One cruise line says: “In fact, the medical care on cruise ships today has really become quite sophisticated,” he says. “We can treat heart attacks with the latest clot-busting drugs. We can treat respiratory failure with intubation and ventilation. We can treat severe hemorrhage or bleeding with blood transfusions.”
Other cruise lines spell out what is available – e.g. Cunard Line
“Each ship has a Medical Centre on board, supported by fully qualified doctors and nurses who can assist with general medical issues and emergency situations.”
Further advice is available from The Cruise Critic
It is clear that the cruise lines are anticipating a large increase in demand.
And think of the other savings which may be achievable by taking a cruise, as spelt out by our resident advisor Bertie Bazart
Our comment: These comments are made with a degree of ‘tongue in cheek’, but worth considering.