Review of Celebrity Equinox deck 2 (Hospital)
Midship on Deck 2 (near the elevators) is the boat's Infirmary (Medical Facility) with Pharmacy, Emergency Room, 24-hour service (by resident physicians and nurses).
The infirmary (open between 8 am - 8 pm /doctor hours 8-11 am and 3-6 pm) is equipped with defibrillators, external pacemakers, pulse oximeters, an ECG (electrocardiograph machine), thrombolytic and lab equipment.
Treatments at the ship hospital are equivalent to a private doctor’s visit. All treatments, tests and medications are at extra charge. The only exception is Bonine (seasickness medication) also available for free at the ship’s Reception (24 hours). General health insurance policies do not apply, so buying cruise health insurance is recommended.
The ship’s physicians are independent contractors and render medical services at a customary fee. The basic fee doesn’t include medication, tests or treatments. Payments are made via the Celebrity Cruises card.
Medical staffing may vary (1-2 physicians, 3-5 nurses).