Sham on board medical services.

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 13, 2016
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3500
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Mediocre cruise generally but I am here to report a sham. I went to on board medical services after vomiting and experiencing heartburn. Instead of being told there were free heartburn/gas med packets at the entrance I was hooked up to EKGs, blood drawn and referred to a clinic in Cozumel for the next day. I was told that the cost was $180 something. The next day I went to the clinic and after waiting and having more blood drawn after two hours I finally decided to leave because I noticed on the clinic directory a picture of the on board physician. Upon return to the ship I was presented with a bill for $605 instead of the $184 initially agreed to amount. When I complained I was told to submit the bill to my insurance and of course I was also charged at the clinic in Cozumel

All of this makes me wonder if this was all a money making venture:

- unnecessary medical services

- unnecessary referrals

- conflict of interest referrals

All of this for heartburn.

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Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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