As an experienced maritime attorney, Lipcon has dealt with many cases of accidents, sexual assaults, missing people and infections, but he acknowledges that 12 million people take cruises every year and that, fortunately, most have a wonderful time.
“Cruise Junkie” Klein concurs, advising cautious travellers to “treat a cruise ship as any large city. Don't assume safety and security. Wash your hands frequently, avoid uncooked and undercooked foods if possible, and take caution with drinking water. Use bottled water if you want to be entirely safe.”
Other tips for a safe cruise, Klein says, include having all of your prescription medications with you, and enough for the entire cruise. “Also, be prepared to give a medical history in case there is [an] emergency requiring medical intervention. Have your medical insurance information with you; buying trip medical insurance is a good idea.“
带上防晒霜并使用它，不要忘记喝大量的水......并避免过度放纵酒精，脂肪和高热量食物; 这样防止变胖，据统计在一周的邮轮巡航假期中，乘客平均增加7磅或更多。 “Lipcon补充道：”请在登上邮轮时， 也需要有一些安全常识。“
Bring sun block and use it, and don't forget to drink lots of water … and avoid overindulgence of alcohol, and of fatty and high-caloric foods; the average passenger gains seven pounds or more on a one-week cruise. ”The best advice for sea travellers, Lipcon adds: “Don’t leave your common sense behind when you board.”