Prices from just £19.02 per trip(Based on a 35-year-old travelling within Europe 1 for two weeks, on a Direct Travel Budget Single-Trip policy, including cruise cover. Prices correct as of 17th November 2023.)
Offering a relaxed pace and the option for multiple destinations on one trip, cruise holidays are becoming more and more popular. Luxury cruises have come a long way from the idea of lounging on the sun deck all day – although topping up your tan is still an option! Cruise ships now offer everything from swimming pools and cinemas to surfing lessons and casinos on board, and are a world away from a more traditional trip abroad. However, it is important to make sure that your travel insurance includes cruise cover, and Direct Travel Insurance can do just that!
Standard travel insurance usually won’t cover circumstances specific to a cruise holiday, but cruise cover from Direct Travel Insurance can include cover for the following:
Ship to shore airlift
Cruise cover insurance can include a number of destinations, and can accommodate travellers who are flying out to meet the ship. Because a cruise holiday is so different to a more traditional holiday, you’ll need to make sure that your cruise travel insurance offers the right level of protection for your trip.
Cruise-specific cover will offer you the benefits of a regular travel insurance policy, such as cover for lost or delayed baggage, and cover for personal belongings, but it will also take into account the possibility of cabin confinement, or increased medical expenses.
At Direct Travel Insurance, we understand that having cover for any pre-existing medical conditions is very important when going on a trip, but maybe even more so when considering a cruise holiday. After all, falling ill whilst at sea can be a worrying thought, but our simple online medical screening process offers cover for many declared pre-existing medical conditions. Depending on which policy you choose, cruise cover from Direct Travel Insurance also includes medical expenses cover, and can offer cover for airlifting off the ship to an onshore medical facility if necessary, as well as further transportation to a mainland hospital, additional accommodation costs, and/or repatriation back to the UK.
You may be able to obtain an alternative travel insurance policy by contacting:
British Insurance Brokers Association
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