Whether you are a regular on cruises or you’re just finding your sea legs, they are a great way to explore the world. But if you’re planning on cruising, there are a few things you need to know about staying fit and healthy. We’ve gathered some top tips to ensure you have a good trip:
1. Take advantage of the on-board gyms and swimming pools
How often are fantastic gym and swimming facilities within such a close proximity to you? And with the amount of food on offer on a cruise, you’ve got no excuse for not going and burning some calories off. Many cruises offer fitness classes and off board excursions that will help you keep up the exercise too.
2. Be careful with personal hygiene
Due to the close quarters of people from all around, the chances of germs spreading are quite high on a cruise. But as long as you always wash your hands, use sanitiser and minimise person-to-person contact with strangers, you should enjoy a cruise without catching a cold or the flu.
3. Come prepared
Essentials, such as sun screen and bug repellent, can be quite expensive on a cruise ship. But you’ll need a good supply, so make sure you take what you need on board. Don’t let the price put you off if you run out, though – you’d rather spend the money, than spend a day or two sunburnt.
4. Avoid seasickness
It’s also worth adding some seasickness tablets to your bag of essentials. When the seas are particularly rough, also avoid excessive amounts of alcohol and look out to the horizon if you do start to feel nauseous.
5. Enjoy yourself
Your mental well-being is just as important as physical health. You won’t be able to relax on your cruise if you’re constantly worried and stressed – so take a sensible approach to germs and make sure you’re still enjoying yourself. Many cruise ships have spas on board, so treat yourself. After all, you’re on holiday – you deserve it.
How To Stay Healthy On A Cruise
Do you have any cruise health tips to share?
I never thought about the personal hygiene aspect of a cruise in that regard before! Great post!
Thanks Emily – so important considering the number of people on board and what can be close quarters.
That’s a great size of gym for a boat! Amazing! These tips are awesome 🙂
I know! Ovation of the Seas can take almost 5000 passengers so it’s good to see a decent sized gym there. It was much bigger than my local gym haha. Thanks Robyn 🙂
One day I want to do a cruise and I will definitely think of your health tips! Thank you 🙂
Oh I hope you get to go on one very soon Marlies!