We just cruised the Western Carribean in April 2004 and didn't get any shots, but I also have to admit that given all the outbreaks of Hep A in our area I'm thinking of getting one before I go on the next cruise.
Celebrity Century 1/09
Carnival Destiny 10/07
Carnival Destiny 9/06
Monarch of the Seas 3/06
Carnival Inspiration 8/05
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
You do not need any shots to go on the Conquest. My wife and I have been to the Western Carribean 4 times, all out of New Orleans, and we never had any shots or vacc. .
Just make sure you bring your orginal birth certificate. ( not sure on the spelling there) But , you will need it to board the ship.
No vacs needed. Hep A travels via hand to mouth. We do not usually eat in port, however we made an exception last year at Margaritaville. But also as a nurse, I had been dosed with many vacs prior to trip anyway just because of my work environment.
On Glory - 05-06-06
Sensation,Jubilee ,Maj.of the Seas,Conquest, Victory.
According to our doctor you do not need the shots just make sure when in ports do not drink anything made with water or with ice cubes and try not to eat uncooked foods/fruits/veggies. In other words eat on the ship. The hep A shot is a two part shot and you get one then 6 months later you get the second one. Our doctor did give hubby and kids the first shot before we left on our cruise last december he said that it might help but they did go back last month for the second shot. Since i have hep c I had already had my shots so i was good to go.
Next up Elation Aug 23 '10
then the Miracle again Feb 7,2011
I work in Public Health and one of our divisions is a travel clinic where we take phone calls and see people who are travelling all over the world and make sure that they are innoculated for any of the local illnesses I checked their white board today and didn't notice anything that requires a vaccination - do be careful of the water though - ice cubes included - in ports - Hep A is a risk with unsanitary water conditions!
Thanks for all the replies. I called the our ta to check for advisories, and they told us they didn't know of any vaccinations required. The health clinic always advises the hep A (they cost $85 each). We've decided (with some help from your feedback) not to get the vaccinations and not to eat/drink in port unless the food is cooked and the drinks are bottled. Does that sound right?
Tell me about it, The Navy was always trying to track me down for a yellow fever shot. I never went anywhere that had yellow fever. The one time I tried to get a tetnus shot they said they had a shortage and I didn't need it.