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Dec 18th, 2017, 08:51 AM
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Wow MoonlightSkyWriter that sounds amazing. And Crystal is such a nice line. Do you think I would be able to email or call your friend Lucy to ask her about her experience?
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Dec 18th, 2017, 09:45 AM
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Spalmer, have you taken any cruises? If not, take a couple, including a transatlantic. That might give you an idea.
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Jan 6th, 2018, 09:57 AM
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In regards to medical issues, I was on a cruise around the Horn from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso a couple of years ago and we had three major problems, a man died of cardiac arrest while we were visiting the Falkland Islands. His body was brought back to the ship's morgue.
Another nice older lady caught her foot in a burrowing penguin hole and fell breaking her arm and she was taken to the ships infirmary where they Xrayed it and then put her off at the next port of call where she was met, driven to the nearest hospital, had open reduction and pinning of the two broken bones and fortunately made it back before we sailed. (They said they might have to leave her in Chile if the surgery took longer than planned. She was from the UK) I had lunch with her on her return.
The third was a medical emergency which caused our ship to cut out part of our cruise and head to port as it was too rough to use a helicopter. The man was taken off and driven to the closest hopital about an hour and a half from the port and did not return. I was told it was either a stroke or heart attack but that was not confirmed. I believe his wife also left the cruise.
I hope they all had insurance.
I think the long flights from the UK and the US may have been a factor with blood clots etc.
I had a friend on the same cruise who went to the Infirmary for a minor issue and was quite shocked by the bill she received for a consult and a few pills.

I was on another Carribean cruise where one fellow broke his leg on the small boat going to a beach break - he was dancing when we hit a wave and fell hard. On the same day trip, a woman cut her foot quite badly on coral and spent the trip back to the cruiseship with her leg in the air packed with ice. She needed several stitches.
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