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Old April 29th, 2003, 08:44 PM
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Do you recommend always purchasing the travel insurance? Thanks, Denise

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Old April 29th, 2003, 09:44 PM
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I do. You can never predict what's going to happen.

I had a cruise booked and totally paid for. A few months before we were to sail my son fell off a roof and was seriously injured. He was 20 at the time but I didn't think he'd be walking on his own or driving by the time we were due to leave. We had to cancel the cruise. The good news? He made a remarkable recovery. We rebooked the same cruise and went in early April.

It just makes good bottom line sense to purchase travel insurance. I wouldn't book a cruise without it. I've read some very tragic stories here on the boards where the unexpected and out of the blue happened- and no travel insurance was purchased. Unfortunately, the consumer winds up losing.

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Old April 30th, 2003, 03:16 AM
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You bet, and purchase the insurance promptly to waive any pre medical conditions.

A transport from the ship by helicopter or other means can cost $20,000 or more let alone hospital costs. Don't take the chance. The time you say to yourself "it is a waste of money" .. enough said.
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Old April 30th, 2003, 05:37 AM
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No doubt about it!

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Always....I cannot afford to lose the thousands I put into a cruise (air+hotel+cruise+possible car rental, etc.) - and there is no way I could afford to pay for the unexpected medical catastrophe!

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DITTO to all the above. A prudent? ;-) decision.
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Always. Never an exception in my mind.
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Old April 30th, 2003, 08:06 AM
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Thanks guys...I bought it the day I booked but I wondered if I was being a bit over concerned. I haven't read any travel incidents where it paid off but I feel better knowing we have it. Soon, Denise

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Hi Denise,
I always recommend taking out insurance, just no other way IMHO!

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Old April 30th, 2003, 10:19 AM
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Me, too! I've had to use the medical facility on a cruise and it was pricey!

When I came home, I submitted it to the insurance and they sent me a check, very fast, for I think 80% of the bill. I was in Tahiti there is no way my insurance from work would cover it!

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as the others have stated, Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes.
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Old April 30th, 2003, 12:22 PM
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Yes, we always buy insurance.

Several years ago we had to cancel a cruise do to a health matter and we got back the $4000 dollars we had paid in full, minus the cost of the insurance.
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Never had to use it, but alwaus get the insurance, you never know Auguste
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