As we noted in a recent blog post, 7 Smart Tips to Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise, you can easily get injured or become sick while on a cruise ship.
Here is a snippet from that blog post…and it’s the 1 easy tip for avoiding injury on your cruise…
It’s a simple fact and one that we see quite often. People do become sick or do suffer injuries while on a cruise. The reality is that it happens frequently, though serious accidents and death are relatively uncommon. What is more common are accidents including slips, trips, falls and other mishaps caused by the rocking of the boat, unsteady footing, wet flooring and slippery areas. These can lead to wrenched backs, bone breaks, bruising and concussions.
It’s best to take note of potential hazards prior to boarding the cruise ship as well as when you are onboard. Take a quick tour of the boat to identify potential problem areas – open decks, poolside areas and areas around the restaurants. The cruise lines will do their best to keep these areas clean, dry and free of obstacles but it’s a good idea to take caution into your own hands as well. Personal safety starts with you.
Looking for more tips on how to avoid cruise ship injuries? Review the links below.
Helpful tips from USA Today on how to reduce your chances of cruise ship injuries.
Helpful tips from AARP on how to stay safe on your cruise.
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