What if I Need Medical Attention on My Cruise Vacation?
Commercial cruise lines have 24-hour medical services and their staffs
operate under guidelines developed in conjunction with the American
College of Emergency Physicians (AECP). Most cruise vacation ships have
one attending physician on board, or at least several nurses. Even so,
limited medical services and medications are available while at sea and they
come at a greater cost. Since the types and supplies of medications kept
onboard are limited, it is important that your bring an adequate supply of
any specific medications needed.