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Medical and first aid facilities

Learn more about the medical care available on cruise ships and the procedures in place in the event of an emergency.

  • 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 ...

  • Steps to avoid medical assistance onboard

    In order to ensure you have a great time on your cruise, it’s wise to take steps to avoid needing medical treatment onboard. These steps include: Fill your prescriptions: If you require regular medica...

  • Medical facilities on a cruise ship

    No matter how small a cruise ship is, it will always be equipped with basic medical facilities, though specific facilities will vary between cruise lines and ships. For example, Celebrity Cruises, hav...

  • Life-threatening health emergencies

    The medical facilities across cruise ships differ widely depending on the age and size of the ship. It’s important to note that in the event of a health emergency that the ship is not equipped to cope...

  • Basic medical care on a cruise ship

    Basic medical care on cruise ships can include treating seasickness, sunburns and scrapes. On most cruise ships, access to the medical centre is open 24 hours a day with either a doctor, nurse or both...