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Cruise Travel Insurance

If you are planning a Cruise, then there are some advantages in purchasing a Travel Insurance policy before you leave, such as a Cancellation Cover if you get ill before your departure date. You can opt for a Cruise Cover Extension Policy to provide extra protection. For example, compensation for Cabin Confinement (if you are taken ill on board). If you have the…

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If you are planning a Cruise, then there are some advantages in purchasing a Travel Insurance policy before you leave, such as a Cancellation Cover if you get ill before your departure date.

You can opt for a Cruise Cover Extension Policy to provide extra protection. For example, compensation for Cabin Confinement (if you are taken ill on board).

If you have the good fortune to be cruising The Mediterranean or The Caribbean, or even Round the World Cruise, you should make sure that you have the correct policy in place.  Standard policy may not provide sufficient cover for your Cruise.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £2,000,000 £2,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1000 £1000 £1000
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*The Gadget Cover can be added on the quote page at an additional premium.

**The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

This Cruise Travel Insurance is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. Licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

What is Cruise Cover?

We will cover you whilst you are enjoying your cruise to several parts of a continent or parts of the World, whether on a River Cruise or Cruise Liner. Whether it lasts just a week or even a year, we've got you covered.

There are numerous Cruise Cover policies, the main variation is whether you keep it simple and opt for a low premium without the Cruise Extension Benefits (so that at least the Emergency Assistance Service know you are on a boat), or whether you go all out and opt for the Cruise Cover Extension Policy.

The very nature of a Cruise is that you will be visiting more than one country, so you must list all the countries you're visiting or ensure the Geographical Region you select will cover all stops.

Traditionally a Cruise has been for the older generation but is now becoming popular with younger Couples and Families.

You might find yourself interested in taking part in a Sports and Activities, such as Snorkelling, Scuba Diving or Kayaking.

Cruise Benefits Extension Policy

We do provide a Specialist Cruise Extension Policy, without any age limits and can cover pre-existing medical conditions.

Cruise Cover Benefits
Cabin Confinement £1,000
Missed Port Departure £500
Itinerary Change £100
Unused Excursions £750
Cruise Interruption £250

Cancellation Cover Top Up: If the Cancellation Cover isn't sufficient for your cruise, you have the option to add up to an extra £10,000 (per person) of Cancellation Cover.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Global Health Insurance Card

The GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card) replaced the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) on the 1st January 2021.

You can use this card to access medical healthcare abroad. This includes state healthcare including emergency treatment, treatment for existing medical conditions, routine maternaty care, oxygen therapy, kidney treatment and many more healthcare requirements.

Please Note: This is not a substitute for Travel Insurance, as there are restrictions on cover and you might have to pay some costs. It is important to note that this card will not cover Repatriation.

Apply for a GHIC Card

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have any pre existing medical conditions and you are planning a Cruise, you will need to declare them before you leave your home.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Cruise Travel Insurance can cover you to travel provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation if you are unable to travel because you contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

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