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If you're sick, report your illness.

Before your voyage:
- Ask your cruise line if there are alternative  cruising options.
- Consult a doctor to find out whether it is safe for you to sail.

During your voyage, call the ship's medical facility and follow the medical staff's recommendations.



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Wash your hands often!

Why: Avoid exposing yourself and others to anything that may cause illnesses and spread germs.

When: Wash your hands often but especially after using the toilet and before eating or smoking.




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Take care of yourself.

Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water.

Why: Resting helps rebuild your immune system. Drinking water helps prevent dehydration.

 
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