Dealing with a medical emergency probably isn’t the first thing you think about when planning a cruise vacation. You’re focused on the destination. The sights and experiences you’ll get to enjoy. The amenities offered on the cruise ship itself.
Unfortunately, medical emergencies are not landlocked. While not exactly common, they can happen anywhere and to anyone, and cruises are no exception. In fact, just a few weeks ago Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas became the first cruise ship to call in Key West since the beginning of the COVID pandemic due to a medical emergency — an 81-year-old man needed urgent medical care to help with septic shock.
The ship’s crew was able to get the passenger to a