Just wanted to see if anyone else had ever experienced this, and if anyone had any tips on avoiding it. The first time I got sick was in '97 on the Destiny. I believe it was from food poisoning, because my friend and I both had the same symptoms, and we both went out to eat at the same place the night before we left and had the salad bar. Probably the sickest I've ever felt in my entire life, explosive diarrhea, fever, nausea,I couldn't even move at some points. Then 2 years later on the Imagination out of a group of 5, 4 came down with pretty severe flu sypmtoms. I am wondering if the climate change had anything to do with it, as I live in NJ and cruise in March. Anyway whenever I cruise now I am terrified of becoming ill, because it ruined two trips. There is nothing worse than being sick on a cruise, as I look forward to it all year, I am a very healthy person hardly get sick, and then I get sick on my vacation. Although my last one on the Spirit was healthy!