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[Infographic] How to Stay Safe on a Cruise Ship

While taking a trip on a cruise ship can fill you with feelings of excitement, serenity, and adventure, there are safety-related elements to consider while cruising.

Cruise ships are required to take many safety precautions in an effort to prevent cruisers from becoming injured on board. Unfortunately, these safety precautions won’t be able to protect you from every possible dangerous scenario.

Our handy infographic below features information on how you can prevent yourself from sustaining harm while taking a trip on a cruise ship.

Drink Responsibly

Know your limits with alcohol and respect them. it's easy to get carried away with how much alcohol is available on cruise ships, but it's important to be mindful of your consumption. Don't accept drinks from strangers and don't allow anyone you don't know to escort you back to your cabin—no matter what.

Use the Buddy System

If you're cruising alone, try to make a friend immediately. That way, you can keep tabs on one another to help keep each other safe. Don't make it obvious that you're traveling alone. Be very careful walking around alone at night. If you're cruising with a friend, be sure to have a buddy system in place and plan to connect at certain times.

Practice In-Cabin Safety

Not all cabin doors automatically close, so make sure they click shut when entering or exiting your cabin. Use the dead bolt if there is one. If there isn't one, use a door-stopper instead. If you don't have one, ask a cabin steward for one. Don't loudly share your cabin number with others and don't give it to strangers.

Use Caution on Your Balcony

Always lock your door at night. Check your balcony for unwanted guests before you go to bed. Don't leave the balcony door open when you're not there, particularly in port.

Pay Attention to the Muster Drill

Before you can start cruising, you'll need to attend the muster drill. You'll learn where your muster station is, how to don a life jacket, and what the alarms mean if they go off. It's important for your safety to listen attentively so that you know what to do in the event of an emergency. See this as a crucial part of your cruise experience.

We’re Here to Help

If you’ve been injured while aboard a cruise ship, you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys here at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano are highly skilled in the area of personal injury law, and more specifically, its relation to cruise ship injuries. Don’t hesitate to contact our team with your case right away to find out if we can help with your case.

Call Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today at (305) 692-0055 to speak with a Miami attorney about your cruise ship injury case.

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