SOURCE: On Call International

April 16, 2007 13:53 ET

On Call International to Provide Medical, Travel Assistance to Super Yachts

Leading Provider to Cruise Lines to Offer Maritime Expertise

SALEM, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Global travel assistance company, On Call International, announced its entrance into the growing super yacht market. As the leading provider of medical, travel and insurance assistance to cruise lines, On Call is poised to respond to maritime emergency situations, 24/7, 365 days-a-year, and has launched three new insurance and assistance products that will provide peace of mind to owners, crews and guests.

Whether privately owned or chartered, the demand for super yachts (boats in length of 150 ft. or more) is rapidly increasing. According to Michael Kelly, president and CEO of On Call, the number of ultra net worth individuals who have purchased super yachts has grown tremendously in recent years. "These individuals are sailing to exotic locations where security and medical conditions don't measure up to U.S. standards," explained Kelly. "And unlike cruise ships, which have on-board facilities with Western-trained doctors and nurses, the super yachts rarely are equipped for medical emergencies."

On Call provides customized medical, travel, insurance and concierge services, including evacuations and repatriations, to more than seven million consumers through clients including Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Celebrity Cruises, Trafalgar Tours, Grand Circle Travel, Overseas Adventure Travel, Apple Vacations, General Tours, National Leisure Group and Carnival Corp., which includes Carnival, Costa, Princess, Cunard and Seabourn Cruise Lines.

"Because of our relationships with the cruise industry, we are confident in our experience and knowledge in handling maritime emergencies and it only seems natural that we would introduce ourselves into the super yacht arena," said Kelly. "You can never be too cautious. While cruise lines provide a safety net to passengers who want to jet ski, scuba dive, or search for shells on a deserted beach, super yacht owners and their guests are often on their own, inviting risks and liabilities of which they might not be aware."

On Call has three plans from which to choose when planning super yacht travel, all featuring 24/7, 365 days-a-year medical assistance and an evacuation benefit of up to $100,000 covering the owner, family, guests and crew, depending on the package level.


--  24/7/365 medical assistance
--  evacuation benefit up to $100,000 for crew and owner's family
--  24/7/365 medical assistance
--  evacuation benefit up to $100,000 for crew, owner's family and guests
--  24/7/365 medical assistance
--  evacuation benefit up to $100,000 for crew, owner's family, guests
--  security assistance, including risk assessments and warnings
--  concierge services
Headquartered in Salem, NH, On Call provides customized medical, travel, security, concierge and insurance products to the travel, financial services, insurance, and direct marketing industries, 24/7, 365 days-a-year. It serves more than seven million consumers through clients such as Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Carnival Corporation, which includes Carnival, Costa, Princess, Cunard, and Seabourn Cruise Lines. On Call International is a member of the International Assistance Group (IAG) and specializes in delivering high touch service to its consumer and corporate clients including aero-medical evacuations anywhere in the world. For further information about On Call International, visit

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