A 12 day cruise was excellent weather excellent food excellent ports great but there was just one thing that really bugged me. The ship was riddled with flu. 300 people where quarantined with flu. But i think well over a 1000 people had flu symptoms. I got the flu on the last day and past it onto my wife whom then past it onto my child 3 weeks after the cruise. Ok you may say that is the way the cookie crumbles but really...... well over 1000 people with flu. The doctors on the boat said it was an epidemic. It was insane. 2000 people got off that ship on a Saturday and then another 2000 people got on within 7 hours. The ship was contaminated. The air conditioning was full of bugs. everything that people would touch sneeze over was contaminated. It was insane. The medical centre was a business within itself. Charging exorbitant prices for just a visit and more for the drugs which in today's world antibiotics should not be prescribed. Wow i gotta say that because of this serious problem P&O must be thinking how much of this can they actually hold down... before it effects the actual cruise business.
Everyone on the board i spoke to had sickness or knew of someone terrible sick. It was insane.
I advise those whom are going on a cruise get a flu jab. Get your immune system as high as you can with certain food. And wash wash wash your hands every 2 or 3 hours while on the ship. Get a balcony so that you can have natural air with the door open. Riding lifts pushing buttons touching hand rails tables chairs wash wash wash your hands. I met families with members spending over half the cruise on their backs. Sick. 4 people got taken off on stretches.
this is not a complaint it is a warning for those that dont know about contaminated ships.
Take nasal spray.
your own hand sanitiser to use more regularly
A mask for certain situations.
Watch the food though it all looks very nice .... eat healthy
Will i cruise again? i really dont know. The flu bug i got off the vessel was as bad as you can imagine.