The Travel section of the Washington Post has an article today about what happens if you are unfortunate enough to have a heart attack while sailing on a cruise in the Caribbean. Things often get worse when the cruise ship wants to limit its liability and dumps you off in a Caribbean port.
No offense to the wonderful people in the Caribbean, but its not the place to be while trying to manage a heart attack.
I’m quoted in the article. I’m sure the cruise line PR people and tourism officials in the islands may have a heart attack reading my quotes.
If so, here’s the same advice I give to a sick cruise passenger. Call the first available medical jet and get your sick heart to see a board certified cardiologist in Miami. And I hope that you purchased lots of insurance before going on the cruise.
Here is the article, written by consumer advocate Christopher Elliott – The Navigator: When You’re Sick at Sea.