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Sick at Sea? What to Expect When You See a Cruise Ship Doctor

Cruise ship vacations are relaxing and care-free…until someone gets sick or hurt. Doctors and nurses will be on board to help you recover, but your experience at sea might not go as planned. If you are preparing to go on a cruise soon, know what to expect when you see a cruise ship doctor.

Who Is the Doctor on Board?

Depending on the number of passengers, cruise ships will have 1-2 doctors and 2-4 nurses on call 24 hours a day.

Here is the good news about going to a medical facility on a cruise ship. Many cruise lines that sail internationally require that doctors are registered throughout a handful of English-speaking countries, including Canada and Australia. They have the

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