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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Crimes at Sea (3)

We have already talked about how and why you need to take some cautions on a cruise – cautions that you might not always think of when you’re in a holiday mood.

As we have said before, this is not just about Prow’s Edge being morbid and as we mentioned in our last blog, more and more popular TV and radio stations, such as NBC Chanel 6 in Miami and WKMG-TV/Local 6 - CBS in Orlando are now bringing the news about crimes at sea. 

You need to be aware of your surroundings - not to the point of making your trip frantic with worry, but to make sure that nothing happens because you are not paying the same attention you would at home.

Here in our THIRD blog about this topic in which we talk about the safety and security of your cabin / stateroom.

Check your stateroom whenever entering

When entering your stateroom, especially at night,leave the door open at first as you check the space thoroughly (including the bathroom and closet) and then make sure you lock the door.

Keep your stateroom door locked
Keep your stateroom door locked at all times and do not open your door to strangers. Most cruise ships have peep holes in their stateroom doors.

Safeguard your cabin keycard

It makes little sense to keep your cabin locked but leave your keycard about for someone to steal. Never let your key card out of your sight.  

Lock your jewelry away
What jewelry you do bring with you, make sure you don’t leave it lying about, but lock it up in your cabin safe. If there is no safe in your cabin, take it to a safety deposit box at the reception desk or purser’s office..

Leave expensive jewelry at home

As tempting as it might be to take your most prized valuables, like the diamond ring you inherited from Aunt Mazie, on your cruise vacation with you - it’s really best to leave such items at home. Minimize your risk for theft.

Don’t bring a bank vault of cash
Even if you prefer to use cash when at home, it is much safer to use credit cards on a cruise vacation.

As we said before, this is not about focusing on the gloom - it is about taking necessary precautions so that your cruise DOES turn out to be incident free.

For more information about the reality of crimes at sea visit International Cruise Victims at:

Also see the Prow’s Edge extensive section about Safety at Sea at:

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