Come on board!

Get ready to experience something new

Curious about what it would be like to explore the world’s largest civilian hospital ship? Soon, you won’t have to wonder. From February 26 to March 14, you’re invited to experience the Global Mercy. 

History is in the making – and you’ve got a front-row seat.  

What to expect

Have you ever wondered what a patient first sees when they enter the ship? What it feels like to work in the operating theater, and see lives transformed? The sound of the dining room at dinner time, alongside volunteers from over 60 nations? Where the crew sleep? What the ship sounds like at night? 

Through every step, you’ll get a unique glimpse into the inner workings of a floating hospital, as you encounter many people who have been transformed by their time on board.  

After walking up the gangway and receiving a welcome at reception, you’ll explore never-before-seen areas like the screening room and the hospital wards. You’ll step inside the operating theater. Along the way, you’ll encounter stories of hope and healing through the eyes of Mercy Ships patients, caregivers, and volunteer crew. 

Jeremy Pollard at the academy

Whether you choose to join in person or virtually, you’ll experience something special. You’ll be guided seamlessly on a journey through the Global Mercy and her people 

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the ship before she sails to serve in Africa.

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Key facts


The Global Mercy can house 641 people, including crew and medical staff, onboard


Ship services can host up to 950 people when the hospital is up and running

Mercy Ships Services

The hospital spans roughly 7,000 square meters and contains 6 operating theatres, 102 acute care beds, 7 ICU/isolation beds, and 90 self-care beds


The Global Mercy will visit the Port of Rotterdam from February 26 to March 14, 2022. A page containing all the information you’ll need to know to schedule your Global Mercy experience will be available soon.

We are keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 situation and will be structuring the event to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the Global Mercy.