Health & Safety
Daily Health Tips
- If you take regular medication, make sure you have enough for your whole holiday and a couple of days’ extra just in case. Keep it close and carry in your hand luggage.
- Please drink alcohol in moderation at all times. When you’re ashore, check alcohol content of local and imported drinks.
- Be extremely careful if you’re having Kava - a popular herbal, medicinal and ceremonial drink in the Pacific Islands. It enhances the effects of alcohol and long term use may cause liver damage.
- To prevent illness, wash your hands often and thoroughly and always after going to the toilet, before handling food and eating.
Safety and Security
Having a safe and happy cruise is the most important thing to us. While we love to have fun the safety and security of guests and crew always comes first. We have procedures and policies that we use before, after and during the cruise. We reserve the right to deny boarding of any person we believe is not suitable to travel.
We’ll help as much as we can. If you have special medical or medical equipment needs let us know at time of booking.
SAFETY & SECURITY ASHORE
Make your holiday unforgettable, for all the right reasons. Here’s a few simple ways to stay safe and secure ashore.
Start and finish your cruise on a high note. Your health while travelling is important so get in the know about vaccinations.
A stomach bug with vomiting and diarrhea symptoms that can last for one to two days. Protect yourself and others by regularly washing your hands and changing to clean clothes everyday.
The decks can be slippery so low-heeled rubber soles shoes are recommended. That means you wont have to watch your step.
Slip, slop, slap! The sun is bright and sunburn hurts so make sure you stay sun safe while on your holiday.
If you get a little queasy on the water make sure you buy enough medication before you leave home. Seasickness medication can also be purchased onboard.
Insect bites can hurt! Avoid them by wearing light coloured, loose fitting clothing that covers your arms and legs and regularly apply insect repellent that contains at least 20% DEET.
We strongly recommend you purchase appropriate international travel insurance at the time you pay your deposit for any P&O Cruises' itinerary. If you do not purchase travel insurance you may not be able to recover cancellation charges, medical costs, repatriation and other expenses that may arise if things to do not go according to plan.