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dresehand March 6th, 2013 09:05 AM

Carnival requirements for portable oxygen concentrator
My aunt will be traveling with us and will be bringing along her own portable concentrator. I believe it is an Ellipse (spelling?). With the airlines she is required documentation of some sort from her doctor. Does Carnival require the same? We tried asking customer service but their answer back was confusing. It sounded that if we had to use liquid that it would have to be delivered by an approved company but if we used our own portable that no paperwork was needed but we are not sure. Does anyone know?

Phil&Liz March 27th, 2013 08:54 PM

Guests with Disabilities | Legal | Carnival Cruise Lines

Guest using Oxygen or other breathing apparatus are responsible for traveling with their own supply of Oxygen and medications. Guests need to bring enough Oxygen to last the duration of the cruise; oxygen supply onboard the vessels are for emergency use only.

If you choose to hand carry your oxygen, packing oxygen cylinders and/or tanks in your luggage is strictly prohibited, as is putting them through security x-ray machines. Please hand-carry your oxygen machines (BiPAP, CPAP, Concentrator, Nebulizer, etc.) and not place them in your checked luggage.

The Medical Center is equipped with oxygen for emergency use ONLY. If you will require the use of oxygen during your cruise, you must arrange for an adequate supply to be delivered to the ship on your sailing date. (Likewise, all guests undergoing CAPD (Peritoneal Dialysis) must arrange for the delivery of solutions and supplies.) Please contact Guest Services once onboard for proper storage of your oxygen. All guests are responsible for the pickup and delivery of their oxygen. Please have your medical supply company contact us, otherwise port clearance may not be granted.

It would be most helpful for you to carry with you a copy of your medical records (e.g., a list of your medical conditions, allergies, names and dosages of your medication, a copy of your EKG If applicable and the name and contact information of your physician).

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