Well here we are, three weeks away from our first cruise to Alaska and getting very excited. That excitement leaves as we find out that my partner has to now go through a 6 week treatment of Chemo and Radiation! Wow, where did that come from??? Pain had started about 1 month ago but apparently is growing rapidly enough for the doctor to say not a good idea to travel and interupt the treatment. We'll be getting 100% of our Junior Suite booking (less the insurance cost of course). My sister and her husband were coming also and they too will be getting the refund as we had all booked together.
After 20+ cruises, this was our very first time even getting insurance (which I thought I would need for my ailing mom) and it will certainly not be the last time. Next year!!
It's too bad you had to cancel, but definitely understandable under those conditions.
And you're right, we're glad you took out the travel insurance. It's something we always purchase for our trips and always suggest it to our clients.
As I tell them; you hope it's a waste of your money because if you need it, it's usually not for a good reason. But it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
__________________ 47 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!
Best wishes from myself, too. I also just want to say how fortunate you must feel since this was the time you opted to get the insurance. A health calamity is scary, but at least there has already been some good fortune. I will take it as a good sign for things to come.
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.