Travelers now have the ability to carry records of their entire medical history and health needs anywhere in the world.

Luxury travel specialist Crystal Cruises has partnered with PocketMD to offer guests a service that uses exclusive, state-of-the-art technology to store one's complete medical record on a CD the size of a credit card. The groundbreaking service allows travelers to conveniently carry information on medications, allergies, surgeries, vaccinations, lab test results and even actual EKG readings and dental records.

Once guests have purchased the service and have completed the required authorization forms, the experts at PocketMD do all of the legwork, contacting physicians to obtain the necessary data. PocketMD then organizes, formats and uploads the records without compromising any information provided by medical contacts or physicians. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux computer software, this technology is available in all languages and can be used worldwide. The CD literally fits into a traveler's wallet or Crystal's keycard holder.

"The portability and convenience of this service offers incredible security and peace of mind to travelers who may be managing a specific health issue, or simply want to be able to handle an unexpected medical emergency with ease while far from home," says Thomas Mazloum, Crystal's senior vice president, hotel operations. "Doctors can quickly read one's medical history, which helps them provide the most appropriate treatment."

Subscriptions to PocketMD cost $149.00 for the first year, and include unlimited updates. Renewals are available $129.00. To purchase this service, access the "Before You Sail" link at, or contact PocketMD at 877-633-7915.