When you’re on a cruise ship, floating through international waters, you might think that you can get away with almost anything. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. In fact, there are some hard and fast things that a traveler can do that will be immediate grounds for dismissal aboard a commercial cruise ship.
While some of the following 10 things that will get you kicked off a cruise ship are fairly obvious, some are not. So, if you’re planning on hitting the high seas in the near future, then make sure you read this list. Here are the things you don’t want to do if you’re hoping to stay on your ship for its full journey!
1. Skipping the Muster Drill
Veteran cruisers know what a pain-in-the-neck the muster drill is. But, it’s mandatory, and playing hooky will get you detention.
2. Missing the Departure Time
For a cruise to be successful, it must leave and arrive when the ship says it will. Don’t expect the cruise ship to wait for you if you’re running behind.
3. Throw Stuff Overboard
It doesn’t matter if its just a finished cigarette or something larger, getting caught throwing things overboard will get your thrown overboard.
4. Joking About “Man Overboard”
You know how you’re not supposed to yell “fire” in a crowded theater or talk about bombs in an airport. Well, “man overboard” is no laughing matter on a cruise ship.