Cruising Clean: How to Stay Healthy on Your Cruise Adventure


Cruising Clean: How to Stay Healthy on Your Cruise Adventure
Maximise your cruise experience and protect against unwanted travel hassles with these top tips on staying healthy while you’re on board.

Embarking on a cruise adventure is an exciting prospect, filled with the promise of new destinations, entertainment, and relaxation.

While indulging in the pleasures of a cruise, it’s important to prioritise your health to ensure a memorable and enjoyable journey.

Here are some valuable tips on how to stay healthy on your cruise adventure:

Hydration is Key

Begin your cruise by staying well-hydrated. Bring a reusable water bottle and regularly refill it throughout the day. The combination of sun, sea breeze, and on-board activities can lead to dehydration, so make it a habit to drink plenty of water.

Wash hands often

Remember, thousands of people have touched that doorknob before you, so use the hand washing facilities on board and pack sanitiser if you need. This simple practice can protect you from common illnesses.

See a doctor

Visit a travel specialist well before you depart. Take your itinerary with you so they can advise on the required and recommended vaccines. If you take medication, make sure you have enough for your entire trip – and then some.

Try not to share

Avoid sharing plates, or having other people pass you plates, glasses or even common serving utensils. At a buffet, make sure you have a couple of extra spoons handy to ladle food.

Watch what you eat

Being on holiday at sea doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy. 
Opt for vegetables instead of chips, fish instead of burgers. Depending on where you are, it may be wise to avoid raw food – bacteria and viruses that make you ill thrive in warm climates.

Hit the gym

Most cruise ships come with state-of-the-art fitness facilities, which you should make the most of. Regular exercise will also boost your immune system.

Do your laundry well

Viruses can linger on garments that are not washed sufficiently. Choose hot, long laundry cycles. 

Prioritise sleep

Adequate sleep is crucial for overall well-being. Ensure you get enough rest each night to recharge your energy for the day’s activities. Quality sleep contributes to better mood, concentration, and immune function.

Sun protection

Cruises often involve ample time spent under the sun. Protect your skin by applying sunscreen with a high SPF, wearing protective clothing, and seeking shade during peak sun hours. Don’t forget sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to shield your eyes and face.


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