Cruising Tips 71: Bad Cruise Habits Part One – Norovirus Tips

Hapag Lloyd Europa Sydney

Hapag Lloyd Europa Sydney

Gary Bembridge author of “The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook” provides another 60-Second Cruise Tip. For more visit and subscribe free to the podcast on iTunesStitcher Radio and TuneIn Radio

Bad Cruise Habits To Avoid: Part One

Online you will find lists of categories of annoying cruisers, bemoaning the fact that too many people become annoying, irresponsible and selfish on board. I wanted to share a thought one bad habit every cruiser should avoid.

While most cruise passengers are courteous, and considerate – there are things everyone should follow to make sure they are respectful, and make pleasant companions.

For example:

Follow every precaution to avoid bringing or spreading Norovirus.

Cruise lines cannot prevent the virus being brought on board, and they rely on passengers to be honest. If there’s an outbreak on a ship, it creates an enormous amount of extra duties for the crew, on top of their existing responsibilities, and it’s a highly disrespectful way to treat fellow cruisers. I’ve been on a ship where there was an outbreak. The key reason it spread was that passengers followed neither the advice on sanitization nor the quarantine requirements after contracting the virus. Wash your hands with soap and water regularly, and use the antibacterial gel placed around the ship. Follow the guidance and stay in your cabin if you contract a virus.

Listen to the next episode for another bad habit to avoid


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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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