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.

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Andrew Orr, Jr. serves as a Special Projects Director. Andy is responsible for taking the product development lead for certain large products being launched, including HTH Mobile and HTH Appointment Scheduling. Andy has an extensive entrepreneurial and technical background. He has served as HTH IT Director in the past as well as president of a number of entrepreneurial businesses. Andy earned his Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and his Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University.

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