Travel insurance for cruising

Planning on hitting the high seas for a cruising holiday? Consider getting the right protection with travel insurance that covers your next voyage.


Cruising Travel Insurance with WAS.

While we don’t offer a cruising travel insurance policy, you can opt to upgrade your WAS insurance policy to cover your cruising holiday. Whether you’re off on an around-the-world voyage or taking a meandering journey along one of the rivers of Europe, you should consider adding the cruise upgrade to your coverage so that you can hop aboard with extra peace of mind

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Why should I consider travel insurance for my cruise?

We understand the draw of a cruising holiday. The cool winds of the open seas, a new place to visit every day, the bustling social life on board – there’s plenty of reasons to hop aboard a ship.

However, things aren’t always smooth sailing. The best travel insurance for cruising holidays can provide cover in case of:

  • Falling seasick
  • Delayed/lost luggage
  • Medical costs incurred on board
  • Medical evacuation off ship
  • Cruise cancellation (up to the cancellation amount you have added to your policy)

If you’re planning a cruise as part of your upcoming itinerary, consider if our plans offer the desired coverage to give you the extra confidence before setting sail.

What happens if I get sick on a cruise?

International cruise ships have onboard medical services available. However, these services can often be basic as the staff’s primary concern is to stabilise your health.

If you require further emergency medical attention while on a cruise, you may need to be taken off the ship and sent to a hospital, which, depending on where you are, can be an expensive undertaking.

Ensuring your insurance policy includes cruise coverage means you would be entitled to financial help to cover the costs. Nobody wants to think about the possibility of needing medical attention while on a cruise, but it’s important to understand the potential eventualities and consider if you have the right coverage for your trip type.

Protect your trip with WAS

Whatever your trip type, we want to ensure your insurance policy is tailored to your unique needs.

If you inform us that your trip includes a multi-night cruise, we’ll include cruise coverage in your cruising travel insurance quote. That’s because we’ll put together a package tailored to the unique specifications of your trip.

See the full range of potential benefits and upgrades that you can add to your insurance option, giving you peace of mind for your next adventure, whatever you’re planning!

*Note that not all benefits apply and will depend on whether you have selected them (and are reflected on your Certificate of Insurance). Terms, conditions, exclusions, limits and sub-limits apply. Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD) for further details.

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