Cruise Follow Up58 sec read
I am happy to report that our week at sea was uneventful from a health standpoint. Even though there were over 3,000 passengers (including 884 children), I didn’t see anyone that looked sick or on the verge of getting sick. A few passengers sported the scopolamine patch behind their ears, but I felt no need to take any medication or Vitamin B6 (that I dutifully packed for the trip).
There were some medical questions for the passengers when checking in, and if you said yes to having had a cough or other symptom in the past week, you were required to see their medical staff upon boarding. There was also a Purell® station at the entrance to each dining room or eating area, and many passengers were using this. These measures may have helped or we might have been lucky, but I would not avoid a cruise because of health concerns. I would, however, still check the outbreak list when planning your next cruise and take precautions just in case.