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Q: How safe is the trip?

All the voyages have been created with safety in mind. However, every passenger is responsible for their own safety on board or during excursions. There are life jackets available in each cabin. There will be a life boat (“abandon ship”) drill at the beginning of the voyage and it is mandatory for all passengers to participate in this exercise. During the voyage the Master may have to perform an additional fire drill, which will be announced. As on all ships, please anticipate pitching and rolling. Also, while travelling through icy waters there can be sudden lurches and stops as the ship collides with and works through the ice. Use the handrails whenever possible, especially going up stairways, ladders etc.
 

  •  Be careful while walking on open decks, they can be very slippery.
  •  Please watch your step going out on deck, as there are high steps in many doorways.
  • When passing through all doorways, and while in your cabin, please do not place your hands on the edge of the doors, as a lurching movement could slam the door on your fingers.
  •  When walking on the ship, please remember: one hand for yourself, one hand for the ship.

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