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What if I need to be evacuated from the cruise ship?


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The Medical Evacuation benefit covers the transportation costs if you require evacuation from a cruise ship. This evacuation must be recommended by the physician on board and should be coordinated with the travel insurance provider.

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Medical Evacuation provides transportation to the nearest adequate medical facility in the event of a medical emergency during your covered trip. This can include an air ambulance off a ship or to home, as well as ground transportation while in port.

In the event of an evacuation, you will be taken to the nearest adequate medical facility for initial treatment. If the treating physician determines you need to be sent elsewhere for proper treatment or return home, Medical Evacuation can also cover those transportation costs.

Medical Evacuations are typically more expensive from cruise ships, so Squaremouth recommends cruise travelers purchase a policy with at least $250,000 in coverage.

This information is time sensitive and may change or vary based on the travel insurance policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly. Squaremouth’s team of licensed travel insurance experts is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

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