Safety while traveling is definitely in the news these days. But let’s face it, any business that doesn’t take health and safety seriously doesn’t stay in business long. So, resorts and cruise lines take health and safety very seriously. Most people recognize that the statistics show travel, in general, and cruising is safe with proper precautions and that’s why enjoying a hard-earned vacation on land or sea is more popular than ever. Here are some useful resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information:
Helpful information from the U.S. Department of State:
Many cruise lines and other vacation destinations prohibit from traveling women who are in or will enter their third trimester of pregnancy (27th week) during the trip. Please call us to discuss various alternatives that may be available.
Various parts of the world are still experiencing outbreaks of the Zika virus which is spread to people by infected mosquitoes. There is no vaccine or medication at this time. Traveling to infected areas while pregnant is not recommended. Please contact us for alternative vacation choices.
Travelers have to do their part, too! If the cruise line says, “no candles” or “no irons” ...they have a reason—candles and irons are a fire hazard, so please leave them home. And, please don’t throw cigarettes overboard or off any balcony because the wind often sweeps them right back onto the ship or on the clothes or patio or balcony of someone below you.
While the point of a vacation is to relax, it doesn’t mean that you can abandon common sense.
There are many solutions to help guard against motion sickness. While cruise lines build their ships with stabilizers to minimize the rocking that causes some people to feel "mal de mer" -- that queasy feeling experienced by some travelers -- motion sickness can also pop up on ferries, bus trips, train rides, and even theme park rides. Here is the way we nip motion sickness in the bud. Jeff starts taking ginger capsules a few days before travel while Linda starts taking Bonine 24 hours before travel. Then if you start to feel "green", simply chew a piece of crystallized ginger which is known for calming a stomach within moments. While all of these potential remedies are available over-the-counter and through Amazon, be sure to check with your doctor for his/her recommendations.