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Update on the Next EMS Cruise
January 11, 2017
The phones have been ringing and emails have been arriving asking about the next EMS Cruise. We are flattered that so many people are interested. The EMS Cruise was started by the Wisconsin EMS Association over 18 years ago. While the first four cruises included only Wisconsin emergency services providers, responders from the Iowa, North Dakota, and Kansas EMS Associations have joined in on the fun for the last five cruises. The Wisconsin EMS Association just hired a new executive director along with some new staff members a few months ago. As you can imagine, there is a lot of work to be done with WEMSA's main mission as Your Voice For EMS. Because all of our focus has been on the association, we do not have a new cruise to announce at this time. But, don't despair, because we are looking at all of the options for a potential 10th EMS Cruise sometime in 2019. While we know some of you will be disappointed, there is some very good news with this announcement. Because spring break will be late in 2019, airline prices should be lower than they were for our last cruise! This could save you hundreds of dollars on your flight and on pre-stay hotels. Sailing in 2019 will also allow us to return to odd number years for our cruises, as we did early on. We promise to return some of our focus to the EMS Cruise later this year, so please keep checking and we'll keep working on a spectacular 10th EMS Cruise! If you have any suggestions or comments for us, please email us at or contact us here.

The 9th EMS Cruise Sails to Success!
March 24, 2016
Nearly 200 EMTs, first responders, paramedics, and firefighters, along with their friends and family had a truly great time on the latest EMS Cruise. The group explored two first-time port stops for the EMS Cruise, including the newly-opened Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic. Group photos are available online including hi-rez versions for portrait printing. Check out the final Cruiser's Newsletter and then get ready to count down the days until the big 10th EMS Cruise is announced. 

The 9th EMS Cruise Ready to Set Sail
March 3, 2016
Nearly 200 EMTs, first responders, paramedics, and firefighters, along with their friends and family are ready to sail on the 9th EMS Cruise. The final pre-cruise EMS Cruiser's Newsletter has been sent to all lead cruise passengers. The EMS Cruise complimentary cocktail parties are scheduled for Monday and Friday of the cruise from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. We'll of course be taking pictures during the cruise, not to mention the group photo. Be sure to watch for photos after everyone returns.

November EMS Cruiser's Newsletter Released
November 25, 2015
Everyone who books the EMS Cruise receives a copy of the EMS Cruiser's Newsletter. Check out the latest issue. You can also see every issue, including from past EMS Cruises, right here. Want to get your own EMS Cruiser's Newsletter subscription? Just sign up right now - it's free! 

Check Out the 2016 EMS Cruise Video
January 23, 2015
Take a two minute, fast-paced look at the 9th EMS Cruise sailing March 12-19, 2016 on the Carnival Valor. Our exclusive video gives you a quick look at the EMS Cruise including all of our exclusive extras. It's the best, and fastest, way to get up-to-speed on the 2016 EMS Cruise.


More than 20 million people take a cruise each year. Will you be one of them? Join us March 12-19, 2016 on the Carnival Valor for the vacation of a lifetime! Not an EMT or emergency responder? That's okay! Everyone, including friends and family of first responders, is welcome to participate. Check out all of the details about the next EMS Cruise and then book your cabin today! Remember, once the initial block of 120 cabins is sold, prices could increase. Check the registration statistics box to see the current totals.



Important Information
All bookings and correspondence must be handled directly with a representative of Do not attempt to contact your state EMS Association or any other travel agency. You can only book the cruise, complete payments and obtain assistance directly from EMS Cruise staff. Contact information is available here.

Cruise Cabins People
2016 90 187
2012 39 77
2011 25 53
2010 145 358
2009 132 279
2007 103 214
2005 198 431
2003 146 388
2001 217 474
Cruise Statistics Last Updated
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Attendance totals include all passengers booked on the cruise through the official travel agency for EMS Cruise events.





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