Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by Wilson (19 Nov 08 16:24)

When we went to Manaus we were advised to have protection from Yellow Fever and Malaria and we did have these. If your itinerary includes Devil's Island in French Guiana then you were not allowed to go on the cruise unless you had been given a Yellow Fever Jab even if you intended to stay on the ship. I don't think things have changed. .... Neil.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Aldrich - Answered a Question by Wilson (18 Nov 08 19:38)

We are travel agents and cruise fans - not trained medical advisors - please ask your doctor. Surely P&O also advise whether this is mandatory or not?

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Ingle - Answered a Question by Wilson (18 Nov 08 20:28)

You are in the yellow fever zone so you should have the vaccine. See this site for details. http://www.nathnac.org/ which details requirements for every country in the world. However you should each definitely book an appointment with your GP practice nurse as there are other vaccinations you will need depending on your medical history. A yellow fever jab will cost around £50 per person. There is a high risk of malaria in the Amazon basin. However there is no vaccine, just tablets. Here again your practice nurse will advise.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Taylor - Answered a Question by Wilson (18 Nov 08 22:27)

With diseases such as malaria and yellow fever, you would be quite insane to take advice from anyone other than a qualified medical practitioner.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Woolley - Answered a Question by Wilson (27 Nov 08 10:51)

Where is the confusion? Get protected by asking advice at your local Dr's surgery. Have an enjoyable cruise.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Emmott - Answered a Question by Wilson (27 Nov 08 14:25)

When we travelled to Manaus a couple of years ago with P & O, if you did not have a Yellow Fever innoculation certificate you were not allowed to go ashore. On advice from the Travel Clinic in the UK we did take tablets for malaria.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Wilson - Answered a Question by Wilson (28 Nov 08 17:27)

Yes you do need to have a yellow fever inoculation . you need to go a a doctor in your area we had to pay some £60 each the certificate cover you for any tropical areas. Malaria we took the tablets with us taking them as advised . again I seem to remember you have to pay for them . If you go on a 3 day trip into the jungle/forest you should take them Our cruise with P&O old Arcadia .was fantastic manus is a one off!! the opera house Magnificent built inside with 36.000 ceramic tiles colors to the national flag Also don,t miss the meeting of the waters , where two rivers meet.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Your Favourite No Fly Family Sailing - Barcelona, Nice & Gibraltar

    Royal Caribbean - Independence of the Seas - 16 Jun 2018 - 14nts

    Southampton : Gibraltar : Cartagena : Palma De Mallorca : Barcelona : Nice (Villefranche) : Ajaccio (Corsica) : Malaga : Seville (Cadiz) : Southampton

    Now from £1179pp

    • 30% OFF Plus Free Wi-Fi & Port Parking 
    • Family of 3 from Just £3089

    Reduced 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises from Southampton >>


  • Even More Cheap 2018 Cruises From Southampton

    MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica - 4 June 2018 - 10nts

    Southampton : Le Havre : Invergordon : Edinburgh : Newcastle-Tyne : Amsterdam : Hamburg : Southampton

    Now from £599pp Was £849pp

    • www.CRUISE.co.uk Exclusive Deal 

    • Also Available 3 Sep 2018

    • Balcony Cabins Just £769pp

    Click to View More Exclusive MSC Cruises >>


  • EXCLUSIVE - Half Term Cruise with FREE Drinks

    Thomson Cruises - TUI Discovery 2 - 20 Oct 2017 - 14nts

    Santa Cruz : Las Palmas : San Sebastian : Madeira : Arrecife : Puerto Del Rosario : Santa (Overnight) : Las Palmas : Arrecife : Agadir : Madeira : Santa Cruz De La Palma : Santa Cruz

    Now from £1229pp Was £1689pp

    • Exclusive Low Price Just Released! - Family of 3 from £2095!

    • Includes Flights From Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Luton or Stansted

    • FREE Upgrade to All Inclusive!

    Click To View All Thomson Regional Flights >>

Show More Deals
Lee Johnson's blog

Cruising is for old folk?!?

By Lee Johnson

Actually no it isnt…According to figures released by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) The average age of cruise passengers overall has fallen to its lowest in 20 years, and a record 1.7 million UK holidaymakers opted to take to the seas in 2016. So more people are cruising and it is attracting a younger audience.I was on board the Celebrity Eclipse in May for a 2 night cruise and there was definitely a lot of under 40s on that including Hen parties, which tends to be the ...

Read More

Jul 25 2017 06:07:02:000PM


The 3 Words Parents dread...

By Haydn Jones

Haydn Jones's blog

Well there is no avoiding it now, the 3 words many of us parents dread are almost here…….school summer holidays!We have to now juggle work , childcare , activities, queue 3 times longer than normal for any day out, put up with the unpredictable weather and boredom! A great many parents find the long holiday difficult, expensive and the source of huge stress. We like nothing better than spending time at play with our kids. In fact, wed love to do that but our bosses and bank balan...

Read More

Jul 25 2017 08:22:28:000PM

What is a Christmas Cruise like?

By Des Morgan

Des Morgan's blog

Hello readers,Well what is a Christmas cruise like? having worked on board Princess cruises for 11 years and been at sea for Christmas for 8 of those, I can tell you first hand this is a cruise for everyone!The ships I worked on were always beautifully decorated with lots of Christmas trees and garlands throughout the ship. The days leading up to Christmas a whole gang of people from shore would come on and transform the ship, to give it a really magical feeling. Baubles of every colour , tr...

Read More

Jul 19 2017 12:42:12:000PM