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Saga Cruises appoints VIKAND as fleet medical consultants

Saga Cruises appoints VIKAND as fleet medical consultants
Maritime medical service provider, VIKAND, announced it has been appointed by Saga Cruises as fleet medical consultants, effective April 1.

VIKAND will provide medical consulting and management services, equipment calibration and servicing and formulary management.

'We are looking forward to having the VIKAND team working alongside and in support of our medical staff,' said Peter Wright, head of commercial at Saga.

'I have been following Saga’s expansion in the cruise field since it entered the market in the 90’s. I believe we will create synergies as both Saga and VIKAND are continuing to expand strongly in the maritime space,' said Peter Hult, ceo at VIKAND.

'The team has extensive onboard and corporate cruise ship experience in medical and operation management and we are delighted to now be associated with the Saga Group,' said Crystol Lasley, vp of VIKAND medical operations.

Saga currently owns and operates two cruise ships, Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II and has a new ship on order  expected to be delivered in the summer of 2019. The ships operated by Saga are targeted exclusively for passengers over the age of 50 years.