To ensure your cruise holiday is as worry-free as possible, Cruiseabout has partnered with Covermore (AFSL 241713) to offer you a range of travel insurance policies that will cover you from the moment you book your cruise, until you’re safely back home.

Nobody likes to think about what could go wrong when you’re on holiday, but unfortunate things can happen. And that’s where travel insurance comes in. When you choose Cruiseabout and Covermore, you can rest assured throughout your cruise holiday knowing that we’ve got your  back should anything go awry. From misplaced passports and cancellations or delays, to emergency medical expenses, we’ll be here to help.

Travel with peace of mind – choose Cruiseabout and set sail on your dream cruise, worry-free.


Smooth Sailing Starts with Smart Planning

A cruise holiday is a voyage into the unknown, filled with breathtaking destinations and unforgettable experiences. But, even the most meticulously planned journeys can encounter unforeseen curveballs. That’s why travel insurance is a must-have, not a nice-to-have. Yes, it may be an extra expense that might not seem worth it at the time. But if things go awry, travel insurance is an affordable cost that can potentially protect your from huge costs in the future: the cost of cancelling your cruise for reasons yet unknown; the cost of emergency medical care when you’re overseas or even a medical evacuation from the ship to a hospital; or the cost of replacing your possessions if your baggage is delayed. We don’t like to think about what could go wrong, but unfortunately, they can – and do.

Here are a few instances where cruise travel insurance can be a holiday-saver:

Last-Minute Cancellations

“Hello cruise line, yes I need to cancel my holiday please, I’ve had a family emergency and can no longer go. And yes, a full refund would be good, thank you!”

Unfortunately, that conversation is unlikely to go like that. You may be lucky to get a partial refund but even that may depend on how far out you cancel your trip. But, with a comprehensive travel insurance policy, you can protect your investment should you need to cancel for any number of reasons.

Medical Emergencies

When you’re enjoying that cocktail on the sun deck, a medical crisis is the last thing on your mind. However, unforeseen medical issues during your cruise can quickly become very costly. Even if your cruise doesn’t venture beyond Australian waters, you may find that Medicare or private health insurance won’t cover the medical care you receive onboard. It’s crucial to ensure you have coverage for the destinations you visit, as well as any onshore activities and excursions. Medical attention in a foreign country can come with exorbitant costs. And in the event of a serious emergency requiring a medical evacuation, such as being airlifted to the nearest hospital, expenses can soar up to $100,000 or even more. Keep in mind, this hefty price is only for the helicopter ride itself, as you’ll likely still face medical treatment costs once you’re on land.

Fortunately, you can easily alleviate the stress of something like this happening with a comprehensive plan that can cover all the expenses for a covered medical emergency, up to the limits defined in your policy. And most policies will also include dedicated support to guide you through the process, from keeping your loved ones updated on your condition, to coordinating your safe transportation back home. It’s peace of mind for your mind, and your wallet.

When You Literally Miss the Boat

Missed flights, missing bags, and even too much fun ashore could mean you land up missing the boat – quite literally. Cruise ships won’t typically wait for all guests to be onboard before setting sail. They have a window of time to depart, and if you’re not on the ship before then, they’ll likely leave without you. And if you don’t have travel insurance, then you may find yourself up a creek without a paddle. From overnight hotel stays to transportation to meet your cruise ship at their next port of call, travel insurance can save you from having to foot the bill for this yourself. Plus, the added benefit of 24-hour assistance means that you’ll also receive help trying to figure out your next steps so that you can still enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Overall Peace of Mind

You’re likely considering a cruise holiday because you need a true time-out. No cooking, cleaning, or driving – just unpacking once and letting your floating hotel transport you from A to B to Z. But it’s tough to enjoy that if you’re worried about bad weather, illness, missed flights or international emergencies. That’s why smooth sailing starts with smart planning, and by having a travel insurance policy up your sleeve for when the unexpected happens, you can truly put your mind at ease knowing that you’ll be covered for just about anything that comes your way. With a support crew back home to help you too.

Contact your Cruiseabout Consultant today for a free, no-obligtation quote for your travel insurance, or browse our policies on offer below.

International Insurance
Domestic Insurance

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