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While the vast majority of boats are safe and well run, the possibility of an onboard fire reminds us of the importance of having travel/ID documents, meds and other important items in a dry/go bag close at hand in the event of an emergency.
There are so many LOBs and cruises that you could LOBs every year and the odds are highly against you ever experiencing even a minor fire. Still, all of the LOB fires I know about, except Conception, have been in the Red Sea. Too many to be coincidence. That is a horrible and unacceptable way to lose your life. I will pay the premium rate to get a cabin on main deck if not top deck.
There always seems to be a charge station on deck for camera and torch batteries. Normally at the first briefing they say that batteries aren’t to be charged in cabins, and phones and tablets can only be charged while you are in the cabin.