Getting away from it all isn't supposed to mean getting into trouble. One advantage of cruise travel is the safety aspect—there is very little crime on board most ships.
However, all too often passengers are lulled into a false sense of security by the cocoon-like atmosphere of their vessel. The port cities they anticipate with such enthusiasm can sometimes be intimidating, if not downright unfriendly, places as recent crimes against tourists in Nassau, Bahamas have proven.
Fear of the unknown shouldn't discourage anyone from traveling. It's that very unknown that is most appealing. So, how can you accomplish both objectives—travel abroad and remain safe? Planning and awareness are primary.
Cruise Diva shares some considerations for Staying Safe in Ports of Call.