Things to Do to Avoid Getting Ill on a Cruise Trip

Cruise Trip

Getting on a cruise can be exciting. For some people, it’s one of the activities on their bucket list. Considering all the amenities and services on a cruise, it’s definitely worth the try. It doesn’t even matter if getting a ticket would cost a lot of money. 

Unfortunately, as we have seen in recent events, cruise ships are undoubtedly a Petri dish for different bacterial and viral infections. Therefore, going on a cruise trip comes with a risk. If you still insist in taking this trip in the future, these are some health and safety tips to consider

Get flu shots

Get flu shots

You need to get flu shots to keep yourself protected against a possible viral infection. However, you need to understand that the current coronavirus doesn’t have a vaccine yet. It still doesn’t hurt to protect yourself from other types of viral infections if vaccines are already available. Once a vaccine for coronavirus is invented, you have to get one so that you will feel more confident stepping in s crisis ship. 

Maintain social distancing

Even if you’re in a cruise ship, you still need to maintain social distancing if possible. The problem is that considering how packed the cruise ships are, it might be difficult for you to maintain a distance. The best thing you need to do is to avoid interaction with people you don’t know. If you want to talk to someone you just met, you can still maintain a distance of 6 feet.

Wear protective gear 

Protective gear like mask and gloves won’t give you assurance that you won’t get ill, but somehow, they help. It’s also important that if you’re a potential carrier of the virus, you don’t spread it to other people especially if you’re asymptomatic. 

Listen to advisory

The cruise also has a central announcement office where essential information is disseminated. You have to listen to announcements if there are updates regarding health and security. As soon as there is a potential risk of an outbreak, the first thing you need to do is to secure your food, and get back to your cabin. Disinfect your area, and make sure that you don’t get out until it’s safe to do so. The cruise staff will be responsible in making sure that you will remain safe and not get hungry until you head out of the ship.

Bring your medicines

Sure, there’s a risk of a potential viral infection. However, the bigger risk is from your underlying condition. If you are already suffering from other diseases, you need to come prepared. Bring your medicine with you. You also need to consult with your doctor if it’s safe to go on a trip aboard a cruise ship.

Hopefully, the current pandemic will be over. There’s no guarantee that things will get back to normal right away. It might also take time before people will trust cruise ship companies again. If in the future if you decide to embark on this journey, you just have to remember these tips. 

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