“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

TravelHaven Tips — Nine Tips for Cruise Safety

We spotted an article by John Frenaye on Travelhoppers.com about keeping safe on cruises. John covers concerns such as health, situational awareness, securing valuables, food and alcohol, gambling, shore excursions, and personal safety.

You can read the entire article at http://www.travelhoppers.com/2012/04/02/9-tips-for-cruise-safety/

Of course, we don’t want to scare you away from that cruise you plan to book. We just want to make help make it a happy trip. Here’s a reassuring excerpt ftom the end of John’s article.

“This information should not be a vacation-breaker. It’s just common-sense advice taken from Main Street and shifted onto the Lido Deck. According to the U.S. Maritime Administration, which keeps track of passengers sailing on cruise ships, 10.6 million people cruised in 2010, so it can’t be all that bad. In fact, cruising is a fabulous experience, and it’s probably a lot safer than crossing your own street.

Just think safe, and it will be smooth sailing all the way.”