helliwell - Answered a Question by Robertson (19 Oct 08 22:58)

Ive been to about 8 caribbean islands, cruising or staying (not cuba though) and never seen or heard a mosquito. (perhaps i'm not quite as tasty as i thought!!). the best thing to get is deet, from a specialist travel shop. (where all the 'backpackers' go ) my daughter was also eaten alive in venice, so before travelling to nepal got the stronger stuff to ward the critters off, mind you the stomach bugs got her instead!!.. bon voyage.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by Robertson (18 Oct 08 18:02)

Mosquitoes do not fare well in air conditioning or salt water areas so the likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes whilst on the ship is minimal almost unheard of even on deck when in dock let alone at sea. There isn't really a mosquito season because there isn't a breeding season for them and it is the female mosquito that needs the blood to produce fertile eggs. The times when one can get bitten, in the main, are in overgrown areas and after sunset and those are the times when ashore to take preventative measures like anti-mosquito cream and covering up large portions of skin. Hope that puts your mind at ease. .... Neil.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by Robertson (18 Oct 08 18:02)

Mosquitoes do not fare well in air conditioning or salt water areas so the likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes whilst on the ship is minimal almost unheard of even on deck when in dock let alone at sea. There isn't really a mosquito season because there isn't a breeding season for them and it is the female mosquito that needs the blood to produce fertile eggs. The times when one can get bitten, in the main, are in overgrown areas and after sunset and those are the times when ashore to take preventative measures like anti-mosquito cream and covering up large portions of skin. Hope that puts your mind at ease. .... Neil.

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Macro - Answered a Question by Robertson (19 Oct 08 09:21)

Been cruising in the caribbean 4 times - never seen a mosquito even though i took sprays. I think they are out of date now!!!

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Chaffe - Answered a Question by Robertson (19 Oct 08 16:52)

You wont have a problem unless you go into the rain forests, however if your worried get in duty free P20 mosquito lotion...1st class Hey enjoy, we loved it although Christmas was good New Year was just unbelievable we had the English New Year 1st at 8pm. Then 4 hrs later Caribbean Style....WICKED FUN.

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Richards - Answered a Question by Robertson (21 Oct 08 12:30)

Try taking Vit B1 tablets every day, start a few days before you go I swear by it. I normally get badly bitten and had none in the carribean in January.

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