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Cruise Travel Insurance can either take the form of a standard travel insurance policy available with many companies or you can go one better with a nib Travel Insurance policy which includes a number of added features specifically designed for cruising. Cruising can be one of the most relaxing holidays you can experience. So much so that you could be forgiven for thinking that nothing possibly could go wrong. Of course this can be far from the truth as many travellers have experienced. It could be a weather related delay, a twist of an ankle on a shore excursion or of course the dreaded sea sickness. Or it could be more serious and involve a medical evacuation from the ship in the middle of the ocean. Leaving on a cruise without comprehensive travel insurance has left many travellers to contend with large bills that could have been easily avoided if only they had taken out adequate travel insurance.

International Travel Insurance with Cruise Benefits:

International Travel Insurance from nib Travel Insurance provides a top level of comprehensive cover. It provides coverage in over 40 categories of cover including four categories of Cruise Cover specifically designed for cruise travellers. Below are just some of the main Categories and their Benefits.

 Per Adult
Medical and Dental ExpensesUNLIMITED
Evacuation and RepatriationUNLIMITED
Cancellation and Holiday DefermentUNLIMITED
Luggage and Personal Effects Maximum Limit$12,000
Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess$5,000
Cruise Catch Up$2,000
Delayed Cruise Return$2,000
Pre-Paid Shore Excursion Cancellation$1,000
Cabin or Ship's Hospital Confinement @ $50 a day$500
Personal Liability$3 Million
Plus Many More Categories of Cover

Please refer to the Policy Wording or the International Benefits tab above for a full list of benefits.

Cruise Cover Explained

There are four categories of cruise cover inbuilt into the International Travel Insurance policy.

  • Cruise Catch up means if because of an event that is unexpected and outside of your control your inbound flight is delayed by at least six hours and causes you to miss your cruise departure then you are covered for reasonable additional costs in economy class to get you to the next port of call so you can catch up with the cruise.
  • Cabin or ship’s hospital confinement means you are covered if you are confined or quarantined to your cabin or ship’s hospital by the ship’s medical officer for more than 24 continuous hours because of an illness or injury which first happened on the cruise.
  • Pre-paid shore excursion cancellation means you are covered for cancellation fees and lost deposits if you cannot go on a shore excursion/s because of an illness or injury which first happened on the cruise.
  • Delayed Cruise return means you will be covered if during your cruise the ship is diverted from its scheduled itinerary to assist in a marine rescue and because of the diversion you miss your scheduled public transport you had booked to return home after your cruise.

What destination do I choose when cruising?

In regard to an international cruise that calls at multiple ports and destinations you choose the destination based on the region where you will be spending the majority of your time on your entire itinerary.

If you are planning a domestic cruise you are able to purchase an Australian Travel Insurance policy if you are cruising only in Australian waters. If your domestic cruise also visits international ports or travels outside of Australian waters then you will need to purchase a policy as if you are going on a South West Pacific Cruise. This ensures you have medical cover on board.

Your premiums are calculated taking into consideration your majority destination, your age and the duration of your trip along with any approval fees for Existing Medical Conditions and any chosen additional benefits.

You will also need to advise us if you will be spending more than 72 hours of your itinerary in either the USA, South America, Central America or Antarctica.

Existing Medical Conditions

If you have any Existing medical condition/s and you want them covered you will need to have them assessed and hopefully approved by the insurer. If approved this will ensure that you will be fully covered in the event that you need to cancel your travel arrangements as a result of a medical event related to your existing medical conditions. You will also be fully covered for medical and hospital expenses whilst you travel if you suffer a medical event during your trip related to your existing medical condition/s.
For further details of the existing medical conditions assessment process and how to go about getting approval please visit the Existing Medical Conditions page on our website.

Additional Options / Features

Your International Travel Insurance Policy can be enhanced by purchasing additional benefits either prior or post departure.These include adding snow sports cover, purchasing additional rental vehicle excess cover or insuring specified items of luggage. For full details of these additional benefits please click on the Additional Options tab above.

  • International Travel Insurance is available to all ages
  • Children/Grandchildren under 25 are free with adult policy
  • You can make your policy excess free
  • 21 day cooling off period
  • Backed Worldwide by nib International Assistance

At Travel Insurance 247 we give you the option of getting an online quote yourself by clicking on the nib Travel Insurance Quote button or for a detailed quote emailed to you please click on the Emailed Quote button. Many of our customers choose to get a detailed quote as it includes helpful information and tips specific to the policy you wish to purchase.

Travel Insurance 247 look forward to being of assistance with the nib Travel Insurance product. You can save 30% on all our premiums when you purchase a policy online. You can also email any queries you may have to  or call us on 1300 780 247 for personal service.

nib Additional Options

You can add the following Additional benefits to your policy prior or post departure.

Snow Sports Cover

Snow Sports Cover can be purchased for an additional amount unless you are travelling to New Zealand where cover will be provided under the Snow Sports section free of charge.

The Snow sports cover will give you coverage for any claim arising due to the participation in snow sports up to the applicable limit of the relevant section.

Additional Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess Cover

This cover is available on the International, Annual Multi Trip and Australian Travel Plans.

If you are renting a car, campervan, motorcycle or boat, you may have to pay an insurance excess for an accident or theft. nib have included cover for rental vehicle insurance excess however you may wish to increase this cover for an additional amount.

The maximum additional cover you can purchase is $5,000 which will cost $20 for every $500 of additional cover.

Specified Item Cover

You can cover items worth more than the item limits on payment of an additional amount. Items separately insured under Specified Item cover are covered up to the amount specified even if this amount exceeds the total luggage limit set out in the schedule of benefits. The amount you pay to insure a specified item amounts to 3% of the value of the item.

For International and Annual Multi Trip Plans the maximum individual item limit is $6,000 per item with a total maximum total for all items of $15,000.

For Australian Travel Plans the maximum individual item limit is $4,000 per item with a total maximum total for all items of $10,000.

Removal of Excess

You can pay an additional premium on the International , Budget, Annual Multi Trip and Australian Plans to remove the excess.

For further information regarding any of the additional options please refer to the Policy Wording.

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