Going on a cruise should be an enjoyable experience where people are able to leave behind the worries and cares of their daily lives. For the most part, cruises are very safe; however, some characteristics of cruise ships make things such as food poisoning and other injuries more likely to happen than they are on land.
Here are some things to know about food poisoning on cruise ships leaving from Texas ports.
Reconsider buffets and other self-service options
Buffets are a nice option due to their variety and good value since most buffets offer a set price for people to eat as much as they would like. However, there is a possibility that buffet food comes into contact with the sneezes, coughs and hands of other passengers on the ship. This can transfer germs to the food that someone else is about to eat.
In addition, if cruise ship employees are not careful, they risk getting passengers sick via food that is not stored at the proper temperature. This is more likely to happen with food sitting out at a buffet.
Be aware of the signs and symptoms of food poisoning
The symptoms of food poisoning are fairly easy to recognize and include:
- Stomach cramps
- Fever and headache
Once someone is aware that they have food poisoning, it is important that they rest and remain as hydrated as possible.
The more passengers know about food poisoning on cruise ships, the better they can try and avoid having this illness ruin their vacation.