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The whole issue of being medically certified fit to travel doesn't mean anything unless you're pregnant or undergoing certain medical procedures. For those who are pregnant, cruise lines don't allow women who've entered their 24th week to cruise.
Stopped counting a few years ago -- have done over 140 cruises.
other kind of "nasty".
Costa Atlantica Jan, 2002 Caribbean
Dawn Princess - Jan, 2003 Caribbean
Celebrity Summit - Jan, 2007 Panama Canal - full transit
RCCL Mariner of the Seas - Jan, 2009 Around the Horn B2B
Holland America Westerdam - Oct. 2012 - Hawaii and South Pacific
Holland America Westerdam - Jan. 2015 - B2B - Caribbean
Azamara - Quest - Oct. 2016 - Caribbean Repo -- New Orleans to Miami - 16 days
Blue skies and calm seas await !!
Cunard-Queen Mary 1961 NY to Cherbourg
Cunard-Queen Elizabeth 1963 Cherbourg to NY
MWA- Heritage 8/05, 8/06
Carnival- Legend 01/10, 9/12, 9/16
Carnival- Fascination 12/10,11/11,10/13,11/14, 9/15
Carnival- Elation 1/14, 1/16
I will try one thing today,
that I have never done before,
and when I have finished something new,
I'll go try one thing more.
"Hurray for ships!.....Let us keep them alive as a token of love,to make the last romantics happy. Let us use them to cure the depressed. Let us prescribe sea journeys..." Tiziano Terzani
America-It doesn't matter what ship our ancestors came here on, we're all in the same boat now.
You guys jsut reminded me to call my doc and see if I need any shots for Central America. Thanks.Depending on your itinerary --- IF you are visiting any South American countries BEFORE hitting Central America (for ex. Brazil) --- and your
ship is stopping at Costa Rica --- you may need a Yellow Fever shot.
Best to check with the Costa Rica Consulate --- you can send them a
email --- we were on a 46 day cruise around South America and stopped
in Costa Rica on the way home. Yellow Fever Certificates were required
for all passengers exiting the ship for shore excursions or to just walk around. You will need to get these at an International Travel Clinic -- your family doctor usually does NOT stock this vaccine. You will receive
a yellow "International Vaccination" booklet that also must be signed by
your personal physican. The shots are good for 10 years, I believe.
If you are over the age of 60 and have significant health issues (for ex.
heast, diabetes) --- you can be exempt BUT you still need to visit the
clinic to get the booklet stamped and your doctor still needs to sign it. Take a
letter on his letterhead stating why you should be exempt. With certain
cruise lines --- if you DO NOT have the proper vaccinations prior to
boarding --- you will NOT be allowed to board the ship. Not a great way
to start your vacation.