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Old February 5th, 2006, 01:13 AM
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Default Insulin storage on board

What kind of arrangements can be made for storing insulin, while onboard. My cruise is on Norwegian Wind in March, 06.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 07:47 AM
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The cruiseline will be happy to store your insulin, not a problem. Although, I would let your travel agent know, so she/he can notify them before.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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I am a diabetic. I have sailed numerous times with my insulin and needles.

You have two options to store insulin.

1. In the room refig if one is in the room.
2. In the ice bucket. Put the insulin in a zip lock baggie to keep it from getting wet. Let you stewart know it needs to be kept cold and he will see your ice buckety stays filled.

I have a cold pack I use to keep it cold on the plane or car trip. The stewart will even get your cold pack frozen the night before you disembark. You will be surprosed what a $10.00 tip when you get to your cabin and meet your cabin steward will do for a diabetic.

You can also ask for a sharps container. I am not sure if there is a charge for this or not. But what I do is keep my dirty needles in a seperate zip lock bag in my medicine bag and bring my dirty needles home with me.

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Old February 6th, 2006, 01:42 PM
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have your TA call the cruise lines Special Services Department with your request, most times if you do not have a fridge in your stateroom, one will be provided for you because it is medically necessary.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 01:39 AM
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HAL rents the fridges to diabetics but the sharps container is free. I asked for one ahead of time but it was not there. The steward got one for me - there are two types, one for needles and one for lancets. I would imagine that all cruise lines would provide these things for diabetics.
I was surprised that they charged for the fridge though, since it is a medical necessity.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 05:49 AM
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Celebrity also rents refrigirators for this purpose.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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We were booked for an inside w/o a refrigerator on the Splendour, and out TA got a refrigerator ordered for us (free of charge). We later upgraded to a balcony, so I didn't need to have that done.
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