Nothing can be said to be of an absolute certainty in this world – as I am sure it could be said at any age in history. So is cruising safe? The following is this writer’s perspective on the question.
I have vacationed by car and by plane, have stayed in all inclusive resorts, experienced many individualized far-flung itineraries, cruised on the oceans and rivers. After all these, cruising remains my absolute favourite way to vacation – and one of the top reasons is the peace of mind it brings because I know I am safe and secure in the hands of the cruise line.
Cruising is big business these days. Think of the bad publicity garnered a cruise line (or any other well known business) when things go wrong. Cruise lines are not going to purposely put their passengers in harm’s way. If a port of call becomes unsafe whether from the political climate of the country it is in, or from unsavory criminal elements there, you will hear there has been a switch in itinerary to another safer port. This switch signals a better indicator of possible danger than many western countries’ travel advisories which have been known in the past to be confusing and sometimes, ridiculous.