Travel Advice/Travel Tips - Health
tips for cruising
In 2003, approximately eight and a half million passengers embarked from
North American ports for their cruise vacation. Traveling on cruise
ships exposes people to new environments, mixes in large crowds and puts
them in close proximity.
Although an infrequent occurrence, these exposures creates the risk for
illness, either from contaminated food, water, or more commonly through
person to person contact.
The CDC recommends that travelers follow these tips to help prevent the
spread of illness:
- Wash your hands
- Before and after
touching your face,
going to the bathroom
- When your hands are dirty.
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- Leave the area if you see someone get sick (vomiting or diarrhea).
- Report the incident to the cruise staff.
- You could become sick if you ingest contaminated particles that
travel through the air.
Take care of yourself.
- Get plenty of rest
Resting helps rebuild your immune system.
- Drink lots of water.
- Drinking water helps prevents dehydration.
- Be considerate of other people’s health.
- If you’re ill before taking a cruise, call the cruise line to
determine if there are alternative cruising options.
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