There is a Medical Facility on the ship. Royal Caribbean has a minimum of one fully licensed physician, and a minimum of two licensed nurses onboard every ship.
Guests are strongly encouraged to wash their hands with soap and hot water after using the lavatory and before eating or handling food. Medical experts say that this is one of the best ways to prevent illnesses from starting or spreading.
Illnesses and the Isolation of Guests
Royal Caribbean International follows practices and maintains policies that seek to prevent illnesses from affecting our guests. One of the best ways to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses like gastrointestinal viruses, colds and flu is to wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water after using the lavatory and again before eating anything. In the event that you experience symptoms that indicate a gastro-intestinal illness, such as diarrhea or vomiting, or know of someone experiencing these symptoms, you must advise the medical staff immediately.
In addition, some gastro-intestinal illnesses remain contagious for up to 72 hours or more after the symptoms subside; therefore, if you or someone you know has experienced such an illness just prior to your cruise, you must immediately notify the ship’s medical staff. This will permit the crew to take steps to reduce the chance that your illness will spread to others on the ship. Failure to immediately report a contagious illness to the ship’s medical staff, or to accurately describe its onset, greatly increases the likelihood that the illness will spread to others and is a violation of Royal Caribbean’s Guest Conduct Policy. In the event of a contagious illness, the ship’s crew will take steps to curtail its spread to other guests.