Cruise expert Jo Hall shares a few tips to ensure you stay healthy on the high seas.
4. Colds and tummy upsets
Hygiene on ships today is very important, however, illnesses such as colds and respiratory infections can break out on board, and be passed around easily. If you have an ongoing respiratory condition, a flu shot might be worth considering. Traveller’s Diarrhoea can hit you anywhere, especially if you eat ashore, so only drink bottled water off-ship, avoid undercooked meats and fish, also fruits unless you can peel them.
Norovirus is a common cruise ship illness, causing symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It’s transmitted several ways, including person-to-person contact and through contaminated surfaces; to avoid catching it, wash your hands before eating, after using the bathroom, and regularly use hand sanitisers provided in public areas.
To find out more about cruising or to find the cruise of your dreams within your budget, visit CruiseGuide.com.au.
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