Safety & Security Ashore

We want to make sure this holiday is unforgettable, for all the right reasons. That’s why we have a few simple recommendations for making sure you stay safe and secure while you are ashore.

  • Staying safe is the most important thing. Be security conscious and take sensible precautions. Always pack your own luggage and don’t leave it unattended.
  • Obey the local law. Remember that the laws and procedures which apply are those of the country you are in, not your home country.
  • Remember where you are. Dress and behave conservatively, in accordance with local customs and sensitivities.
  • You’ll want to make a safe splash. Only swim at safe beaches and only participate in snorkelling or scuba activities if you have received training. Do not scuba within 24 hours of flying. Never dive into water of unknown depth.
  • Keep your wits about you in the water. Do not swim after drinking alcohol.
  • Keep your wallet light. When going ashore, carry only the minimum amount of cash that you’ll need for that day. Leave your valuables and spare cash and credit cards in your room’s safety deposit box.
  • It doesn’t matter how strong of a swimmer you are. You must wear a life jacket for boating, water skiing and other offshore water sports. Check water sports equipment for quality and safety features.
  • Stick to what you know. Booking tours outside of the P&O Cruises Shore Tour program is not recommended as P&O has not individually assessed tours outside this program and cannot make any comment on the standard or safety of these tours.
  • Be careful what you put in your belly. During your time ashore, we recommend you drink plenty of bottled water, avoid ice and eat well- cooked food only. Beware of uncooked food including salads and fruit you cannot peel. As we can’t monitor the conditions and methods of preparation of food and drinks ashore, guests are advised that if they purchase or consume food in port, they do so at their own risk. Guests aren’t permitted to take food of any kind from the ship to any destination visited.