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Old April 8th, 2011, 02:28 PM
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Angry Canival says our son might die on our May 6th Cruise

So we booked a cruise for may 6th and carnival called and did a high pressure sales call for cruise insurance. This carnival cruise employee actually told us our son could die in a foreign port because without paying them $300 for insurance we would not be able to get him good medical care and went on to say we all could be in trouble if something happened.
THEN because we live in New England and the weather is so bad we might not make it to the ship, Im sure we are going to get 3 feet of snow may 6th
We are trying to cancel but im sure they won’t let us, but it will be our VERY LAST cruise on this line.
I Will wait till I get back and write a review, but you can be sure our vacation is already ruined and it will show.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 03:20 PM
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So, you bought the insurance, under duress...call and cancel the insurance,and rebuy from a 3rd party insurer.

You should have insurance for medial reasons and trip interruption, but the scare tactics the the pvp rep used, would absolutely mean a call to Carnval and a chat with a supervisor..NOW!~

Go to insuremytrip.comn, plug in your info,and see the price difference for the insurance on the cruise.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 05:06 PM
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Fire - I agree with Trip. We always buy insurance. Unless you are a frequent world traveler on business it is unlikely your regular insurance will cover you on your cruise - it is the ultimate you hope you never need it but will be very glad if you do insurance. We do know of several cases where the "unexpected" occurred and friends were very glad they had purchased the insurance.

Now, as for the Carny that pressured you into buying the insurance. You should report that person to Carnival. That type of sales approach will lead to decisions just like yours - never again. They will want to ferret this type of employee out. The cruise business is built on repeaters. If you have decided not to sail again that is a big loss for Carnival.
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I just returned from the Dream from Canaveral less than 4 hours ago. This trip I did not take out insurance. Lo and behold, on day 3 I had right side pain, though not in the appendix area. I was visualizing air vac and the whole 9 yards. It likely was from food gouging causing excess gas buildup, as it gradually subsided through the day. The point is, if it had been more serious, what would I have done? Insurance next time, no more trying to save a buck.
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RB, I'm so glad it was not serious for you onboard. All it takes is one close call, or to see someone airlifted off the ship, to make one wish they could go back in time and buy the peace of mind, that everyone deserves...
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The original posting (and the OP's 1st ever posting) struck me as odd. However I will wait for the 2nd posting (review of the actual cruise) to pass judgement. This is the 2nd recent posting about Carnival folks being pushy. The other one had to do with a PVP harrassing someone. Seems odd that these are the 1st ones I have seen and also were the 1st postings by both posters.
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The original posting (and the OP's 1st ever posting) struck me as odd. However I will wait for the 2nd posting (review of the actual cruise) to pass judgement.
OP made a similar but longer post on CC about how he never is going on Carnival again and now it has ruined his cruise because he disliked the explanation from the pushy salesperson about why they might need insurance. Since he already said it ruined his cruise... so dont hold your breath on the review.
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Its almost certain this guy will not enjoy his cruise...While I don't like that he said he was pressured into getting the insurance, something you should purchase anyway, but there are lots of travel insurance companies to choose from.. I highly doubt we'll hear from the OP, but it will be interesting to hear how their cruise was....
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Generally travel insurance can be purchased much cheaper (and with better coverage) from third party providers.

And, insurance should be viewed as a must have. Aside from the scare tactics of the PVP, the bottom line is you never know what can happen, and it's best to have the coverage. For a $100-$200 you can have peace of mind.
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IMHO--If you travel or cruise a lot you need an annual policy. Much cheaper in the long run.
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I've actually used my travel insurance before on a foreign trip. I ended up breaking my arm in Jamaica and the insurance helped cover the costs. The only thing I wonder about annual insurance for frequent travelers is whether it is good enough for a cruise since there are other circumstances like possible medical evacuation that may be needed. Does regular travel insurance cover cruise-specific medical situations?
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I've actually used my travel insurance before on a foreign trip. I ended up breaking my arm in Jamaica and the insurance helped cover the costs. The only thing I wonder about annual insurance for frequent travelers is whether it is good enough for a cruise since there are other circumstances like possible medical evacuation that may be needed. Does regular travel insurance cover cruise-specific medical situations?
Yes it does and it includes ship evacuation. At least mine does.
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This thread was started a year ago....and as was pointed out, the OP did not return. Yet another drive by.
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Just curious. What kind of money do they get for an annual cruise insurance policy?
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I can imagine one reason for the high pressure is that this past couple of weeks on Facebook and cruise forums....there has been an epidemic of

"Carnival is heartless...so and so died or got sick " and they won't let us cancel our cruise without a penalty."

There for awhile it was an every day occurrance on Carnival's Facebook page.

So while I am not a big fan of high pressure sales.....you know they must get tired of the irresponsible people who "demand" Carnival cover their irresponsible behavior.
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This looked like an interesting post until I read the replies, and I also view it to likely be unreliable information.
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I also noticed that this OP is almost a year old, OP never replied back as to how the cruise was, etc....
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