Thanks to all who responded. One note though, each ship must respond to medical emergencies. This is the law of the seas. All of us would respond to accidents wherever they may occur, that is, give as much assistance as we can. If I ever hear of a cruise line or ship that does not respond to a call for medical assistance on the seas I will never sail with that cruise line again. I understand that several passengers missed their flights and this can be very bothersome especially if the cruise line wasn't much help.