies separate from your passport, just as a precaution in case the original gets lost or stolen. Other must have items are your digital camera to record all your special cruise moments (don’t forget the charger and extra memory cards). Don’t forget to bring your medications and have your doctor write out replacement prescriptions and take them with you. If you wear contacts or prescription glasses, make sure that you pack a spare pair in your luggage. In addition to your day and evening wear items, include your swimming and snorkeling gear. Other items that you may want to include are binoculars, a travel alarm clock, ear plugs (if you’re a light sleeper) and your cell phone charger.
Irreplaceable items that have special meaning to you, such as jewelry, should be left safely tucked away — preferably in a safe — at home. If you lose such an item to chance or thieves during your cruise, you would never forgive yourself and it could spoil your vacation, so why take the risk? And before you lock your front door, make sure that a good friend or your neighbor knows where you can be reached in case of emergency. Going on a cruise is not something you do all the time, so by making every moment count and keeping it fun you’ll ensure that you are getting your money’s worth!