Originally Posted by Kuki
Certainly the vast majority of visitors aren't going to encounter these situations. However, when visiting any ports of call by ship, when going off to tour, whether ship's excursions or independantly, one should leave ALL your jewlery, and other valuables in your safe on the ship.
Carry a small amount of cash, and ID and a credit card.
On our trip last week on the Zuiderdam, one of the shore excursions (Costa Rica) specifically advised that you not wear any jewelry on the tour. So, I followed the directions and left all my good stuff in the safe.
I think, in the future, I will not wear any jewelry and will carry only a small amount of cash along with necessary ID.