Travel Tips from Sheree…
Travelling can be exhilarating! Memories are created with each new journey. But we must also do all we can to remain as healthy and safe as possible.
Below are some best travel practices that can keep you as well as your family prepared for unplanned events.
Best Safe Travel Practices:
As the Cruise Industry looks forward to the state of travel returning to normal, it’s important to make note of ways to help ensure that you enjoy a safe and worry-free vacation.
In an abundance of caution and based on our recent information from cruise ships we ask for your assistance in following these best safe practices for travel:
• Pack 14 days of extra medication — In the event of unexpected travel delays and emergencies, please bring additional prescription medication for at least two weeks beyond the length of the cruise. Also, bring a list of the names, strengths and dosages of all medications in case refills are required.
• Provide Emergency Contact — It is critical that each guest provide a validated emergency contact & phone number when you complete the online check-in process. The emergency contact should not be traveling with you. The cruise line will always be able to reach your travel advisor, so the emergency contact should be another personal connection not traveling with you.
• Mobile phone instructions — Clients should enable an international travel plan inclusive of voice and data. Cell phones will not work the same in all countries without an international plan and Wi-Fi is not as available in many countries. An international plan will enable you to stay connected at a reasonable rate and ensure you can be contacted.
• Purchase travel protection — It’s always a good idea and we strongly recommend that you purchase some form of travel protection, not only to protect you from any losses stemming from unforeseeable circumstances during your vacation, but to give you confidence to make new plans with the “cancel for any reason” coverage offered by the cruise line or another supplier.
• Practice healthy travel habits — According to the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the simplest and most effective way to prevent illness, is to take extra care to practice basic health habits, including:
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
Take advantage of hand sanitizer wherever it’s available
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing using a tissue or your bent elbow. And always dispose of the used tissue and wash your hands afterwards
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands
Avoid close contact with sick people