Cruise Vacation Concerns? Here's Your Chance to Ask a Ship's Doctor

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2011-08-05 18:15:55 -0500
Started 2011-03-21 15:59:01 -0500

I always look for opportunities to learn more health and heart disease in different life situations. Since I am on a cruise ship this week I arranged to interview the ship's doctor. If anyone has questions simply post them here and I will ask the doctor for you.

Of course, at the top of my own list are getting answers and safety tips on talking cruises with various chronic health conditions like heart disease!

The answers should be interesting!


8 replies

tankmom 2011-08-04 20:49:37 -0500 Report

To hearthawk: Probably a very common question would be mainly about the food. Do they cater to the fat free, diabetic and any other special needs diet. Also I have found sober cruises available, but would like to know if there is ANY cruises without any alchohol on board at all. Thanks for looking into this Hearthawk

HeartHawk 2011-08-04 22:26:49 -0500 Report


Absolutely! I only go on Celebrity Cruise ships that offer the Aqua Spa (adults only). They have a healthy cuisine eatery that few cruisers use (no waiting) that has exquisite, buffet-style, single-plated healthy entrees, salads, desserts, etc. as well as made to order fish dishes. I eat lunch there every day. Oh, and the rest of the spa area is great for exercise or just indulging yourself.

They also have an almost unheard of delicacy, sugar free ice cream. So, yes, you can eat well regardless of dietary restrictions.

Unfortunately, I do not believe there are any alcohol free cruises (at least that I am familiar with - maybe AA has one). The profit margin on alcohol is just too high and drunk people spend more.


tankmom 2011-08-05 18:15:55 -0500 Report

Thank HH and enjoy your cruise. I will have to look into the Celebrity Cruise and laughed about the alchohol. I did not think there would be. What a better place to be than confined to a ship when you like to drink.
God bless and be safe. Chris

DTJ1 2011-08-01 22:09:02 -0500 Report

HH - did you ever post interview this somewhere? I would be curious as to what you found out. Interested in how concerned to be about travel in general.

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