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Cruise Travel Insurance

Save on your cruise cover

Prices from just £12.17 per trip

(Based on a 35 year old travelling to Italy with  DIrect Travel Budget cover with Cruise cover. Prices correct as of 28th September 2021.)

Our Cruise Holiday Insurance benefits include

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:

Cabin confinement

Missed port

Ship to shore airlift

Unused excursions

Delayed departure

Itinerary changes

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.

How do I get a quote?

Click here to get a quote for cruise cover from Direct Travel Insurance

You need to know…

  1. This product is available for UK residents only.
  2. Please make sure that you declare any pre-existing medical conditions when purchasing your policy. Direct Travel Insurance cannot provide cover for undeclared medical conditions.
  3. You must be 18 years or over to purchase, and upper age limits may apply.
  4. We are unable to provide cover where the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has warned against all but essential travel. Please visit the FCDO website to check warnings, or call 020 7008 0232 for the most up to date advice.
  5. Please be sure to check Policy Wordings for full Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

What if I am older than the maximum age?

You may be able to obtain an alternative travel insurance policy by contacting:
British Insurance Brokers Association:
Tel: 0370 950 1790 (Lines open 8:30am-6pm on Mon to Fri, 8:30am-4pm on Sat. Closed Sunday)

*Please check your policy wording for full details of cover provided. Please note not all our products offer the full range of cover listed.

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Over 25 years experience in travel insurance.

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What our customers say:

  1. "Very easy to do travel insurance online and now that you can add medical conditions, rather than calling up and going through lots of questions it’s brilliant."
  2. "I have used Direct travel insurance for a good number of years and have been extremely happy with their service and prices. This years renewal (3/3/14) was the first I have undertaken on-line and I found the process clear and easy to use."
  3. "Quick and easy, good rates for my health problems, would highly recommend."