13 Secrets Cruise Ships Are Hiding From You

13 Secrets Cruise Ships Are Hiding From You



well it's time to weigh anchor get out to sea and check out these 13 secrets cruise ships don't want you to know when you go on a cruise for the first time life on the ship may seem very mysterious how does this huge creature function so efficiently but the more experience you gain the better you'll understand that there are some things crewmembers don't tell you about and you only get to know about the off-the-menu treats or good deals on onboard purchases if you're really lucky well you don't need to learn these things the hard way uh-uh this video will open your eyes to 13 secrets cruise ship cruise don't want you to know but before you make a wild Dash for knowledge remember to hit this enticingly red subscription button yeah right there this is the door that will lead you to the bright side of life with all its cool videos and useful information to keep track of daily updates remember to turn on notifications all right grab your life vest and let's cast off counting down from number 13 you should know that there are no all-inclusive cruises first-timers often believe that having paid for a cruise they'll enjoy all the riches of an all-inclusive trip not exactly write down this list of things that are typically not included in the cost of a cruise to avoid a feeling of horror when you see your bill at the end most specialty restaurants are free as are the buffets and main dining rooms at the same time some of them will require you to pay from $10 to $30 per person if you are unwilling to pay extra avoid spas and salons unless you've picked a luxury cruise such services aren't cheap pay attention because excursions offered onboard often aren't free you can use fitness facilities you like free weights to exercise bikes to climbing walls to tennis courts however for such classes as yoga dancing or Pilates you'll most likely have to pay about ten bucks in addition you'll have to leave tips for the staff and that's about ten dollars a day per passenger alcoholic cocktail soft drinks and some other beverages for example coffee in a coffee shop can also have their price before ordering things make sure you know their cost in general the more expensive cruises have more options included that's why it often turns out that paying more for a trip can actually save you money number 12 every cruise ship has a jail on board yeah think about it cruise ships sometimes spend hours and even days on the open sea what if somebody commits a crime on board by the way it happens much more often than you may think with all those exotic alcoholic cocktails at the bar for exactly this reason each cruise ship has its own very real jail called the brig this prison typically consists of several small rooms with only a bed for furniture they're usually located at the front of the ship offending individuals stay there under lock and key until they get transferred to the port authorities at the end of the trip or at the nearest port so behave yourselves number eleven every cruise ship also has a morgue onboard it's not part of the tour more than twenty two million people go on cruises every year many of them are seniors enjoying their days in the most relaxing way possible sadly cases of people passing away on cruise ships aren't so rare in fact about 200 people pass away while on a cruise every year that's why it's very important not to boast your friends I'm just dying to go on a cruise let's not tempt fate okay now this is why it seems only logical that every ship has its own morgue when somebody dies the ship's crew won't in four other passengers about the tragedy so as not to spoil the trip for the remainder of the journey the body stays in the morgue which is located in the staff area of the ship passengers are prohibited from entering this zone it's pretty dead down there okay I'll stop number 10 there are secret codes you'll surely agree that the crew has to avoid mass panic in an emergency situation they have a solution to this problem secret codes if you hear an announcement of operation bright star or alpha alpha alpha there's a medical emergency on board an operation rising star means that a passenger has died ah going to heaven get it code PB I doesn't have such a tragic connotation you can decipher it as a public vomiting incident mr. mob as well as Oscar Oscar Oscar informs the crew that there's a person overboard Code Red stands for an illness outbreak now you never want to hear Charlie Charlie Charlie which means there's a security threat or Bravo bravo Bravo which gives notice of a fire oh and Pizza Pizza Pizza means that Papa John just fell overboard yeah just kidding number 9 befriend the crew you may get amazing perks besides having really little sleep and tons of work crew members can also enjoy some perks of their profession such as parties and cheap this means $1 cocktails cheap alcohol at the bars catering exclusively for the crew if you manage to befriend some staff members you might be able to have a much more exuberant trip but in reality you'll have a tough task at hand crew members are often immediately sacked and left at the nearest port because they fraternize with passengers Wow number eight there's a secret pool available for a chosen few and well there's a tiny chance that you might be invited to a crew only party there's another amazing privilege just for those who work on the ship that would be a hot tub sometimes accompanied by a swimming pool which is situated in the front of the ship in the staff only area you could wander for hours looking for a free deck chair while crew members can relax in a private hot tub isn't that a good reward for their hard work here's number 7 ask for adults only areas there's one secret that may help you if you have problems with hordes of people near the common pool if you are older than 18 look for adults only swimming pools in public areas most passengers don't know that such an option exists if they do they can't go there with their kids that's why adults only zones are much calmer and more relaxing than the rest of the ship if you don't see such a place ask a crew member sometimes these swimming pools are situated in secluded areas or under the roof number six the crew has anti pirate training Yoho pirates do exist nowadays and from time to time they even attempt to attack cruise ships there have been six such cases recorded but only one of them was successful luckily the ship didn't have any passengers on board at that moment the crew eventually returned home and the ship was retrieved after the owners paid a ransom the area in which the risk of pirate attacks is the highest is located in the Gulf of Oman near Kenya Somalia Yemen and Oman yeah I'd probably stick to the Caribbean for a cruise there's no pirates in the Caribbean are there number five the bigger your ship is the higher the risk of a fire between 1999 and 2011 79 fires happen on cruise ships what's more since 2006 the number of fires per year has doubled but honestly it's no wonder Oh Asus of the Seas one of the largest cruise ships on the planet has so much electrical wiring that it could stretch across America from coast to coast and owing to the proximity of all these electrical things to water you can see the potential hazard number four people gain weight on cruises really now several cruise reviewers conducted a number of online polls according to the results people gained between five and ten extra pounds on a week-long cruise it definitely depends on how much they workout while cruising and how many alcoholic cocktails they drink each day never mind all the trips to the buffet line number three your ship will easily leave you behind now if you return too late from a shore excursion you may not find your ship at the port bye bye this is especially the case if you decided to save money by buying an excursion when you win ashore nobody on the ship has any obligations to wait for you as cruise ships have to stick to a very strict schedule to be on the safe side always carry a photocopy of your passport and other documents some cash and credit cards and bring your watch number to disease outbreaks are not uncommon on cruise ships the thing that any cruise ship crew is most terrified of is norovirus the problem is that everyone on the ship lives in close quarters and shares dining areas passenger turnover is fast which also contributes to the problem even if one infected person gets on board this may result in a disastrous gastrointestinal outbreak diarrhea vomiting stomach cramps you get the picture experienced crewmembers promise that this is not how you want to spend your vacation time number one people go missing from cruise ships few people know that cruise ships are notorious for the number of people that disappear without a trace every year according to statistics from the cruise victims Association Wow there is such a group 165 people went missing between 1995 and 2011 some sources state that this number could be as high as 200 people nobody knows if the people fell overboard committed suicide were murdered or were kidnapped Oscar Oscar Oscar now press the like button if at least one of these secrets managed to surprise you tell us in the comments below if you would like to go into cruise if your answer is yes what would be your dream destination I'm guessing probably not the brig or the morgue hey see you next time on the bright side of life

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  1. TIMESTAMPS
    You should know that there are no all-inclusive cruises. 1:22
    Every cruise ship has a jail on board. 2:53
    Every cruise ship also has a morgue on board. 3:44
    There are secret codes. 4:44
    Befriend the crew — you may get amazing perks! 5:44
    There's a secret pool available for a chosen few. 6:23
    Ask for adults-only areas. 6:56
    The crew has anti-pirate training. 7:35
    The bigger your ship is, the higher the risk of a fire. 8:15
    People gain weight on cruises. 8:50
    Your ship will easily leave you behind. 9:16
    Disease outbreaks are not uncommon on cruise ships. 9:51
    People go missing from cruise ships. 10:29

  2. I HAVE WANTED TO TAKE A CRUISE. I AM LEERY OF GOING BECAUSE OF ALL THE DISASTERS I HAVE HEARD OF. THEY RELY NEED TO FIX SOME OF THE PROBLEMS BEFORE I GO ON ONE.

  3. I can confirm that befriending the crew gives you extra perks. Extra hint: the theater does not have cameras so she can't get fired.

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  5. I will go to Greece on holiday in two weeks. Since we are going to take an aeroplane to get there, I have forbidden myself to watch any flight and aeroplane disaster-videos! So I watch these disaster-videos about boats instead!

  6. disclaimer if u book a shore excursion on board and arrive late your ship will not leave u behind since it is illegal for them to do so since it was booked and monitored by the cruise lines

  7. My father is the captain of Oasis of the seas – one of the biggest cruise ships and his cabin is very big and nobody ir trying to hide the truth come on!

  8. My father is the captain of Oasis of seas and nobody is trying to hide anything!! They say everything in the beginning of the cruise so you are trying the truth not them

  9. 😂😂 I have worked on numerous cruise companies and have yet to see the crew jacuzzi….you may find a pool on some(newer ships) but certainly no jacuzzi😂

  10. sure it does, for the last point, people gone for somehow at the mega ship, very creepy, the psycho or else dam…

  11. my dad is Chatty Cathy once we went on vacation and he was such good friends with the drink and food bar people he could just walk in and change the music!!!!!!!!

  12. Gaining weight hahaha not for the crew we work 12 to 14 hours a day7 days a week no day off for 8 months

  13. We did 9 cruises between 1984 to 1998. ENOUGH! My dad just liked cruising and we had to go with him. NO MORE!

  14. Spent 20 years in he Coast Guard….would like to go on a vacation….on the water…….where. I’m not working……

  15. A cruise can be all inclusive. You do not have to spend any additional money, take an excursion or eat at a speciality restaurant. It is just more fun if you do.

    Best cruise destination is ….. Bermuda. 🇧🇲

  16. 3 reasons to go on a cruise
    Blondes, Brunettes, Redheads.
    Not interested in tolerating someone else's brat that they can't control they are not cute or adorable just irritating.

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