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Do not worry, you will be fine. We are in out 70's and go on six or seven cruises each year. Choose P. & O. or Royal Caribbean cruises, they are MUCH better than Fred Olson cruises. These slightly larger ships have much bigger and better stabalisers,so you will not be ill at all. Also go on a cruise to the Caribbean, for there the water is so very very smooth.
Enjoy your cruise, they really are the best holiday you can have. Trust me!!!
Luck of the draw really,stick to the modern ships.pref. US.
I took my 89 year old Mother in 2006 on a Carribean cruise on the Navigator of the Seas. First night she took her skin off her arm in a trip up.
They had a medical unit as good as a BUPA hospital on board. If there was something really serious they will get ship to shore rescue.
So all I can say is go with a really reputable Cruise Company.
Book with Celebrity who make it mandatory to sanatize your hands when rejoining the ship or dinin.
We have been on 35 cruises and never been ill!! I would recommend the American ships (Royal Caribbean)as they are very clean and have strict recommendations about sanitising your hands before you go into the restaurants and obviously the newer the ship the cleaner it is!
I have been on 20 cruises and have only been ill once and that was my own fault.....but I have to say the passenger is at fault because we pass on this virus because we do not wash our hands in the toilets it is very simply..... it is the ship's fault and I do feel so sorry for all this bad press the shipping lines do get. You only have to watch people when they go to the toilets.... so use the hand wash when going to the buffet and if in doubt just use your own toilet in your cabin... have a wonderfu l holiday and do not be put off by all these silly tales - just be sensible.
Don't be daft - get on and do it. Don't people ever a bug in Pembrokshir.
Having sailed with P&O on several occasions we have found they take robust precautions with regard to tummy infections which are normally brought on board by passengers unwittingly. Dont worry just book and enjo.
You should have adequate travel insurance,my wife was taken ill in May with pneumonia on Navigator of the Seas,the medical staff onboard were brilliant my wife suffers from emphysema anyway but this was our 5th cruise and our first illness problem.The problem you mention was not caught onboard the ship ut came from an onshore location.Legionaires Disease can thrive in your showerhead if not cleaned.
We have been of 5 cruises and (touch wood) have had absolutely no problems at all. We sailed on the Braemar last year and believe me they were very stringent about hygiene.. you could not enter any restaurant or get back on board without sanitizing your hands.