There is never a better time to review all the ways to avoid getting sick than when going on a cruise. After all, cruise ships can be pretty isolated places and if an illness starts to spread among the passengers on board, there isn’t really anywhere for you to hide.
But fear not, as long as you know where you are going and what to prepare for, there is no reason to avoid cruise ship vacations. Paying attention to behaviours, patterns, and being cautious, over all, will have a huge impact on your chances of avoiding any illnesses. So, with that in mind, here are fifteen ways to avoid getting sick on a cruise ship.
1. Don’t Get On
Ok, this sounds silly but what we mean is do not get on the ship if you feel like you are getting sick or are already experiencing symptoms. This is what makes cruise ship illnesses so notorious in the first place. The idea of having to cancel your expensive trip just because of the sniffles or a sore throat is a hard decision to make. However, know that it is the right decision because these symptoms are what can infect hundreds to thousands of people. If you are preparing to go on a cruise, it’s very smart to start taking supplements and making sure you’re getting proper nourishment beforehand. That way you’ll be in better health and your immune system will have a head start against any potential or unknown illnesses you may already unknowingly have.