VIKAND appointed by Saga Ocean Cruises as Medical Consultants
(Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 18th, 2016) – The global maritime medical service provider, VIKAND, announced today that they have been appointed by Saga Cruises as medical consultants to their fleet, effective April 1st.
“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 they 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.
VIKAND will provide medical consulting and management services, equipment calibration and servicing and formulary management. “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, Vice President of Medical Operations”.
Saga Holidays is part of the larger Saga Group Limited that provides insurance, travel, personal finance and healthcare products with a focus on the over 50s market. The group currently owns and operates two cruise ships, the Saga Sapphire and Saga Pearl II. The cruise division is growing; in 2015 it placed an order on a new cruise ship 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.
VIKAND is the leading provider of medical management and consulting services to the cruise, yachting and offshore industry managed by a world-class, medical team. The VIKAND team has extensive experience in the medical field as well as in the marine industry and offers a 24/7 on-call service to clients. The flexible medical services are tailored to the clients’ unique requirements and range from full management of medical facilities to individual consulting and service modules.