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.
47 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!