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Travel health

13 December 2018

Your first cruise In the Caribbean

Many travelers choose to cruise during our winter in the Caribbean.

Here are some tips to simplify your life before boarding your trip:

Luggage

  • Take a picture of your suitcases and keep them in your smart phone (in case of loss or theft of suitcases)
  • Avoid putting towels and beach towels, they are provided on the boats.
  • The hair dryer is usually located in one of the drawers of your cabin or in the bathroom
  • Iron is not allowed in all cruise ships but washer and dryer facilities are available on some decks and indicated in the boat manual in your cabin.

Excursions booked in advance

  • Travelers who take a cruise for the first time tend to book their tours as soon as they are available online. However, it can be expensive and exceed your budget on this trip.
  • It is recommended to book in advance excursions not to be missed and with limited places.
  • For other excursions, it is better to wait to be on board and it is not more expensive.
  • You can also, when the boat stops near the centers of interest, go to the local tourism center which will indicate you visits to make in all freedom.


Dress codes

  • During the day, casual outfits on the bridges and the ship.
  • For gala or captain's nights, plan a long dress and for a gentleman suit including a tie or tuxedo.
  • The dress code is always indicated on the menu of the day, left in your cabin the night before.

 

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Dress code

Do not forget your travel kit
The best first aid kit: The one that you build yourself according to your needs.

Personal prescription drugs must be clearly identified in their original container.

 

Your health goes first

The size of cruise ships is increasing.

 

Many of them carry some 3,000 passengers and 1,500 crew members and in recent years, 5,000-passenger boats have been inaugurated.

 

Most cruises last 7 to 10 days; after which, the boat arrives at the dock, lets its passengers disembark, is cleaned and replenished and receives a new contingent of passengers in a single day.

 

It is recommended to consult your health care professional member of Travel Health Assist 6 to 8 weeks before your departure to update your vaccination, to receive the required advice for this kind of trip.

 

All cruise ships are equipped with a medical center with a doctor and nurses that you can consult on site if you have medical problems (flu symptoms, seasickness, accidents causing sprains or fractures etc.)

 

These services are paid and therefore ensure you have a good travel insurance before leaving.

Enjoy your cruise safely and get informed, protected and come back healthy.

Christine Dumontet RN. (more than 22 cruises to my credit)
President Dumontet CSV Inc
Travel Health Assist

 

Find all the information on international health with the
Professional Package et le Corporate Package

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