Which Cruise Ships Accommodate Dialysis Patients?

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For individuals who require the aid of dialysis, there are a number of cruises and one independent service dedicated to ensuring that you can enjoy a relaxing cruise with your loved ones regardless of your medical condition.

This is a fantastic way for dialysis patients to visit some of the most beautiful and exotic destinations in the world and experience the luxurious splendour of some of the seas’ most celebrated cruise ships.

Dialysis at Sea


Dialysis at Sea Cruises is dedicated to providing hemodialysis care to patients whilst on board cruise ships. The company provides the patients with a specialist care team including a nephrologist, dialysis nurses and certified technicians on specially selected cruises.

The service also includes the most-advanced and best-maintained medical equipment and supplies. These supplies and pieces of equipment are subjected to strict maintenance protocols to ensure that they are always operating at optimum level.

Since 1977, thousands of dialysis patients have enjoyed holidays they previously thought they may not be able to.

Which Cruises can I Take?

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Dialysis at Sea Cruises works closely with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruise Lines and Holland -America cruises. These cruise lines can accommodate dialysis patients on cruises to a wide range of different destinations throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas.

Will I still be able to Take Part in On-Board Activities?

One of the great benefits of many of the large, modern cruise liners that are currently traversing the planet is the large range of activities that are available on board. The cruise holiday is specially designed to provide enjoyment and entertainment for all demographics. It is up to you and your medical staff to decide upon the activities that you can take part in.

The dedicated medical practitioners will also be able to guide you as to whether the on-shore excursions are safe for you to experience.

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If the above cruise companies do not travel the route that you wish to take, it is always worth contacting the companies that meet your travel requirements as to whether they can help provide the means for dialysis treatment at sea. Many of the respected cruise companies will try in earnest to accommodate your needs. Additionally, speak to your medical practitioner as they may have knowledge accrued from other patients who have previously travelled on cruises.

This guide is just one entry of Cruise1st’s healthy cruising series. Each has been carefully planned to offer advice and guidance about a different aspect of staying fit and healthy during an amazing cruise holiday.

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If you’re loaded up with all the information, but just need to get the cruise booked now, Cruise1st can help you with this too. Check out our amazing selection of cruise deals visiting every corner of the globe by visiting our homepage or call us today on 0800 230 0655.

Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credits: Liwenli, Bernt Rostad

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Claire Wilde

Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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