NCL Medical Information
Medical Practices and Information
- Print the Medical and read the notes below.
- Print the PEME Guidelines for Examining Physicians
- The following vaccinations are required for European Ships:
- Varicella (Vaccine proof if already had the disease or a Positive Blood Titer report for Varicella as a proof that you have immunity against Varicella)
- Hep A & Hep B
The following medical recommended practices are listed below:
Dr Richard M. Cooper & Associates
The cost is £450 (as of 1st January 2016) Results take up to 5 days. Proof of Tetanus and Yellow Fever vaccinations are needed from your local GP. If you have not had these Dr Cooper can do these for the following fees: Tetanus £30, Yellow Fever £65. The surgery is ideally located, 5 minutes away from the US Embassy in London, so could be arranged to coincide with Visa Appointment.
Clyde Medicals in Glasgow
The cost is £350 (Male or Female – although this does not include a PAP Cervical Smear) (as of January 2014) Results take up to 10 days
If you choose to attend a medical which does not offer a Cervical PAP you will need to book this separately.You can arrange a separate PAP Cervical Smear at Marie Stopes Clinic which costs £75.
Parliament Street Medical Practice
The cost is €300 euro (Male or Female – this does not include a PAP Cervical Smear or Chest x ray) Results take up to 14 days.
For females a PAP Smear Test costs €80. A Chest x ray costs €80 at a private centre or free at the General Hospital.
The listed practices are aware of the requirements of NCL. Visiting another practice may result in you not obtaining the correct documents. Without approval from NCL you will not be allowed on ship.
1. Each certificate must adhere to the following list:
- All four sheets must be filled out. Form A by the candidate, Form B & C by the DoctorThe information must be legible.
- Yellow Fever Vaccine is only required if ship goes to Argentina and Brazil
- The form must be filled out completely with position, ship, date, name, address, sex, new hire, date of birth and nationality.
- The section on CONDITIONS must be completed.
- By signing the form, the candidate affirms that all information given is accurate and authorises NCL access to all previous and future medical records.
- Misrepresentation or failure to disclose a previous condition are grounds for rejection.
- The entire section starting with NAME OF EXAMINING FACILITY must be completely filled in by the examining doctor.
- No person with a pre-existing condition or hypertension should be declared EMPLOYABLE unless approved by the Fleet Physician.
- While you can complete all the medical checks separately, we do not advise this as it usually ends up costing more and will definitely take up more time.
2. If you have answered YES to the check list the following documents are needed:
- Supplementary Letter
If you have noted any conditions, hospitalizations, surgical operations or even noted asthma on the form you will need a supplementary letter from a Doctor (GP, Cruise Medical Doctor or Specialist Doctor, depending on personal circumstance). The supplementary letter will need to confirm that you are able to: Lift up to 50lb, you can bend/squat and work without restrictions.
- Medication Letter
If you are currently on any medication you will need a letter from your doctor stating the name of the medication, the history of your condition, date of diagnosis, severity and frequency of condition, hospitalizations and medications used to treat or prevent condition. The letter should state: “The medication does not impair candidate’s judgement during emergency situations and that they can work with no restrictions”.
Female applicants should note that OCP (oral contraceptive pill) is not a medication and so does not need to be declared on your form.
Please note that if your Medical is not approved by Norwegian Cruise Line, you will not be able to proceed in the process of employment. Norwegian Cruise Line are not able to reimburse you for any costs.