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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:43 PM
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This is my first time cruising and I want to know if Royal Caribbean has a certain policy on how prescription medications are carried on board. I have a three month supply of blood pressure medication, but I don't want to carry it all for fear of losing it (knowing me, I would). Can I carry it in a pill case or is proof of prescription needed on the original bottle?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Either way, it's your choice....I have brought it onboard in my carry-on both ways, you should have no issues. Meds should always be packed in your carry on.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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I pack on 5 different meds both RX and OTC. I just count out enough of all my pills (plus a day or so extra) and put them in a single small RX bottle. Has my doctor's number and pharmacy number on the label, if they want to make an issue of it. I've never once even been questioned or seen anyone else questioned about medicine. If you think about it, with the average age of cruisers, I'd bet 90% of the carry-ons are packing an assortment of RX meds.

Like Trip posted, don't check them. Keep them in your carry-on bag along with valuables and such.
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its not so much the cruise line that you could have issues with but the TSA (if you are flying). 99% of the time its not an issue. I use those weekly pill cases and have yet to have a problem, its such a small amount that it usually doesn't raise any red flags, now if you brought a full un-marked bottle of pills that might cause some problems.
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In 30 years of worldwide travel, including quite a bit since 9/11, I have never had a problem with my prescription medications. I put them in the "daily" pill containers and that's it. I do carry copies of the pharmacy receipts. I used to carry copies of the scripts but now, with electronic ordering of scripts by the physician and mail order fulfillment, this is no longer practical. The only thing I have ever been questioned about was the injectable medication I take with me. Otherwise no problem.

The cruise line doesn't care. The only possible issue would be with TSA. If you have a small amount of meds then bring them in the original bottle, otherwise do as I do.

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Do the cruise line doctors or medical staff have access to popular prescription medicines on the boat? Or is it easy to get prescription in Caribbean countries like the the Bahamas?
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its not so much the cruise line that you could have issues with but the TSA (if you are flying). 99% of the time its not an issue. I use those weekly pill cases and have yet to have a problem, its such a small amount that it usually doesn't raise any red flags, now if you brought a full un-marked bottle of pills that might cause some problems.
I have flown to and from 29 airports all over America, so I have no reason to believe pills in a box with seven compartments should raise a red flag anywhere. Medications that a TSA agent would worry about are inhalers, insulin, and creams. I just take pills.
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I believe that the screening at the airport is MUCH greater than it is for the ship. If you can get it through the TSA you should have NO problem getting it on board.
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