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Health & Dietary Restrictions

There is a well equipped medical center staffed by a doctor and licensed nurse for the benefit of both the guests and the crew.

The medical center is primarily intended to provide acute care for illness and accidents that may occur while on holiday and is not intended to provide long term care for patients with chronic illnesses or as a substitute for regular health care. Charges apply for consultations, prescriptions, and cabin visits.

Guests that require regular treatments or testing of any kind during the cruise and land programme must advise Voyages to Antiquity at the time of deposit.

Voyages to Antiquity has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical condition that is beyond the care that can be provided or made available.

Vaccinations

Please check with your health care professional for up to date information on health and travel alerts from the countries you are visiting.

It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that they comply with all health and vaccination requirements and are adequately protected. You can access online information from the World Health Organisation website at www.who.int or www.travelhealthpro.org.uk.

At the time of launch (February 2017), guests booked to travel on Cruise AEG171120 A Passage to the Caribbean are not required to obtain a Yellow Fever vaccination unless arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission, or having transited for more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.  However, it is recommended that you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. Further information can be found at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/cape-verde

Please visit the following website for current traveller's health information:

United States: www.cdc.gov/travel

Canada: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

Activity Levels & Special Requirements 

The cruises and land programmes featured include extensive sightseeing which may involve walking on uneven surfaces, up and down multiple stairs, and require a certain level of fitness and mobility. Some ports on the itineraries may require disembarkation of the ship with the ship’s or local tenders. Please consider these issues carefully prior to booking.

These cruises are not suitable for wheelchairs users. Guests that need to travel with medical apparatus including wheelchairs, portable CPAP’s, and orthopedic devices must advise Voyages to Antiquity, in writing, at the time of deposit. A doctor’s statement of fitness may be required. All guests need to be self-sufficient and have an able-bodied guest travelling with them to take full responsibility for any assistance that is required.

Important Notice: Failure to advise Voyages to Antiquity as required may result in denied boarding and no refunds are provided for such incidents.

Prescriptions 

Please be sure to bring extra supplies of your prescription medicines as not all medications are the same in each country. It is also helpful to have copies of your prescriptions with you on your travels. If you are a diabetic, insulin can be stored in the Medical Centre, and Concierge Class staterooms are equipped with a mini-refrigerator. Arrangements will also be made for safe disposal of syringes.

Similarly, it is highly recommended that you bring a duplicate pair of glasses or contact lens along with a copy of the prescription in case there is a replacement need.

Dietary Restrictions 

Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary restrictions or specific food allergies.

Guests with specific food allergies must advise Voyages to Antiquity in writing at the time of deposit, and while all possible is done to meet the requirement(s), the guest is expected to exercise due caution when dining, either on board or during pre-, post-, or full-day excursions.

The ship can meet most general requests such as low cholesterol, diabetic, and salt- or fat-free. While all dietary requests are provided to our local suppliers and hotels in advance Voyages to Antiquity cannot guarantee fulfillment on included meals at hotels or local restaurants on pre-, post- or full-day excursions.