So, you have finally gotten a chance to book the cruise you have been dreaming about. Congratulations! It is always an exciting feeling to know that you are getting one-step closer to a highly anticipated vacation. Nevertheless, now that you have booked it, you may be starting to think about some details that were not on your mind before. We understand.
As a maritime law firm, we know that cruise-goers are likely to have questions, regardless of how many times they have been on the open seas. For many, the issue of safety is one that immediately comes to mind. After all, spending multiple days on the water can bring up some concerns for even the boldest of travelers. Therefore, if you have been wondering, “what is the safest part of a cruise ship?” then you are in the right place.
Having handled countless cruise ship accident and injury claims, we are glad to share our insight with you.
Cruise ships constructed and designed to keep passengers comfortable and happy, returning them home in one piece. However, if you are worried about safety, you must first consider what it is that you are hoping to avoid. After all, any place aboard a cruise can be safe or dangerous, depending on how you approach it.
If you have young children, for example, you might be especially cautious around the edges of the ship. This means that you should opt for a cabin that does not have easy access to a balcony. You should also be especially vigilant in the play areas and public spaces, always keeping children nearby and keeping an eye on them at all times.
No matter your age, it is wise to walk, not run, on the open decks, and to be mindful of how turbulent water conditions may affect your ability to steady yourself, no matter where you are.
In recent years, there has been a rise in exciting onboard activities such as bungee trampolines, waterslides, climbing walls, and zip lining, just to name a few. While these are a great way to make your days at sea a little less monotonous, they also provide a greater risk for accidents and injuries to occur. Many of these activities are already somewhat risky on land, so you can expect to double that risk while at sea.
If you do choose to partake in these onboard options, we advise that you do so with caution, and follow all rules during the duration of the activity.
Make Safety Your First Priority
Although our intention is never to intimidate travelers or discourage the fun times that are available aboard a cruise ship, we feel it is important to keep safety in mind. After all, a cruise should allow you to make positive memories that last a lifetime. Keeping your own safety in mind while creating those memories will assure they are memorable for the right reasons.
The fact of the matter is that far too many vacationers suffer preventable injuries aboard cruise ships every year. Taking a few moments to remember the importance of your own safety and acting accordingly, will go a long way in decreasing your risk of getting in harm’s way.
That said, many individuals do become victims of cruise line negligence. If this has happened to you, you may be overwhelmed, wondering where to turn after your cruise ship illness or injury. Rest assured, a maritime attorney on our team is here to help. Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. has handled countless cases for individuals seeking justice, and we are prepared to do the same for you.
So if you are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.