There is no arguing with the fact that the last thing anyone wants when they set out on their cruise is to require emergency transport to a hospital on land. However, these types of events are becoming more and more common, leading us to wonder how cruises could improve their safety and medical facilities to better address guests’ needs?
Category: Cruise Passenger S.O.S.
When you set out on a cruise, the last thing you want is to have your journey end early because of the behavior of other passengers. However, this is exactly what happened on the P&O Pacific Explorer when a group of passengers got into a fight while waiting to use the bathrooms. Some believe over-consumption of alcohol may be to blame.
When Danielle and Brant Aymond embarked on their honeymoon to Honduras aboard the Norwegian Pearl, they had high hopes for what the journey would bring. Unfortunately, the trip became a painful nightmare, when Brant sliced open his foot on the coral reef and the cruise doctor sutured his foot–leaving pieces of the reef inside. Brant required emergency surgery to save his foot after the wound became infected. Now the couple is speaking out about the issue of insufficient standards for cruise medical professionals.
This week has been one of repeated tragedy for Carnival Cruise Lines. After a woman aboard the Carnival Elation fell two floors to her death, we have now learned that another woman, 44-year-old Juwanna Brooks, has fallen overboard the Carnival Triumph. The woman was sailing with her husband on a five-day trip to Cozumel, Mexico. She has not yet been found.
Unfortunately, death at sea is not as uncommon as you might hope. Although not the most common incident to take place aboard a cruise, the cases of cruise passengers falling to their death are growing in number. Late last week, a woman aboard the Carnival Elation fell two floors, from her 14th floor balcony to her death on the 11th floor deck below. Investigators were immediately called onto the scene, but the cause of her fall is still unknown.
No one ever expects to require serious medical attention while enjoying their cruise. However, when this happens, you want to know that the medical professionals on board will be competent enough to handle your concerns. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. This week, a woman aboard the Norwegian Jewel was transported to shore due to a serious illness that required immediate attention.