In light of the recent drowning death of an 8-year-old boy in a swimming pool on the Royal Caribbean ship Anthem of the Seas, cruise safety is in the spotlight, and people in the travel industry are offering cruise safety tips for passengers.
The boy’s death is the latest in a recent series of drowning incidents involving children aboard cruise ships.
The deaths highlight the fact that most cruise lines do not have lifeguards at their pools.
Despite these accidents, drownings aboard ships are uncommon, and pool-related incidents are rare. But travel experts said the drowning on Anthem of the Seas reinforces the need for travelers to keep safety measures in mind when they’re on a cruise.
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