By now, you’ve probably heard about the cruise balcony controversy that erupted recently in the United Kingdom.
The idea behind the cruise balconies is that if you rent out your condo, you can make sure guests stay out of the balcony by locking it up to prevent them from getting too close to the balcony.
The cruisers are charging extra for their balconies, but the balconies themselves are pretty simple to install.
All you need to do is cut a small hole in the back of your balcony, attach the balcony railing and you’re good to go.
It’s all done by a few simple steps.
You just need to know how to get the balcony set up and where to put the screws.
Read on to learn more about how to install cruise balcony security.
The Cruisers Are Getting A Lot of Attention in the U.K. This incident was a pretty big deal in the UK, with the prime minister calling for a ban on cruise balconys in the country.
It all started when a man named Tom Fenton, who has been living in a condo in Portsmouth, Northamptonshire, called the police on August 8th to report that his balcony had been broken into.
After searching the apartment, they found a couple who’d been trying to steal his balcony.
They were arrested and charged with burglary, and they’ve since been released on bail.
After Tom Feton’s arrest, the cruise company issued a statement saying that they were “deeply sorry for any distress caused.”
The statement also said that the cruise companies policy was to have all guests stay in their condo when they’re renting out their condo, and that they “do not condone guests trying to cause any disruption to our guests.”
However, Tom Finton said that his cabin had been vandalized and that he had been given “a very negative reception.”
He said that he has now had a lot of trouble finding accommodation because of this incident, but he hopes that the government will make it easier for people to keep their balconys locked down.
The cruise companies statement added that the balconys are not designed to be used for a security purpose, and are “designed for an entertainment purpose.”
However, it also noted that the security cameras installed in cruise cabins are designed to catch people who try to get close to their balconries.
They also added that they are “working closely with the Police Service of Great Britain and Scotland to develop a security plan for all of our cabins and cruise cruises.”
The cruise companies also added “that if you’re renting a cabin, be sure to ensure that the balcony is secured by security locks before you leave your home, as cruise ships use them for this purpose.”
Cruise Lines are Getting Back on Track After This Incident In the UK the cruise liners are now making efforts to make sure that the public is aware of their balcony policies, and Tom Fettons story will probably serve as a wake-up call to the cruisers about the need for these balconies.
The cruise lines stated that they have “zero tolerance for trespassers,” and that the policy “includes locking all balcony access doors.”
However the cruise ships’ security is still shaky, and there are reports that cruise ship employees are often not wearing seat belts on cruise ships.
So we’ll have to wait and see how the cruises’ policy changes in the future before we can really be sure that cruise ships will be making an effort to protect their guests from trespassing on their balcones.
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