Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 30th, 2001, 04:23 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 480
Default trip insurance

We are going on Holland America thru the Panama Canal to Costa Rica for 10 days. TA says $160 each for the trip cancellation insurance. Each. The insurance is thru Holland America. Is this the insurance I should buy?? Your input is appreciated.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 30th, 2001, 06:15 PM
Carole Dunham
Posts: n/a
Default Re: trip insurance

I much prefer to buy my insurance from an independent agent. If anything should ever happen to the cruiseline and you hold their insurance, you are out of luck.

Since we only know the line you're sailing on and not the length of your trip or your ages it's impossible to know if you got a good deal or not. I use Travel Guard Insurance and like it very much. If you buy it within two weeks of booking your cruise, it will cover all pre existing conditions.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 30th, 2001, 06:25 PM
Donna's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 27,223
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default Re: trip insurance

Hi John,
It pays to shop around for trip insurance, we've used CSA a few times with no problem, but then again, we've never had (so far) to make a claim. Also like Carole mentioned Travel Guard is another good one.

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2001, 12:51 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: trip insurance


I purchased the Holland American Line's Trip Insurance on my last Holland American Cruise. It is a bit more expensive than other insurance, but it covers many more cancellation reasons. I think it is a good deal for the unexpected or a medical emergency you may encounter during your trip. I have an 80 year old Mother and I buy the insurance in the event I have a funeral to go to before or while I am on a cruise.

One couple at our table during my first cruise was called home to a funeral just after the cruise started. I don't know if they had insurance, but if they had the right insurance the cost of the cruise would have been reimbursed by the insurance. The cost of a Panama Canal cruise is not cheap and a few hundred dollars may save a few thousand. You have to assess your own risk. Some people don't buy the insurance at all. It depands on your own comfort level.

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2001, 04:11 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: New England
Posts: 2,417
Default Re: trip insurance

Go on-line to TravelGuard Onsurance and do a price comparison as well as a benefits comparison before you buy. They price by each travelers age (in our case two different brackets), the length & price of the cruise. Then take the HAL coverage beneftits to compare each feature. It really is not very hard to do a little homework.
Bon Voyage
Reply With Quote


america, holland, insurance, trip

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trip Insurance robertjones56 All Things Cruising 7 August 6th, 2010 09:07 PM
Trip Insurance Grandy Carnival Cruise Lines 1 July 10th, 2009 03:43 PM
TRIP INSURANCE mrrobb Ask CruiseMates Staff 14 May 17th, 2009 10:15 PM
Trip Insurance flyyer Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 October 16th, 2006 08:49 PM
Trip insurance Carole Ask CruiseMates Staff 4 September 3rd, 2000 03:07 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1