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Wellbeing

No vacation comes close to cruising as a safe and reliable way to travel. The cruise industry is fully involved in continuous development of best practices when it comes to the safety, security and health of everyone on board a ship  - guests and crewmembers alike.

THE FACTS

  • 100%

    Percent of passengers and baggage
    screened prior to boarding

  • 24/7

    Passenger access to highly trained
    ship security and an FBI reporting hotline

  • 100%

    Percent of serious crime allegations involving U.S. citizens reportable
    to the FBI and U.S. Coast Guard and subject to investigation

  • Most cruise ship security programs are run by former
    federal, state, or military law enforcement officers

Security

If it weren’t for loyal cruise guests, there would be no reason to operate cruise ships of any kind. So cruise lines make sure that they are at the center of the cruise experience. Virtually no other segment of the travel and hospitality industry does more to make sure their guests are safe and secure. Our solid record of swift course correcting and proactively initiating new policies is second to none, and speaks directly to the industry’s commitment to continuous improvement. 

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Who’s on board?

Who’s on board?

Everyone accounted for. Everyone.

Guests and crew are required to pass a rigorous screening process before boarding – just as you would before boarding an airplane. All cruise ships must also maintain an official manifest detailing everyone on board, including all officers, staff, crew and passengers. Manifests are provided to certain law enforcement agencies before a ship even leaves port.

QUOTE

“The number of reported incidents of serious crime from cruise lines is extremely low..."

According to top criminologist Dr. James Fox, compared to virtually any other form of travel or leisure,  “crime on cruise ships is extremely low, no matter what benchmark or standard is used…cruising is just about the safest vacation option except perhaps for relaxing in your own backyard.”  

FAQs

Q. How do cruise ships protect passengers on board?

A. By keeping a close watch. 

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We report everything.

We report everything.

We are proud that in addition to reporting all serious crime allegations to the FBI, 90 percent of the cruise industry operating out of North America voluntarily posts crime data on company websites so everyone can see the low crime rate on cruise ships.

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Did you know cruise ships operate with multiple layers of security?

Did you know cruise ships operate with multiple layers of security?


Security facts.  

CLIA member lines take security very seriously. That’s why they employ sophisticated security departments run by professionals—often former federal, state or military law enforcement officials.  Many take part in training programs developed specifically for the cruise industry by the FBI.  They are staffed at all times by trained security personnel on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cruise lines’ security operations also maintain close working relations with law enforcement authorities at the federal, state, and international levels to identify and address all emerging threats or security issues. 

INFOGRAPHIC

A proven track record of security.

QUOTE

“Cruising is one of the safest, most enjoyable vacation experiences for millions of people every year.”

“Cruising is one of the safest, most enjoyable vacation experiences for millions of people every year.”

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Cameras, baggage checks and other measures are designed with passenger and crew security top-of-mind.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Your cruise ship security resources.

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Putting crime into perspective.

Putting crime into perspective.

Risk: Extremely Low.

Renowned criminologist, Dr. James Fox of Northeastern University, has systematically studied the safety environment aboard cruise ships and concluded: “While virtually no place – on land or sea – is totally free of risk, the number of reported incidents of serious crime from cruise lines is extremely low, no matter what benchmark or standard is used.” Dr. Fox continues, “Cruising is just about the safest vacation option except perhaps for relaxing in your own backyard.”

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