There are many reasons that people have when it comes to NOT traveling. Some are quite valid, while some have workarounds. One of the reasons that fall under both categories is illness, kidney health in particular.
We know very well that if your kidney is not functioning at a 100%, such that you have to have regular rounds of dialysis, travel is practically impossible. However, with new technology and a more hospitable travel industry, it is now possible for people with kidney conditions to travel.
I read about dialysis cruises at World First. In fact, reports state that a whole new market is emerging – a market for dialysis patients in particular. One of the leading groups offering this sort of travel package is Gerard Pons Voyages, a travel company which is based in Bordeaux, France. It has partnered up with Costa Rica Cruises to offer packages that take into consideration the needs of dialysis patients.
As of now, Gerard Pons Voyages is offering 15 cruises each year. Their ship is fully equipped with dialysis machines and other medical equipment needed to meet the requirements of their clients who are undergoing dialysis.
This is definitely good news for those who have a kidney condition. In addition to this, their families and friends will also surely welcome the idea of being able to spend vacation time with them, without having to worry about the medical treatment and the medical travel insurance that is another headache.
In the future, we will be seeing more and more of these services, hopefully including other medical conditions.