For every great cruise article out there a bad one lurks in the depths to creep up annoy it. I found one such piece today that’s aim is to give “advice” on what to do should you fall overboard. I am sharing snippets with you and giving my two cents…….enjoy!
CruiseMiss – I’m about to spend an entire cruise on my own, that’s me stuffed then! What exactly is “dangerous activity” – Being the single soul at the bar? 😉
prevent being thrown off, if possible. If someone begins to approach you strangely and picks you up, scream as loud as you can, and cry for help.
CruiseMiss – Yeah, because people casually walk around cruise ships throwing passengers overboard! What kind of cruise ship are you on? Do you think people in that situation would just stand there and say “hey go for it, I’ll give you 10 bucks if you can actually lift me”.
Once you are in the water, scream as loud as you can. DO NOT take your time.
CruiseMiss – Why would you take your time to scream for help? What am I going to do, bob up and down whilst enjoying a cup of tea for a few minutes before letting my voice box emit noise?
Stay afloat don’t panic. Hang onto anything that may have fallen off the ship as a result of your descent, such as a plank of wood.
CruiseMiss – It’s not a pirate ship!
Wave your arms up in the air to signal help. Hang onto a branch if you can see it.
CruiseMiss – How many trees do you see in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
CruiseMiss – I have been rescued and must seek medical attention but I need to report this? What? – No kidding! I have just fallen off a cruise ship there are no chances of anything it is exactly what it is, trauma!
If you have been stranded for more than three or four hours your chances of survival are extremely low. console yourself with memories of good times, you will probably pass out before you drown.
CruiseMiss – Lovely. I feel all warm inside now and have something to look forward too.
I REALLY would like to get your responses! 🙂