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Cruising With a Medical Condition

Posted December 21st, 2012

Before embarking on your dream cruise, it is essential that you check your insurance policy to make sure any existing medical conditions are covered. With that taken care of, you can now sit back in your deck chair, relax and take in the world as it floats past you. The level of care on cruise ships can vary, so make sure you check out exactly what medical facilities are available for your condition. It is very important to give your cruise company all of your medical history details before boarding.

Seeing a Doctor at Sea


Ensure you have enough medication to last for the duration of your cruise, as the medical centre on board may not carry what you need. If you have any physical challenges, research the layout of the cruise ship to make sure there will be no obstacles facing you on board. If there are any concerns raised by your chosen cruise liner, you can obtain a ‘Fit to Travel’ document from your doctor. Once on board, you can relax with the knowledge that all meals, activities and room servicing will be taken care of. Cruise ships are staffed by the most highly qualified friendliest people you will ever meet.

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