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Travel insurance for cruises

Whether you’re embarking on an adventure cruise around the world, or a leisurely trip along the Eastern coast, you need to make sure you purchase your travel insurance as soon as possible.

Buy travel insurance early

Cruise bookings need to be locked in well in advance, and many cruise companies have strict cancellation policies. Booking your travel insurance as soon as possible means you'll have cover should you need to change or cancel your trip unexpectedly due to circumstances unforeseen or out of your control.

Which country should I select?

When you are sailing the seven seas it can be hard to lock down your main port. For local cruises or domestic cruising you can simply select domestic cruise or the country you will be travelling to.

If you are cruising between multiple countries you should select “Worldwide” as the region you will be travelling. When getting a travel insurance quote online with Medibank you can select “Not sure? See region list” in the country drop down menu. This will allow you to receive your quote for a region instead of a specific country.

What is covered when I am on a cruise?

As well as being able to claim any out of pocket cancellation fees should you need to change or cancel your trip unexpectedly, you will also have cover for all other normal travel insurance inclusions.

When you take out international travel insurance for your overseas cruise you have cover for onboard medical treatment* or medical evacuation if you need additional care.

Plus you will have cover for lost or stolen personal items and luggage, activities you carry out while the ship is docked and everything else you normally have cover for with your policy.

Find the right travel insurance to suit you

Medibank Travel Insurance gives you leading hospital, accident and medical evacuation cover while you're travelling. We have International travel insurance, Domestic travel insurance or Annual Multi Trip if you travel more frequently.

Leading Travel Insurance with Medibank

Medibank Travel Insurance gives you leading hospital, accident and medical evacuation cover while you're travelling abroad. Plus with our Comprehensive plans, you'll be covered for a host of other travel scenarios.

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* - Does not apply to medical treatment provided on Australian inland waterways or whilst the ship is tied up in an Australian port

Limits, exclusions and conditions apply. This is general advice only as it does not take into account your personal financial objectives. Medibank Private Limited (ABN 47 080 890 259, AR 286089) is an authorised representative of Travel Insurance Partners Pty Limited (ABN 73 144 049 230, AFSL 360138) the issuer of the product on behalf of the insurer. The issuer is Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Please read the Combined FSG/PDS available from Medibank stores or medibank.com.au/travel before deciding if this product is right for you.