Shore excursions remain one of the largest causes of accidents on a cruise trip, and those who decide to partake in activities at cruise ports must be extra careful of their surroundings.
Even after learning local customs and basic safety, you can never be as safe at home as you are at the beautiful beaches of exotic, faraway shores. Criminal activity abounds anywhere there are American tourists.
You can’t even be sure about freelance taxis, especially an unescorted female (sexual assault is common with foreign taxis, even in daylight hours).
Armed robberies, human trafficking, terror attacks, suicide bombers, taxi cab rapes, and civil unrest are all possible along the Ivory Coast, Virgin Islands, and many other places.
Petty crimes against specifically targeted cruise ship passengers are par for the cruise ship shore excursion course.
As will be discussed, certain cruise ports (Sulu sea, Rio De Janeiro) are where one must exercise even more caution and remain vigilant at all times to avoid any mishaps or violent crime that may occur.
Pirate attacks and gang wars are just part of the security situation you should learn about from the U.S. Department of Consular affairs before traveling.
Families on a cruise ship implement different security tactics and follow the best safety trips, but what about dangerous cruise ports? The United States State Department has issued a security and safety warning for several cruise ports and labeled them the most difficult.
There are many different and dangerous cruise ports across the world that cruise lines travel to yearly.
Here is a list of some of the ports and what they are notorious for:
When traveling to destinations that may not be safe or have dangerous ports, you should travel in a group rather than alone. Even if you’re on the cruise alone, avoid roaming around alone in such port cities due to the increased violence, as crimes in some areas target tourists. Be part of a group of travelers and stay together to avoid mishaps.
Ensure you’re not carrying too much cash or valuables in these most dangerous maritime areas. If you’ve rented a vehicle, keep the doors locked and the car windows up all the time. According to the U.S. State Department, make sure that you don’t disclose your travel plans to anyone.
Some of these dangerous countries have criminal activities and the spread of different but deadly viruses. Ensure you have all your vaccinations done before heading to any country with such diseases or viruses.
If you’ve had an injury on a cruise ship or lost someone due to the cruise line’s negligence, contact Ehline Law today for your case assessment. Ehline Law is a personal injury law firm located in California, providing legal services to Los Angeles, Hermosa, Beverly Hills, and many more nearby areas. Our Los Angeles cruise ship attorneys have the right experience to assess your case, determine your claims, and protect your legal rights.
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