What kind of travel insurance do I need for a river cruise?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

Travelers who want to insure the cost of a river cruise should look for Trip Cancellation style policies. Those who are only concerned with medical coverage can save money by not insuring a trip cost, and rather looking for a policies with only Medical, Medical Evacuation and other benefits. Travelers who are concerned about both […]

Do I need to buy a special kind of policy for a cruise?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

You do not need to buy a special kind of policy for a cruise, but there are certain benefits cruisers should look for when comparing policies. More Detail Standard travel insurance policies are designed to cover any kind of trip, including cruises. However, travelers going on a cruise may want to pay attention to specific […]

How do I get Pre-Existing Condition coverage for my cruise?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

Pre-Existing Condition coverage is a time-sensitive benefit that is available on some policies within 14-30 days of your initial booking date. More Detail Pre-existing conditions are typically excluded on travel insurance policies. However, some policies offer Pre-Existing Condition coverage if you purchase the policy within 14-30 days of making your initial trip deposit. Some policies […]

How much medical coverage do I need for a cruise?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

Squaremouth recommends a policy with $100,000 per person in Emergency Medical coverage for travelers going on a cruise. More Detail Receiving treatment from an onboard physician or a foreign hospital in a remote location can be more expensive than your at-home doctor, so we recommend at least $100,000 per person in Emergency Medical coverage for […]

How much evacuation coverage do I need for a cruise?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

Squaremouth recommends a policy with $250,000 per person in Medical Evacuation coverage for travelers going on a cruise. More Detail Medical Evacuation covers transportation to the nearest adequate medical facility in the event of a medical emergency while you’re traveling. The cost of evacuation from a cruise ship can be expensive, particularly in remote locations. […]

My cruise is traveling to several countries. Will I be covered in all of them?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

Travel insurance is designed to cover travel to multiple destinations worldwide, although some policies may exclude coverage in certain destinations. More Detail When searching for a policy on Squaremouth, you will be asked to select one country you are traveling to. We recommend selecting the country you will spend the most time in. If you […]

What expenses should I insure for my cruise?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

You have the option to insure all, some, or none of your expenses on a standard Trip Cancellation policy. This can include your cruise expenses, including excursions, as well as trip expenses outside your cruise, like any related flight and hotel costs. More Detail Trip Cancellation can reimburse your prepaid and non-refundable trip expenses if […]

When do I need to buy travel insurance for my cruise?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

Standard Trip Cancellation policies can be purchased up until the day before you leave home for your cruise. However, some cancellation and medical benefits are time-sensitive and are only available within a specified period after your first booking date, typically 14 – 30 days from the initial booking. More Detail Policies with standard Trip Cancellation […]

How much does cruise travel insurance cost?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

Travel insurance purchased through third-party providers outside of your cruise typically costs around 5-7% of your trip cost. Insurance coverage purchased directly through the cruise line varies. More Detail Generally, the cost of a travel insurance policy is determined by three factors: the trip cost, the trip length, and the age of the travelers. Policies […]

What kind of travel insurance coverage do I need for a cruise?

Last Updated: 01/03/2017

Travelers who want to insure the cost of a cruise should look for Trip Cancellation style policies. Those who are only concerned with medical coverage can save money by not insuring a trip cost, and rather, looking for a policy with only Medical, Medical Evacuation and other benefits. Travelers who are concerned about both should […]