Q. What facilities are available from the Medical Centre on board?

There are a wide range of facilities on board our ships including:

  • ECG
  • Nebuliser
  • Oxygen
  • X-Ray
  • Pathology including blood tests such as INR (International Normalised Ratio, a system for reporting the results of blood coagulation), FBC (full blood count), U&E (urea & electrolytes) and LTF (Liver function test)
  • In-patient Ward
  • 24 hr Emergency Medical Services
  • Variety of medication
  • Administer injections (e.g insulin)
  • Defibrillator


These facilities are not intended or designed to provide ongoing treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.

All our Doctors and Nurses on board our ships are fully qualified and trained to assist in emergency situations.

There is typically one Senior Doctor, one Doctor and approximately three nurses on board. The number of medical staff is dependent on the size of the ship.

If you require a specific procedure on board it may be necessary to speak with our medical department prior to travel. Please call our Customer Contact Centre, please visit our website for contact details, if you require any of the above.



It is possible to perform dialysis on board, however only peritoneal (fluid) dialysis which must be carried out by yourself or travelling companion rather than the medical staff on board. You must be self sufficient and arrange your own supplies. We cannot accept haemodialysis (blood dialysis) passengers on board.

For Blood Dialysis (haemodialysis), visit www.dialysisatsea.com which gives a list of ships that can provide these services.


Dental & Other Services

We do not offer dental services.

We can also supply the 'morning after pill.


Sharps Box

We can also provide a medical sharps box. To request a box please speak to our Customer Contact Centre, please visit our website for contact details, alternatively you can email our Medical Team at medical@carnivalukgroup.com or request via to your cabin steward once on board.



A charge of £55.13* is applicable for a consultation prior to any treatment or medication (You will be advised on board if a consultation is require) and approximate cost for an INR is £72.19*. 

Please note that all medical services on board are charged for and will be charged to your on board account.

Passengers should ensure they have adequate medical insurance before travel.


*Costs are subject to change. 

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