People do get seasick or motion sick on cruise ships so come prepared. If you are prone to motion sicness buy one of the seabands or transdermal patches that prevent motion sickness. any people on the ship were wearing the patches and bands. Liz always comes prepared since she does get motion sickeness (knock on wood...never on any of our trips). She has one of her friends write her some precriptions to fill and bring with us on our adventures. It's better to be prepared and have medication handy.
Medical Emergencies can happen onboard as well as on land. When we were on our cruise we had two passengers with medical emergencies; one had to be air lifted by coast guard helicopter off the ship ( I can only imagine th cost of that medical bill). It's important to have all your medication with you and any medical history information that might be needed.
We experienced a rather disturbing event the second day of sailing. We were waiting outside of the Palace Theatre for a show to begin. An elderly gentleman just collapsed onto the floor. Liz rushed to the emergency phone just inches away and called for help. She then went to the man to make sure he was alright and to let the family know help was on the way. The family was very appreciative and one of their group had run up the stairs to try to get help. Within minutes help arrived and the gentleman was carried out via stretcher.
The disturbing part of the whole event was that we were the only people who reacted to the man collapsing. All the other passengers just stood there and ignored what was going on...it was disgusting.