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Old March 22nd, 2006, 03:37 PM
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Default Travel Insurance Question???

Booked a cruise for Sept 2006 and am definately getting the travel insurance but am unsure as to what to look for. I booked thru Carnival directly and they will offer it for me at $125.00 per person. Would appreciate any input on who to use. I did a price quote on line and there are many to choose from with various proces. I became confused so I thought I would check with the EXPERTS.....

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Old March 22nd, 2006, 07:59 PM
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We have been advised many times never book insurance thru the cruise lines, best to go to a private party. Check with insuremytrip.com for many companies and quotes. We usually use CSA and they paid in a timely fashion once. Never leave without it!!
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 07:33 AM
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Last cruise I used Travelex (throught insuremytrip.com) got it for 129.00 for (2). This coming cruise got it through where we purchased our cruise online and got it CSA(also on insuremytrip.com for 118.00) for 2. Best not to go through cruiseline, just like airfare they always seem to be higher.!! Good Luck!
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:58 AM
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Regarding Travel Insurance...it depends on your age. The cruise lines generally do not want your age ... just the cost of the trip.

However, most of the independent insurance companies base it also on age which ends up higher for older persons.

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 12:58 PM
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Default Thanks for the input - GOT IT

I purchased my insurance with TravelSafe for $117.00 for both of us. I spoke with a CR rep to make sure I was getting everything I felt I needed and she was very helpful. I used InsureMyTrip.com and would highly recommend them.

Many thanks for the quick and helpful responses. I did not want to wait any longer to purchase this insurance as you just never know........

Have a great day!!
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Old May 4th, 2006, 04:34 PM
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My cruise agent always gets ins. from CSA. Prices are reasonably less than Cruise Companies and go by age, not price of trip! 2 yrs ago i fell in the Cristobal wharf in Panama and broke my wrist in 2 places. X-rays, casts, tetanus, etc. paid for on my credit card and as soon as I returned home it was all reimbursed by CSA within 2 weeks time! if your agent has an ins. co. preference, make sure you are getting proper coverage from a reputable company and review their claims policies for medical and any losses incurred. I also had 2 of my pre-paid expensive excursions refunded because of my condition. And....the Captain had lobster and stead dinners delivered to my suite so I would not have to bother dressing all "ritzy-pitzy" for the dining room!
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Old May 4th, 2006, 05:31 PM
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My TA uses Trip Advantage by Global Alert through M.H. Ross Travel Insurance Services (if this isn't allowed I apologize--please edit). Anyway, I have made 2 claims (one for a doctor's visit - $227) and one due to trip cancellation ). Both claims were processed timely and without question. They seem to have a good all around comprehensive policy. Hope this helps.

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