Aroya Cruises appoints healthcare partner

Aroya Cruises will set sail from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this year

The 100 per cent PIF-owned company Cruise Saudi has announced that it has appointed Vikand, a global leader in maritime healthcare, to provide a comprehensive and full-scale medical management solution for Aroya Cruises, the first cruise line to be designed with Arabian preferences at its heart.

The engagement spans from pre-launch support services, biomedical device specification and procurement as well as formulary supply, to ongoing maritime healthcare support through Vikand’s all-inclusive, proactive medical management services.

Aroya Cruises will provide guests with authentic Arabian experiences that celebrate Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural heritage and signature hospitality, while ensuring consistent high safety and quality standards supported by Vikand.

The ship is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment to tailor all amenities to the highest standard in line with the taste of Arabian passengers. With 19 decks and 1,682 elegant cabins, this grand ship will redefine Arabian holidays and will set sail from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this year.

The partnership agreement was formalized with a signing ceremony, during which Lars Clasen, CEO of Cruise Saudi, said, “We are delighted to be collaborating with Vikand. Our clients expect a premium service, and we were impressed with their experience in delivering proactive health and wellness to guests and crew. It is important that our Aroya Cruises guests feel safe and can turn to trusted medical professionals should they feel unwell during a voyage.”