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!
__________________ Travel Agent/Cruise Specialist w/12 yrs exp and 47 Cruises on 11 cruise lines! Favorites: Paul Gauguin - Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises - Europe; Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America - 12-nights Baltics & Russia; RCCL - 14-nights Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America - 14-day Alaskan cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days Hawaii w/7-night NCL cruise; Oceania - 25 days in Asia; more than 3 months touring Europe by train. And many 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.