Saturday, 20th April 2019


Whilst holidaying on a cruise ship, passengers may fall ill when away from land. Cruise ship medical staff must be available to provide basic healthcare for sick patients until they are able to receive further treatment at the next port.

The medical teams on board cruise ships provide immediate and primary care to passengers and crew on board the ship. Most cruise ships should have their own advanced medical facility in case of emergencies or general first aid concerns.

Work for cruise ships can provide a more exciting environment for doctors and nurses, as they get to travel around whilst still doing their normal day-to-day job. Medical staff must have previous experience working for hospitals or surgeries.