Cruise Ship Crime – Cruise Ship Safety

Important news and tips about cruise ship crime, cruise victims, and safety on a cruise ship

Offering news, advice and tips about crime and safety on cruise ships, Prow’s Edge Cruise magazine tells the truth about cruise crime and the growing number of cruise victims.

How much do you really know about the cruise you’re about to take, about the cruise ship, the cruise line and the cruise industry in general as it stands in terms of cruise crime.

The information in these “safety” pages here aboard Prow’s Edge may just tell you some things you didn’t know before and may just help to keep you safe on your dream cruise. Knowledge is your biggest weapon against crime on a cruise ship.








SAFETY AT SEA - Did you Know?

You’re just about to head off on your dream cruise!

You’ve packed everything you think you’ll need, you’ve done your research on the ports you will be visiting, and you’ve remembered to make sure someone is coming in to feed the goldfish while you’re away.

But how much do you really know about the cruise you’re about to take, about the cruise ship, the cruise line and the cruise industry in general.

Did you know, for example, that the main crimes at sea include sexual assaults and rapes, general assaults and altercations, theft, and passengers overboard?

Did you know that every month there is more than one sexual assault on cruise passengers - and those are just the cases that have been reported? The number one crime reported on cruise ships is sexual assault.

Did you know that in 2009 alone there were more than 25 cases of passengers mysteriously going over board (which is more than one every two weeks) - and that many of those cases have never been solved?

And if that doesn’t make you determined to be more aware of your cruise ship and your surroundings while on a cruise, did you know that most cruise ships are registered in foreign countries like Panama, Liberia or the Bahamas? And that this means that your home for that week long cruise is not subject to the safety rules and regulations that you might take for granted at home?

Did you know that many cruise lines have used this situation to avoid following up crimes at seas?

And finally, did you know that it is only because of the efforts of the likes of the International Cruise Victims Association, ever the voice for victims of crime on cruise ships, that legislation is finally underway to protect cruise passengers from crime at sea, and that cruise lines may soon be forced to take action when a crime is committed.

The bottom line right now, however, is that you, as a passenger, need to be more than usually vigilant for your own safety while on a cruise.

The information in these pages about safety are designed not to ruin your enjoyment of your cruise, or to sensationalize the issue, but to make you more aware of what is actually happening around you, how to make your vacation as safe as possible and how to cope with a stressful situation should it arise.

Top tips to avoid being a victim of a crime on a cruise ship

We all want to avoid crime, and here Prow’s Edge reminds you of common sense ideas to make sure that you don’t become a victim of crime at sea.

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What to do if you become a victim of a crime at sea

There is a recommended procedure and a number of steps you need to take if you should find that you have become a victim of a crime at sea. Our step by step guide gives you a basic outline of those steps.

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 Crime Safety Topics

• Top tips to avoid being a victim of a crime on a cruise ship

• What to do if you become a victim of a crime on a cruise ship

• High Seas Crimes (article)

• The truth about drug-facilitated sexual assault (article)

• International Cruise Victims Association

• Safety at Sea - did you know?

• Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act 2009









 Cruise Victims

If you are a victim of a crime or other incident aboard a cruise ship and would like to talk to a lawyer, email Timothy MB Farrell, author of High Seas Crimes




 ICV

If you would like more information about the International Cruise Victims Association, please visit their web site at:

International Cruise Victims Association