We have a minimum of one fully licensed doctor, and a minimum of two licensed nurses onboard every ship.
Every Royal Caribbean ship offers limited professional medical services through licensed (international or domestic) doctors and nurses. All Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ships have shipboard medical facilities that are built, staffed, stocked and equipped to meet or exceed guidelines established by the American College of Emergency Physicians Cruise Ship & Maritime Medicine Section.
Depending on the size of the ship and number of passengers and crew members, every RCL ship has one to three doctors and three to five nurses, who are available to passengers and crew members 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our medical facilities are stocked with a variety of equipment, including cardiac monitors, automated external defibrillators, ventilators, x-ray machines and processors, laboratory equipment, a formulary of acute care medication and a variety of minor surgical and orthopaedic supplies. Our doctors also have access to online information sources and 24-hour support from shoreside medical professionals for additional assistance. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. also requires all doctors and nurses to maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training. When responding to medical emergencies, our first goal is to stabilise emergency patients and, where indicated, evacuate the patient to an appropriately equipped and staffed, shoreside medical facility, as soon as possible.
Guests treated onboard may request copies of their medical records by faxing a completed request form to 786-264-9682.