Pacemakers and MEDALLIONS on Cruise Ships

I am unable to get a straight answer from the Cruise Lines. My question is whether these MEDALLIONS will affect my pacemaker. I don't want to be in a packed elevator with MEDALLIONS. 

I was told I could use the stairs but that is not an option for me. 

Can anyone help me?

Thank you, Lorraine 



by Gotrhythm - 2020-02-04 14:40:53

I don't know about "medallions."

What are you worried about?

cruise medallion

by Violet West - 2020-02-04 16:33:06

After looking it up, it's some kind of interactive badge giving the ship info about the passenger.

My common sense says to treat it like a cell phone, keeping it 6 inches away from the pm site, but I don't know this for sure.

If it were me, I'd contact the cruise line and ask.  

Also, envious that you're going on a cruise!


by LORRAINE - 2020-02-04 17:27:36

I have asked the Cruise Lines and I don't get a straight answer. 

These devices are magnetic and open doors, call for services (magically)



by LORRAINE - 2020-02-04 17:31:35

Has anyone been on a cruise ship that has these devices? I  heard that they are similar to what Disney has on the bracelets only stronger 

I appreciate and information 

Thanks Lorraine 

Cruise lines

by Sylvia1 - 2020-02-04 18:01:43

Husband has ICD and we went to Florida (no problem with Disney magic band)and on Disney Cruise we had a credit type card for access to everything which I kept in my handbag for him 


by LORRAINE - 2020-02-04 18:36:50

Thank you for your responses 

I was reading on the AHA website and the answer was no MEDALLIONS. 

Nothing that needs to be worn around your neck or on your wrist. 

Thanks Everyone,  Lorraine 


by AgentX86 - 2020-02-04 23:24:22

More cover-your-butt lawyer-induced nonsense.  Apparently the "Medallions" are WiFi trinkets.  As long as they're not directly on your PM, there isn't anything to worry about.  Keep it on your belt, on the opposite side of your body if you're worried.

it's fine

by Tracey_E - 2020-02-05 09:40:29

Unless you're planning to put a stack of them in a pocket right over your pacer, I wouldn't give it a second thought. 

Stick it in your pocket and don't worry about it.

by heckboy - 2020-02-07 12:38:09

Probaly 1/2 the people on the cruise have pacemakers. The shielding is really good on PMs now and any magentic strip shouldn't be a problem. Like Violet said, just keep it away from your PM if you want to be sure. Use the other shirt pocket insied of the one over your device.

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