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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Being Prepared for Disaster at Sea

While you don’t want to dwell on all the horrific things that could happen on any cruise, it is well worth while preparing yourself for what could happen and learn about a few sensible precautions.

It is not that you want to dwell on all the terrible things that could happen on any cruise, but you do need to be prepared – even more than you might have originally thought.

It is somewhat incredible that good sense seems to fly out of the window along with the larger portion of your hard earned savings whenever you book a cruise.

And while you don’t want to dwell on all the horrific things that could happen on any cruise, it is well worth while preparing yourself with a few sensible precautions.

In fact, the main precaution to keep in mind, on any cruise, is that you are prepared for any possible disaster. 

Again, this is not something you want to dwell on but something you want to be prepared for so that you can actually put it out of your mind and actually enjoy the trip. 

While lifeboat drills, for example, may seem to be boring and a waste of time, especially if you have cruised before, it is a known fact that when faced with a real disaster, your calmness about how to handle things like lifeboat boarding etc flies off the ship before you do.

For this simple, and proven reason alone, it is worth packing away your cynicism and paying attention to life boat drills.

It is also worth paying attention to all the other information about emergencies available on the cruise ship.  This is not to say that you need to be obsessed with this – just pay attention to announcements, and the notices on your cabin door that detail your escape routes.

Some savvy cruise travelers suggest that you follow the escape route outlined in your cabin.  As practice. Again, this not something to dwell on too much, but it is something to be aware of so that should such action become necessary, you will be able to handle the whole situation much more successfully.

Think of these things now, prepare yourself, and then you can forget about it all, and enjoy your cruise, knowing that you are as prepared for anything that might happen.

Don't be one of those big-headed, smart alecks who think they know all the answers. They don't!

Check our next blog entry for some more advice on how to deal with the less wonderful things that can happen on a cruise, how to be prepared for these issues and how then you can put it at the back of your mind and enjoy the cruise all the more.

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