The Safest Way to Travel
Cruise is the fastest growing travel sector in the world and North American. Cruise lines have compiled the best safety record in the travel industry. Cruise vacations are fun, safe and offer a wide variety of amenities and recreational activities that appeal to all vacationers. In fact, more than 13 million travelers worldwide enjoyed a cruise vacation in 2009.
As a global industry, cruise lines are primarily regulated at the international level, but as our ships visit ports in countries around the world, we also comply with a complex framework of flag state regulations (countries where ships are registered) and port state regulations (countries where our ships visit, such as Canada and the U.S.). The cruise industry has evolved to be a leader in innovation and technological advancement.
The average cruise ship has more than 4,000 smoke detectors, with an average response time in an emergency of a matter of minutes. Trained fire teams and emergency crews are stationed onboard.
The cruise ship is a controlled environment with limited access. All crew members and guests appear on an official manifest. Passengers and crew may embark and disembark only after passing through security and once a ship is underway, only documented employees and fare-paying guests are onboard.
Highly trained security personnel are employed onboard every vessel. At cruise terminals port security includes passenger screening procedures similar to those found at airports, including inspection of all baggage.
Cruise lines adhere to a unified industry standard – zero tolerance – for crime onboard cruise ships and operate within a very strict legal framework that gives international, national and local authorites the right to investigate crimes aboard cruise ships.
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