January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012
What If I Get Sick on a Ship?


Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Tuesday and I hope you have been having a safe and great week so far. It has been another busy one for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

I have been blogging about cruising lately because of the disaster of a trip on Costa cruise lines in Italy. So what happens if you get sick while on a cruise ship? Supplemental insurance is best to protect yourself from serious injury.

It is something I get asked all the time: If I get hurt on a cruise ship, am I protected? Although today’s ships are better equipped medically, they are mainly outfitted to deal with non-life-threatening illnesses such as sunburn and broken bones.

In the case of a more serious injury, the ship can only stabilize you before you are sent to the mainland — a trip which could not only involve helicopters, but a lot of money out of your pocket. Chances are your current health insurance does not provide for such incidents — it is imperative to research supplemental medical insurance for when you travel. And do not forget one critical type of insurance you may not know about: medical evacuation and repatriation service. For a few hundred dollars a year, this insurance will pay for you to be flown to any hospital of your choice.

Chances are your current health insurance does not provide for such incidents — it is imperative to research supplemental medical insurance for when you travel. And do not forget one critical type of insurance you may not know about: medical evacuation and repatriation service. For a few hundred dollars a year, this insurance will pay for you to be flown to any hospital of your choice.

So hopefully you will never have a major emergency while cruising. But if you do now you know what you will need to do.

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,





Daddy Dab