Global healthcare specialist VIKAND has been appointed on board healthcare provider for Chinese newcomer, Adora Cruises.
This move will result in each of Adora’s ships having a robust healthcare system in place for both passengers and crew, including on board medical professionals, modern facilities, remote support, etc.
With experience managing 4,100 daily medical encounters worldwide, VIKAND works pro-actively to decrease health risks and improve the on board environment leading to less premature disembarkations and healthier guests and crew.
The company’s maritime healthcare systems and services include procurement, installation, training and support for advanced biomedical equipment that is critical for on board healthcare.
“We’re very pleased to be part of Adora Cruises launch and being actively engaged with the growing and important Chinese cruise industry,” said Peter Hult, VIKAND CEO.
“We provide proactive, high-quality healthcare services to over 220 cruise vessels worldwide and look forward to working closely with Adora Cruises’ on board teams.”
VIKAND was chosen to run Adora Cruises’ healthcare operations because of its experience managing medical teams in complex maritime environments.
The company’s uniquely pro-active approach to crew and passenger health is designed to prevent injury and illness, and to holistically support human wellness at sea through world-class care, the company claimed.
“We always invest in the best. Adora Cruises is committed to offering best experiences to our Chinese and international guests.” said Ranfeng Chen, Managing Director of Adora Cruises.
“We trust that the partnership with VIKAND is key to providing the best healthcare services and solutions to our guests and crew members whose well-beings we care about most.”
‘Adora Magic City’, the first Chinese-built large cruise ship, is scheduled to enter service at the end of 2023. Also to be operated by Adora, ‘Mediterranea’ is expected to join the Chinese market in the fourth quarter of this year.
VIKAND will manage Adora Cruises’ on board medical facilities, including operational standards and procedures, biomedical requirements, pharmacy needs, medical staffing and more, for a total healthcare solution that rivals any shoreside operation, the company said.