Cruising Vista Sept 28th and CDC has issued a dengue outbreak in Roatan. Also a malaria risk. What did or will you use to combat these viscous insects?? I’m a magnet for them.

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Seek a doctor,s advice.

All kinds of sprays and such for skeeters, but you knew that. There is NO preventative vaccine for dengue fever. And once you get malaria, you can control it, but you live with it forever. As a Viet Nam grunt, I can tell you none of those is worth the trip. Don't get off the ship. Been to Roatan a number of times...went on a tour once...Ive seen green, I don't have to pay for the privilege. We go for the ships, not the destinations, but that's another whole discussion...If you bring kids and one of em gets sick with one of these wonderful diseases, how would you feel? ..I'd bet real money 99% of the people on that ship have no idea what you're talking about. NLCDN has it to your MD.

Thank you, great advice, I was thinking that too, maybe stay on the boat for Roatan. And I agree the vacation is being on the ship.

We have had epic conversations in here about whether cruising is for the destinations or the ship. All I can say is that the ship is ENTIRELY different when 2-3 THOUSAND of your closest friends leave. check the dailies..different venues have different hours depending on sea days or port days and so on. You may have a hot tub all to yourself...terrible aint it? no lines at the bars...and...fwiw, its the same all matter the size of the ship or the cruise line.

Haha yes so true, I purchased the spa for the week, and that’s what I’ll be doing that day we are Happydocked.

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