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Everyone is waiting for things to get back to normal so that they can go out again and enjoy a family cruise, but there are a lot of changes you should make to do so safely. The following are five tips to help you plan a safe family cruise adventure that your entire family needs right now.
1. Pay Attention to Cruise Information
You are probably wondering when will cruise lines resume. Well, these are unprecedented times, but cruise lines around the world are stepping up and trying to figure out how to resume business in a way that is safe for everyone.
This is the reason you should pay attention to any updates regarding when cruises are going to start again. In all likelihood, the cruises that are going to resume will be in areas where the pandemic has been somewhat contained. Yes, you may see some limitations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a cruise that will be fun and safe for you and your family.
2. Learn About the Precautions
You want your family to have the best chance of being safe on the cruise. Another thing you should do before choosing a cruise is finding out what the cruise company will be doing to keep everyone safe. Every company out there is restructuring its business model to accommodate this new normal.
What you’ll have to do is find out what kind of precautions are being taken and choose the company that is doing what feels right. There are some companies skipping stops in China altogether, and there other companies that are checking the temperatures of passengers before the cruise begins. Some of these steps may seem extreme, but they are there to help everyone be a little safer.
3. Get Proactive With Your Health
The next thing you want to focus on is everyone’s health prior to the trip. This is something you can do before you take the cruise to ensure that everyone’s immune system is as strong as it can be. Ideally, you nor anyone in your family will get sick, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Go to the hospital and have everyone take a physical to make sure things are okay. You also want to ensure that everyone has all the immunity shots they need to go on a cruise. If your immune system is as strong as it can be, then you might be a little safer out there while you are traveling the world. Make sure you start on this early rather than cramming all of these doctor appointments at the last minute.
4. Cleanliness is Your New Friend
Everyone in your family has to learn to be clean during a cruise. Of course, your family has probably been relatively clean, but you need to step things up a bit to be safe. You are going to have to learn to use a disinfectant before and after each meal.
You’ll have to consider wearing gloves whenever you are outside of your room while on this cruise. It may be a good idea to have everyone in your family learn to avoid touching their face. People touch their faces all the time and sometimes this is done subconsciously. You must learn to be conscious of your hands, and don’t touch your face if you haven’t washed your hands just yet.
5. Be Sure You Have Great Health Insurance
Health insurance is important right now with everything that is going on. The cost of health care is quite expensive, especially in countries like the United States, so you have to prepare for that. Having good health care insurance protects you, just in case you have to visit a doctor while traveling.
As much as you are doing to decrease the chances of your family getting sick, you can’t predict these problems. You don’t want to worry about money when you should be worrying about getting the care you need for your family. Consider choosing a third-party health insurance provider that covers most things that could happen while you guys are traveling.
These are just some things you can keep in mind to be safe on your next family cruise. Be sure to talk to your cruise provider to see if they have some additional tips for you.