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Travel Advisory from Cunard Line - Swine Flu
« on: April 30, 2009, 10:12:34 AM »
Travel Advisory from Cunard Line - Swine Flu

The health and well-being of our guests and crew is our utmost priority and we are monitoring the swine flu situation closely.

Our ships and medical staff are already well equipped to prevent and contain the spread of contagious diseases, including swine flu. Even though the risk of contracting this illness is very low, we will be taking extra precautions, and will be guided by advice from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Health Protection Agency and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Some of the actions we are taking on board our ships include those mentioned below:

* We are enhancing our screening practices for guests and crew embarking our ships.

* We are adhering to CDC guidelines for reporting and treatment of persons with suspect swine flu.

* We will isolate and treat guests and crew with suspected swine flu. Anti-viral medications that effectively treat the swine flu are currently available on board our Cunard ships.

* We will continue our rigorous cleaning and sanitization of our ships to minimize the spread of any contagious disease. Our ships are routinely cleaned with a disinfectant proven to be highly effective against the flu.

* We are communicating to our guests and crew that they should take extra care to practice healthy habits such as washing their hands often.

* We are asking guests and crew to report to the medical centre immediately if they exhibit any symptoms of flu.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will do everything possible to protect the health of our guests and crew. For further information on swine flu, visit