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Old 01-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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sickness on any cruise?

I have only seen one mention of sickness of a Disney cruise on this board, it was the flu. Any other issues of the flu or stomach ailments?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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Any time you put hundreds (or thousands) of people together in 1 space there is great likelihood someone in that crowd has a "bug" of some sort. Whether it's a simple cold, a GI issue, or the flu. It happens. DCL does a terrific job at trying to reduce the spread of germs by handing out hand wipes at every restaurant. If there is a bad case of illness (I'm not sure the exact definition that's used, but it has to be a % of the cruising population) - they will man and serve at all buffets and drink stations to further reduce spread of germs.

Generally speaking, you aren't really any more likely to get sick on a cruise than if you go to work, school, the grocery store, etc.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Any time you put hundreds (or thousands) of people together in 1 space there is great likelihood someone in that crowd has a "bug" of some sort. Whether it's a simple cold, a GI issue, or the flu. It happens. DCL does a terrific job at trying to reduce the spread of germs by handing out hand wipes at every restaurant. If there is a bad case of illness (I'm not sure the exact definition that's used, but it has to be a % of the cruising population) - they will man and serve at all buffets and drink stations to further reduce spread of germs.

Generally speaking, you aren't really any more likely to get sick on a cruise than if you go to work, school, the grocery store, etc.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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On our Disney cruise 8 years ago our 1 yr old was so sick with vomiting and diarrhea it was sad.
Our 10 yr anniversary night he threw up on our way out of the dining room heading back to our room.
There were many people with a stomach virus, maybe the Norowalk which seems to be rampant on cruises.
We have not cruised since, not sure I want to. The Mickey pool onboard was closed daily for decontamination. Someone vomited or pooped in the pool daily. Yep, I said, it's still a memory that's engraved in my mind.
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There have been a lot more reports of illness on DCL than that. My son has contracted pink eye, strep and a virus on our various cruises. Friends all contracted noro virus on a 3-night -- along with their entire hallway.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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There are a ton of reported illnesses on cruise ships, any and all.

Disney does a great job of making sure the guests clean their hands.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:40 PM   #7
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I had a cold on our cruise in November. Probably got it on the plane -- that's not unusual for me.

My grand kids had head lice on our Disney cruise a few years ago, but since it takes several days to incubate they probably got it at school, on the plane, or Disney World.

Sickness happens at home, work, school, church, vacation. Disney cruises are no exception.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #8
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We've cruised three times for a total of sixteen nights and never gotten sick.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:17 AM   #9
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We just did the Panama Canal. My DH got an upper respiratory illness a couple nights in, and I got a stomach bug that lasted much of the second week and a few days after we got home. Our DS5 came through untouched, and he was in the pool and kids clubs the entire time, surrounded by germs
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #10
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We've cruised three times for a total of sixteen nights and never gotten sick.
We've cruised 17 times for a total of 115 nights. Three of us got a stomach bug once for one night (it was a Royal Caribbean Bermuda cruise). It wasn't even a throw up/diahreah type bug it was just cramps and a small fever type bug. So it could have even been something we ate. Don't worry about getting sick.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:09 PM   #11
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You can control what you do, but you can't control other people. Do a lot of hand washing, use the wipes when they're offered, and then don't worry, because you can't control anyone else. And you've got lots of people in a contained environment. It's probably not the vacation for those who worry constantly about contracting an illness; odds are you won't, though.

I've come away with sinus infections but I get those a lot. Flu is going around a lot right now and that's not restricted to cruises.
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