Preparing for Your Cruise: Cruise Resources & Insurance

Although most cruise vacations go off without a hitch, it is always good to prepare for potential unforeseen troubles. Pack clothes for multiple climates, bring sunscreen, and you might even think about traveler's cruise insurance.


Traditionally, some think that travel insurance is just another way that cruise or booking companies are trying to make a buck. This is simply not true today.


Cruise vacationers from around the world have found travel cruise insurance invaluable to their trip in the event of mishap.



Reasons to buy travel or cruise insurance


There are numerous reasons to purchase travel insurance. Best Holiday Cruises has made a list of the top ten.

  1. Cruise cancelation caused by unexpected circumstances - Insurance will guarantee a full refund and coverage for any extra travel expenses.
  2. Misplaced luggage with your medication in it - You need to have an emergency prescription filled.
  3. Lost Passport or Wallet - You need emergency cash and a replacement passport.
  4. You're involved in an accident and adequate medical treatment is not available. You need medical evacuation.
  5. You need to cancel your trip due to illness - Without insurance you might lose the money you spent on the trip!
  6. Cruise line, airline or tour operator goes bankrupt - You need your non-refundable expenses covered and to get to your destination.
  7. Medical emergency in a foreign country - Travel insurance companies will likely cover the expenses, as well as help you find the doctors you need.
  8. Terrorist or war-related incidents occurs in the city where you’re planning to visit and you want to cancel your trip.
  9. Hurricane or natural disaster forces you to evacuate your resort, hotel or cruise.
  10. Peace of mind - You're on vacation, so relax! If you're affairs are in order, you can keep your mind on having fun.


With these items in mind, it’s important to weigh the cost to the potential benefits for purchasing travel cruise insurance.


Most importantly, make sure that you're able to have a good time and relax during your cruise vacation.