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Vikand picks up seven new cruise line clients in a year

Vikand is chalking up a record-breaking year after launching the on-board medical operations for seven new cruise line clients.

They include Jalesh Cruises, Mystic Cruises, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Antartica21, Aurora Expeditions, Scenic Cruises and Virgin Voyages.

In addition, Vikand continues to grow with existing cruise line partners, recently assuming medical operations for Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery and Viking’s Viking Jupiter.

A 'critical responsibility'

‘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. He added that the Vikand team provides customized medical services, the latest biomedical technology and world-class medical staff.

Full setup support

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 on-board medical center. The company’s primary areas of focus include facility layout and design, equipment and formulary recommendations, development of policies and procedures, purchasing/logistical support and equipment installation.

Fort Lauderdale-based 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.