A family vacation turned into tragedy.
As a travel specialist that loves go on cruises and books many family cruise vacations. I always talk to my clients about ship safety.
I tell my clients that as a parent of a small child I no longer book the balcony cabins. I book interior or oceanview. My toddler is curious and I may forget to lock that balcony door.
I use a harness. Ships are floating cities when you leave your cabin there is danger at every turn. Children are curious by nature many of them lean over railings to look down at the colorful blinged out atriums. This may have been the case of last weeks death. The authorizes are not sure. I always conduct a ship safety meeting in my cabin. This way the adults and kids alike are aware of the rules.
1. Locate your life jackets in the cabin
2.Attend the muster drill
3. Stress to the everyone no running. Falling down stairs or slipping on the outside decks are common on aboard ship.
4. NEVER let the kids go to the pool UNATTENDED.
5. Help EVERYONE remember their cabin number and location. Locations are forward,(front of the ship) Aft (back of the ship) middle, port side, (left side) starboard side (right side).
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Communicating with your family during a cruise vacation is important.