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Apr 16th 2007 12:50PM My 15 year old daughter & I went on our first cruise (Carnival) a few months ago. Before the cruise, non-cruising family and friends were worried about our safety, and cautioned us about falling overboard, etc., after hearing the many scary news reports. However, once we were on the ship, we both agreed that you would have to be drunk or stupid to fall overboard. The rails are just too high. Of course, it is like any other place, and you need to use your common sense regarding your own safety. She and I went everywhere together - for safety's sake, just as we would in any other public place. Occasionally we saw those that were drinking to excess, but if it ever made us uncomfortable, we just moved to another deck chair, etc. I am not a drinker, and, of course, my 15 year old is not, but we had no problem avoiding others that chose to do that. As a matter of fact, we met other mother/daughter groups to hang out with, who were just looking to have an enjoyable vacation. We enjoyed our mother/daughter cruise, and would definately do it again. It was so relaxing, and we felt very pampered.