About us

Dialysis cruise vacations have become an alternative for patients seeking recreation, relaxation, but also a certain amount of adventure in their holidays. For more than 30 years patients on hemodialysis have been cruising with us and each trip was a memorable experience. The first dialysis patients came aboard the M.V. ASTOR - then called the "German Loveboat" - as far back as 1980. At the beginning this seemed to be quite an exotic conception, but due to advanced technologie dialysis cruise vacations have more and more become standard procedure.
Dialysis machines are a permanent part of the ships infirmary and dialysis treatments are made available for destinations all over the world. Experienced doctors and nurses are paid to take care of the patients from the beginning to the end of the cruise. The machines meet the highest dialysis standards, have volumetric control, sodium modelling and are able to handle the individual dialysis prescription.

Dialyzers of course are never reused aboard ship. Ships have emergency power supply. Group insurance contracts with the German Air Rescue ensure that patients will be flown back to Germany world wide in the case of an emergeny - also including air lift to kidney transplantation. The cost of each dialysis traetment is 299,- € and is the same on every ship.

In case of cancellation of dialysis reservation no fee will be charged for unperformed treatments.

The M.V. EUROPA with its five stars plus is the most luxurious - and obviously the most expensive - of all ships offering absolutely everything imaginable for a cruise.

Also a five star ship, but slightly less expensive, is the  MV DEUTSCHLAND, a ship built in the beautiful nostalgic maritime style of the twenties, The ship´s architecture is truly an example of the art of the "good old days". In fact it is art itself.

A less expensive alternative with excellent value for money is the  MV DELPHIN. Children have up to 100% price reduction (accommodation in two berth cabins with two extra upper beds accompanying two adults).

MV ASTOR is a similar ship, less expensive and well suited for families, and, having 3 1/2 stars is surely underrated. The Astor is the former MV ASTOR of 1980 and still takes patients on hemodialysis to the most beautiful and interesting destinations in the world.

The dialysis schedule is adjusted to the ship's itinerary. In order to enjoy the excursions in the ports of call dialysis treatments are usually performed while the ship is at sea.