What Happens If I’m Robbed Onboard?
When you go on holiday, you’re obviously going to take some valuable items. There is no need to take no valuables just because you’re worried about theft. We’re here to help and we’ve put together everything you need to know if you unfortunately experience a robbery onboard.
Getting robbed onboard
As soon as you are aware of a valuable item being stole, it is essential for you to tell the nearest member of security. If you’re unsure where to go, ask a general member of staff and they will point you in the right direction. The security staff will then work with you to try and find out where your valuables have gone and how to get them back.
The onboard security team are likely to find the perpetrator and either remove them from the ship or hand them over to the local police when the journey is over.
Getting robbed on shore
This can be slightly more tricky as you’re on land and not on a ship in the middle of the ocean. Once you discover the theft the best thing to do is let the excursion leader know – as they will have been trained in this and know what to do. They should then get in touch with the local police and the matter will be dealt with promptly.
Every cruise line takes measures to deter thieves from committing crimes onboard their ships. Security guards are usually situated around the ship at all times in case passengers need their help.
To keep your valuables secure, it is usually a good idea to keep them in the safe which will be situated somewhere in your cabin or available on request. They tend to be used to hold jewellery, passports, spare money and any other travel documents or valuables you don’t need to carry with you.