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Old October 9th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Key West Chick Key West Chick is offline
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Question NCL Star-Port Food, Drink, Immunization Concerns

We are cruising on the Norwegian Star next month and our ports are Belize City, Roatan, Costa Maya and Cozumel.

I am a first time cruiser and we are trying to decide whether or not to have the typhoid fever vaccine and take the malaria pills. My husband has travelled to Mexico several times with no issues and has never been vaccinated, so he's thinking it's not necessary. But my concern is how safe is the food and water at the restaurants near the port at at the excursion locations.

I've checked with our local Health Dept and both recommend the vaccines, but then again they stand to make money. The NCL excursion dept. says no need to worry and no vaccines necessary, so...

I've heard the "don't drink the water" horror stories and understand the reasons, but how do we know if it's filtered. And how do we know if the food is safe?

Anyone have any advise they wouldn't mind sharing to ease my mind? Thanks!
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