P&O 'equipped to handle flu outbreak'
03 June 2009 06:21
Travel insurance customers concerned about an outbreak of flu while on a cruise may be interested to hear an operator's latest announcement.
P&O Cruises recently stated its onboard processes exceed World Health Organisation requirements for dealing with such occurrences
The firm said it was fully confident in its ability to recognise and control any incidence of influenza.
Chief executive officer Ann Sherry explained ships come with doctors and medical facilities to ensure passengers are properly cared for.
"People can have confidence that when they travel on one of our ships their health and well-being is always our priority," she asserted.
To limit any chance of an outbreak, the operator screens its customers before they board.
It also maintains high levels of sanitation and cleanliness to reduce the risk of disease spreading.
Meanwhile, Silversea cruise line is looking to attract passengers by offering to fly them to their embarkation port.