There’s no question the cruise industry is having a rough couple months, especially Carnival Cruises. But it’s not worth abandoning cruising based on a few isolated incidents.
Let’s talk about the facts and not about fear. Cruising remains an incredibly safe operation. In 2011, 20 million global passengers took a cruise. Outside the Costa Concordia in 2012, there have been remarkably few fatalities on cruise ships.
Though cruising remains one of the safest forms of travel, but you can still be proactive. Here are five cruise tips for safe and smart cruise travel.
For more time and money-saving secrets, check out the other episodes of Know Before You Go series including the best travel technology, how to travel solo, how to avoid the most common travel fees, how to prevent lost luggage, how to sight-see on public transportation.
For more information on cruises, check out:
- Cruise Safety Concerns: Is Carnival Doing Enough?
- Two Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance for Your Next Cruise
- Cruise Passenger Rights
- Post Carnival Triumph: How Safe Is Your Cruise?