Cruise Dialysis

DIALYSIS on board a cruise ship is an available reality. A number of ships have this as our Ambassador chat group guests can vouch, for and rave about.
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For individuals who require dialysis, cruises offering haemodialysis onboard ensure you enjoy a relaxing cruise with your loved ones. Dialysis patients can visit some of the most beautiful and exotic destinations in the world and experience the luxurious splendour of some of the seas’ most celebrated cruise ships sailing from the UK and Overseas with this medical facility.

Dialysis onboard a cruise ship is so easy and a few now have it. It’s a quick walk to the dialysis unit and then as soon as your dialysis has finished, you are back on holiday, free to enjoy the wonderful facilities your cruise ship has to offer or explore somewhere you have always wanted to visit.

Cruise Dialysis has many years of experience in booking cruises with haemodialysis onboard and they have an in-depth knowledge of cruising (we are all cruise addicts!) and are ready to answer your questions.

Ambassador Cruise Line’s ships Ambience and Ambition

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Danube River Cruises onboard Bolero

Celebrity Cruise

Europa 2

Vasco da Gama

The dialysis unit onboard a cruise ship has all of the essentials you are familiar with – experienced, fully trained medical professionals including a Nephrologist, Nurses, beds, dialysis machines and a cup of tea!

When you are at home, dialysis usually takes the form of making your way to the hospital, either by your own car or hospital transport, dialysing and then making your way home again.  This entire process can be exhausting, many times a week, so isn’t it time you experienced dialysis in a convenient, new, and exciting place where no travel is required to the dialysis unit?

Dialysis onboard a cruise ship is so easy.  It’s a quick walk to the dialysis unit and then as soon as your dialysis has finished, you are back on holiday, free to enjoy the wonderful facilities your cruise ship has to offer or to take a shore excursion to somewhere you have always wanted to visit.

On most ships, dialysis is arranged around the ports of call as far as possible leaving you time to explore or just enjoy your time relaxing onboard.

The staffing ratios exceed any land-based units with one Registered Nurse to two patients and personalised visits from the onboard

DIALYSIS COST REIMBURSEMENT FROM NHS ENGLAND  

If the majority of ports visited during your cruise are within the European Economic Area (EEA) (or a country with which the NHS has formal healthcare agreements, ie, those covered under Article 56 or those countries with which England has bilateral agreements) then you will be reimbursed the amount of the National Tariff.

Cruise Dialysis tell us they understand the amount of the reimbursement is around £150 – £170 per dialysis session however your dialysis unit will be able to confirm the exact amount. 

Further information about the policy can be viewed by clicking on the following links:-
Commissioning Policy, Dialysis Away From Base
Dialysis Away from Base, Frequently Asked Questions

For Residents of Wales : The Health Commission Wales may meet the cost of your dialysis onboard, please check with your Holiday Dialysis Co-ordinator.

For Residents of Scotland : Your dialysis unit may meet the cost of your dialysis sessions, please check with your Holiday Dialysis Co-ordinator.

For Residents of Northern Ireland : Patients will be reimbursed up to the equivalent cost of their dialysis in their ‘home’ unit.

For Residents of Southern Ireland : Please check with your Holiday Dialysis Co-ordinator or your private medical insurance.

For Overseas Residents : Please check with your Dialysis Unit.

Please note dialysis places onboard are limited to a maximum of 12-16 patients therefore if you do wish to make a booking please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Cost of Dialysis Sessions

Europa2 : €299 EURO (approx. £251) per session

CroisiEurope : $622 USD (approx £475) per session

Celestyal Cruises : $622 USD (approx £475) per session

Ambassador Cruise Lines : £575 per session

Celebrity, Royal Caribbean : $785 USD (approx. £599) per session

Nicko Cruises Vasco da Gama