Insurance a Priority As Traveling Americans Are Eager to Cruise Again


Warwick, GB–A recent survey finds that most travelers plan on taking a cruise in the next two years, and they’re not waiting until the traditional “wave season” to book.

A survey by InsureMyTrip of people who have cruised in the past or who are interested in cruising showed the following results:

Survey Question:

Do you plan to take a cruise within the next two years?

Survey results:

Yes: 96.1%
No: 1.1%
Not Sure: 2.8%

“The results of this survey show travelers are, once again, feeling comfortable cruising,” said InsureMyTrip Product Director Meghan Walch, in the press release. “The cruise industry took a big hit during the pandemic. It is encouraging to see the cruise industry bounce back after a couple of tough years.”

New data-driven reports by InsureMyTrip and CruiseCompete show that September, October, November, and December are the most popular months to take a cruise.

Jump in cruise prices

Cruise vacations are getting more expensive. Research from the InsureMyTrip found that the average cost of a cruise trip so far this year is $6,367 — an increase from $5,420 in 2019 before the pandemic.

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Understanding travel insurance for cruises

Since cruisers are paying more for their vacations, they have more to protect if they need to cancel or cut a trip short.  A travel insurance policy can help provide that protection.

Flight delay/cancellation: A missed connection, trip interruption or delay may entitle a passenger to reimbursement if a covered flight cancels or is delayed so they miss a cruise departure, an entire leg of a trip, or a pre-paid excursion. Benefits may also help pay for meals and accommodations while catching up with the ship.

Covid-19: If a traveler contracts the virus, some policies can include coverage for emergency medical care or emergency medical evacuation.

Baggage loss/delay: Travelers who must buy necessities while waiting for delayed luggage may be reimbursed by a travel insurance policy.

Other issues: It may also be worth considering travel insurance that covers financial default, shipboard service disruption, and hurricanes or bad weather when taking a cruise.

Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR): Travelers who purchase the optional coverage for cancellation can cancel their trip, at least two days before departure, for something other than a covered reason and receive reimbursement ranging from 50%-75% of the nonrefundable trip cost.

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Original press release.


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