Cruise ships and passenger health

Leggat, Peter A., and Franklin, Richard C. (2021) Cruise ships and passenger health. In: Wilks, Jeffrey, Pendergast, Donna, Leggat, Peter A., and Morgan, Damian, (eds.) Tourist Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the New Normal. Springer, Singapore, pp. 509-524.

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Cruise ships were carrying record numbers of passengers each year until COVID-19 struck in early 2020. With COVID-19 vaccination commencing in many major source countries for cruise ship passengers, it is expected that cruise ship travel will start to recover in the latter part of 2021. Cruise ship travel remains a relatively small part of the overall global travel market, but it remains popular in North America. Cruise ships are like a floating hotel with many facilities to entertain passengers varying from basic to high end. Part of their service includes medical facilities often available 24 h at a cost. Cruise ship medical staff treat a small percentage of cruise ship passengers and crew each cruise. Common conditions occurring amongst travellers include gastrointestinal and respiratory ailments.

Item ID: 71062
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-16-5414-5
Keywords: Cruise ships, Passenger health, Medicine, Safety, COVID-19
Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 03:30
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management @ 10%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420699 Public health not elsewhere classified @ 90%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110499 Tourism services not elsewhere classified @ 10%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200499 Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified @ 90%
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