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Old May 20th, 2012, 01:41 PM
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We've always enjoyed cruising and NEVER felt or had reason to feel unsafe or threatened...but have to admit on last years cruise, because of rumors, etc. when walking at night through the ship we're a little more aware and cautious of our surroundings. We never thought about bringing those types of concerns on board ship before....Anyone else feel this way?
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I have never felt unsafe aboard a ship. My wife just told me that she has also never felt unsafe.

I've only been "bothered", at night, by one drunk guy who made a lewd remark to my wife and I. He apologized after I turned around.

That doesn't mean that people should feel that all is warm, fuzzy and believe that nothing bad could happen on board the ship. You are on board with 3,000+ other people and when you get that many people together you will find those who are looking to take advantage of someone else.

You may be on vacation but don't let your common sense take one.

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No such thing as perfectly or completely safe, but a ship is about as safe as you can get I think.
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What rumours - I concur with Mike and JTD - I have never ever felt unsafe on board a cruise ship.

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We have never felt unsafe onboard, but, I can see where some people might be weary, due to some of the scenarios over the past few years.


Steering clear of loud mouth groups of people who have had a few too many, can often escalate, & I would make haste to get out of their way. I have always had a fear of being somewhere, where there are usually groups of people, so, for example, you wouldn't find me walking around the decks late at night. Like anywhere, you need to keep your wits about you.
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I have never felt unsafe on a cruise. And I feel safer walking the decks at night than I do walking on a city street.

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I've never felt unsafe on a cruise ship .I do feel unsafe at times in the shower .
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Until about 10 years ago , we never even thought about locking doors, cabinets, etc on a ship.

But in recent years all that has changed.
My employers are now marketing to the chronically unemployed and the criminally insane segments of society.

We must lock everything up all the time.
Our passengers are stealing us blind.
It seems we are selling our cruises to thieves.
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Until about 10 years ago , we never even thought about locking doors, cabinets, etc on a ship.

But in recent years all that has changed.
My employers are now marketing to the chronically unemployed and the criminally insane segments of society.

We must lock everything up all the time.
Our passengers are stealing us blind.
It seems we are selling our cruises to thieves.
Well...I don't think I had that extreme idea in mind when I pose the original question.

I do know there are people/passengers who although opportunistic...wouldn't consider themselves THIEVES. The type that will slip into their pocket or purse a item from the shop's counter, take something from an unlocked drawer, or borrow 'permanently' from the ships library...But if asked directly, they would say, without question, of course they're not thieves, because this type of thing is not real theft! I would have like to have thought that these types of passengers are the exception rather than the rule.

As a matter of common sense, my husband and I make it a point to leave valuables AT HOME...and the few we do take on cruises like cash, credit cards, cell phone, passports, we lock up in the cabin safe. We don't take flashy jewelry or expensive anything on our travels. Nothing that will draw undo attention on board ship OR in port. (actually now days...it's better not to do that anywhere!!!)

Being on a ship is like being on a 'floating' island or in a little village...theres' a good chance you might run into the same people again...having said that, you'd think passengers would be on their best behavior.

There have been places on the ship AT NIGHT that we didn't feel comfortable...NOT unsafe but not a ease either. We know there are cameras everywhere and my question was/is has anyone else felt that way, with or without good cause.

Now as far as Henry43...I've NEVER felt safe in the shower!!!!
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Seriously ,I've never feared for safety on a cruise ship .
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I don't live in fear. I don't feel unsafe at all on a ship or in my hometown.

My DW does take her good jewelry on ships.

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[QUOTE=I don't live in fear. I don't feel unsafe at all on a ship or in my hometown. My DW does take her good jewelry on ships./QUOTE]

Desperate people do desperate things, and in many parts of the world, people are desperate. By no stretch of the imagination are we well off OR rich, but to them, since we travel, we must have money.

As far as on board ship...well, again for us, its not a fear reaction. It's just I don't like carrying all that extra stuff in my luggage. The lighter the better!!! Of course if I can tuck a lovely pair of earrings or beautiful scarf in a corner of my suitcase I will!!!! :o But I leave the rest at home. Again, not out of fear but why tempt someone....not worth it, for me that is.
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I do not own any jewelry other than a Timex watch and therefore I have no qualms about wearing it anywhere .
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