Well if you live in south FL I assume you are careful not to wander into certain parts
at 3:00 am on a Saturday night. Same thing for certain burroughs of NYC
. Same thing for most parts
of the world.
Use a little common sense, research
specific areas before you go (ask other cruisers, people who have been there recently) and go have fun. Most places are as safe as south Florida
, or as dangerous. All that being said, there are some places to avoid at any time, like Somalia
these days. Closer to home Venezuela
has been problematic lately. Check out the situation when you're ready to go.
in the US: you speak the language, know the customs
, could be a crime victim.
outside the US: learn new language, learn new customs
, may be cheaper, could be a crime victim.
If you are retirement
age you might want to research medical
care in the areas you will cruise
. Some spots may be a long way from good trauma care or an ICU.