Cruise secrets-2017/07/04-UK

12 things you didn’t know about holidays at sea

Health

They might be bad for your health

Ships have their own morgue

Ships have their own morgue

Piracy is still an issue - and cruise lines have some weird and wonderful ways of dealing with it

Piracy is still an issue, and cruise lines have some weird and wonderful ways to deal with it

The first cruise ships offered fresh milk, courtesy of a cow slung in a hammock

The first cruise ships offered fresh milk, courtesy of a cow slung in a hammock

Some people live on cruise ships – and it can be cheaper than renting in London

Some people live on cruise ships – and it can be cheaper than renting in London

Some weird stuff goes on at sea

Some weird stuff goes on at sea

Some staff get paid pretty poorly

Staff get paid pretty poorly

Cruise lines register their ships in some far-flung places (like Bermuda)

Cruise lines register their ships in some far-flung places (like Bermuda)

There are secret codes you're not supposed to know about

The emergency codes you’re not supposed to know about:

Alpha – Medical emergency; Bravo – Fire or other serious incident; Charlie – Security threat; Delta – Damage to the ship; Echo – Possible collision with another ship, or in other cases a warning of high winds;  Oscar – Man overboard; Papa – Pollution or oil spill; Sierra – Call for a stretcher;  Priority 1 – Possible fire on board; Priority 2 – Leak.

More than 20 people fall overboard each year - but some survive

More than 20 people fall overboard each year – but some survive

Some people are utterly devoted to the same ship

Some people are devoted to the same ship

There are some simple remedies for seasickness

There are some simple remedies for seasickness

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