Funny we should be talking about this. I just an email from a travel agent friend of mine about his client.
Here's one for the memory books!
My clients are on Sapphire Princess in Alaska this week. 2nd day out the husband collapses. Major conduction defect, no ventricular activity. The Princess medical staff does external pacing for 7 hours while ship hauls tail to land. A big zodiac boat with flight medics and a doctor take him off the ship to a waiting medical Lear jet. They flew back to Anchorage and took him to the hospital. They installed an internal pacemaker/defibrillator in his heart via the femoral artery. He was then released from the hospital with a clean bill of health. Princess set them up with a flight from Anchorage to Juneau and they are re-boarding the ship in the morning. The guy almost dies and he is back in the game two days later. Amazing! When that doctor on the ship sees him coming back aboard he will probably run for his life. This guy was in such bad shape they closed the clinic because the whole staff was working on him. Go figure!!! They had nothing but praise for Princess and Allianz insurance because everything taken care of.
Travel Agent/Cruise Specialist w/12 yrs exp and 47 Cruises on 11 cruise lines! Favorites: Paul Gauguin - Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises - Europe; Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America - 12-nights Baltics & Russia; RCCL - 14-nights Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America - 14-day Alaskan cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days Hawaii w/7-night NCL cruise; Oceania - 25 days in Asia; more than 3 months touring Europe by train. And many all-inclusive resorts!