Having been on nine cruises, with 5 different lines, I must say that I’ve never been worried about my security with any cruise. On the last cruise we actually witnessed a “look out” constantly watching the outside of our ship (one on each side). The following article at Mercury News.com reaffirms the fact that security is still taken seriously and dealt with efficiently on your cruise ship.
LONG BEACH, Calif.—U.S. Coast Guard divers inspected the hull of a cruise ship docked in Long Beach Harbor Sunday after several people reported having seen a small, suspicious boat floating nearby, authorities said.
Cruise ship officials called the Coast Guard at 11:30 a.m., after one of four people in the 18-foot skiff went into the water and pulled himself back out, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. j.g. Andrew Munoz said.
It is illegal for unauthorized people and boats to come within 100 yards of a docked cruise ship, Munoz said.
The regulation was implemented to avoid possible terrorist attacks on cruise ships.
So pack that bag and get on that cruise ship for a relaxing, safe vacation that the whole family will enjoy.