VIKAND Selected by Azamara® for Multiyear Fleet Medical Management
VIKAND Selected by Azamara for Multiyear Fleet Medical Management
30 November 2021, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA: VIKAND—the global maritime medical operations and public health provider—has entered into a multiyear agreement with Azamara® to manage all medical operations aboard its four-ship fleet. With its guests’ passion for Country-Intensive® voyages—experiencing the history, arts, cuisine, and local customs that make each port memorable—providing guest and crew safety through vigorous healthcare and proven medical technologies is paramount to Azamara®.
Holistically designed for Azamara Quest®, Azamara Journey®, Azamara Pursuit®, and the newest ship in the fleet, Azamara OnwardSM, VIKAND’s comprehensive approach to cruise line healthcare includes medical facility operations, outbreak prevention and mitigation, emergency support, formulary and biomedical equipment management, medical staffing, and ongoing consultation. VIKAND’s solutions cover every aspect of onboard medical care to provide a protected environment for guests and crew alike with direct benefits of maintaining operational continuity and reducing risk.
Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara®, comments, “Our goal is to provide unique travel experiences in unparalleled destinations while keeping health and safety top of mind. Healthcare is essential to our brand and the destinations we visit. Our collaboration with VIKAND leaves this critical necessity of onboard public health in experienced hands to provide the highest standard of care.”
VIKAND provides global medical and public health service solutions to the entire maritime industry, including cruise, yacht, superyacht, commercial shipping, fishing, and energy sectors. VIKAND works with more than 200 cruise ship clients—spread over 32 cruise lines—supporting 120,000 crew with medical and mental wellness needs supported by experienced onboard and onshore medical staffs. VIKAND’s proven medical and public health expertise and experience is demonstrated through a proactive and evidence-based healthcare approach, the VIKAND Total Healthcare Solution and is coordinated with global regulatory agencies and industry associations. Solutions encompass 24/7 medical management, public health, and COVID-19 consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and products, and leading air and surface decontamination solutions. VIKAND recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and was awarded the Seatrade Cruise Awards Supplier of the Year 2020 in October. VIKAND has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Hamburg and soon Monaco in addition to having staff located throughout the world.
Azamara is an upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences. Presently with three mid-sized ships sailing to all seven continents of the world, and an additional fourth ship scheduled to join the fleet in 2022. The boutique-style ships allow them to reach marquee ports around the world and dock in smaller, less-visited hidden gems. Azamara’s commitment to creating immersive experiences allows guests to travel deeper with longer stays, more overnights, and night touring. Guests can experience a boutique hotel at sea with inclusive amenities such as gratuities, select beverages, exclusive cultural events and more. For more information visit www.azamara.com.