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Travel insurance just for cruisers

In an Australian first, InsureandGo will offer a tailored cruise travel insurance policy to the online marketplace.

Tapping into the world’s fastest growing cruise market, global online travel insurance provider, InsureandGo provides innovative and comprehensive travel insurance products that are tailored to the shifting needs of Australian travellers.

The new cruise policy has been created to provide exceptional cover for cruise related incidents that are not covered to such an extent through traditional single trip or multi trip travel insurance policies. Customers can also opt for policies which incorporate both international and domestic destinations depending on their itinerary.

InsureandGo’s general manager Sebastien Kaisin said InsureandGo was delighted to offer a cruise travel insurance policy at a time when “cruise holidays are at an all-time high and are more popular in Australia than in any other part of the world.”

With more than 830,000 Australians cruising last year, an increase of 20% from the previous year, Australia now tops the world for market growth and penetration of cruising holidays, according to a recent report from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Key benefits of InsureandGo’s new cruise policy include:

  • Missed cruise departure cover from $5,000 to $50,000 to cover additional expenses if you miss your cruise.
  • Missed port cover, economic compensation for not being able to visit a scheduled port due to weather or mechanical breakdown.
  • Delays, loss, theft and damage to your luggage and belongings including cover while in Australia up to 72 hours before your cruise departure
  • Unlimited cover for Medical Expenses onboard and onshore (Except for expenses incurred in Australia – Onshore)
  • Reimbursements for shore excursions
  • Cabin confinement – if you are confined to your cabin for medical reasons by a ship medical officer, InsureandGo will pay $75 for every 24 hours a passenger is confined
  • Cruise delays, where a passenger’s commencing or returning international journey is delayed
  • Emergency Medical Transportation to cover a passenger if they require urgent transportation to a medical facility or need to return home for emergency treatment.

Kaisin said that prior to the launch of the cruise policy, passengers would have taken the usual ‘comprehensive’ or ‘basic’ insurance policy which excludes most of the above specific items which relate to cruise travel.


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