Do cruise ships have dentists onboard?

Last updated on August 10th, 2018 at 06:40 pm

While it’s possible that a large cruise ship could have a dentist onboard, don’t assume there will be one.

If you encounter a dental emergency while on a cruise, you can visit the the ships Doctor. They can prescribe medication for infection or pain and assist you in finding a Dentist once you get to port.

Cruises that offer long sailings, like world cruises are more likely to have a dentist on the ship, whereas, cruises under 14 days are less likely to have a dentist.

There are situations where a Dentist may be on a cruise for a personal vacation and may notify staff of their availability if a dental emergency does occur – but don’t count on this being the case. 

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