9News: Sick at sea, what travelers need to know

Glitzy ads of luxury cruises often feature the indulgences. They skip the less glamorous story of being sick at sea, and the limited treatment options available.

When the Norovirus tore through a cruise ship in January, more than 600 passengers were struck. Now imagine yourself days from the nearest port, on a ship without diagnostic equipment like an MRI machine, a blood bank or even specialty doctors. This video report by 9 News Colorado gives some smart advice on what to expect before hitting the high seas and the value of travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip.

 

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