Leader in Global Maritime Medical Operations and Healthcare Solutions Selected to Manage Medical Facilities for Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection, Scenic Cruises, Virgin Voyages & More
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – (September 9, 2019) – VIKAND, the South Florida-based leader in global maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions, is experiencing a record-breaking year launching the onboard medical operations for seven new cruise lines, including Jalesh Cruises, Mystic Cruises, the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection (pictured left), Antartica 21, Aurora Expeditions, Scenic Cruises, and Virgin Voyages. In addition to expanding its thriving cruise line client portfolio, VIKAND also today announced it continues to grow across the fleets of its existing cruise line partners, recently assuming medical operations for SAGA Cruises’ MS Spirit of Discovery – Britain’s newest ship – as well as Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Jupiter. With these new clients, and South Florida being the hub of the cruise industry, VIKAND is continuing to add to its thriving portfolio – further proving the company to be a local, trusted and impactful contributor in the maritime industry at large.
“Operating a remote medical facility at sea presents various challenges that require professional management, and we are proud to have partners who confidently entrust us with such a critical responsibility,” said Peter Hult, CEO of VIKAND. “The VIKAND team is comprised of dynamic and knowledgeable maritime medical professionals who work tirelessly to provide customized medical services, the latest biomedical technology, and world-class medical staff — giving our partners access to the very best resources while reducing their risk exposure.”
VIKAND is generally contracted 18 months to two years before the launch of a new cruise line or vessel to support the entire setup of the onboard medical center. The company’s primary areas of focus include layout and design of an onboard medical facility, equipment and formulary recommendations, development of policies and procedures, purchasing and logistical support, as well as equipment installation.
As the medical management provider to the cruise industry, VIKAND offers a range of healthcare service options, including a proprietary healthcare solution, a comprehensive biomedical and X-Ray program, case and claims management, medical escorting and a customized wellness program that includes crew maintenance and loss prevention. With VIKAND serving as the medical manager for these seven cruise lines, cruise operators can leave the logistics of operating a medical facility to the experts and focus on what matters most – guest experience.
For more information on VIKAND, visit VIKAND.com or call 754-715-4961.
VIKAND is a leading global maritime healthcare solutions provider offering 24/7 medical management, consulting and auxiliary services including biomedical equipment maintenance, air decontamination, and purification solutions to the maritime industry. VIKAND’s services are installed in 170+ cruise vessels, impacting 14M passengers and 120K crew annually as well as numerous other maritime and remote industries worldwide. Committed to providing a remarkable onboard experience, the VIKAND team continuously sources the latest technology, advanced environmental solutions, and crew wellness initiatives while creating efficiencies for its clients.
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