Experts Say Cruise Ship Safety Begins With Passengers

While they are still quite rare, cruise ship disappearances have become a growing concern among travelers.

Just this Monday, 24 year old Brent Smith from Eastern Carolina, reportedly disappeared shortly after 1 am from the Royal Caribbean Freedom Of The Seas.

The Coast Guard has launched a full investigative search for Smith. But, now many vacationers are wondering just how safe cruise ships are. Today we spoke with a travel agent who says safety begins with the traveler.For More information on safety aboard cruise ships, try these links:

U. S. Coast Guard

Center For Disease Control

U.S. State Department