Packing a travel first aid kit

A cruise holiday is something you choose for pleasure and enjoyment, so we know that thinking about medical facilities is something we’d all prefer not to do. Needless to say, accidents do happen and if it’s something small you may want to treat it yourself with your own first aid kit.

If you are thinking of bringing your own first aid kit on a cruise, here’s a few things to ensure are in it:

  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Personal prescription medications (which you should keep in your carry on luggage if you are flying to the ship)
  • Adhesive tape
  • Bandages/plasters
  • A small pair of scissors
  • A pair of tweezers

Don’t worry if you forget any of these items because you can buy the basics from the shops that are onboard your ship. However, bear in mind that onboard shops are closed while in port and prices may vary.

Over-the-counter medications are available in the ship’s medical centre, but if you are in need of any prescription medication, you will need to see the onboard physician for a consultation or alternatively visit a pharmacy whilst in port which may be a less expensive option.