On the Alaska Cruise we just came from , two people needed to
medical removed from the ship at the next port.
Travel insurance also covers you if you get ill and can't sail.
Friends of ours where going on cruise with another couple.
This couple didn't buy travel/trip insurance, our friends always buy
insurance. The husband (Of the ininsured couple) went to his doctor.
His doctor said he needed an emergency heart bypass surgery.
They lost all the cruise fares including airfare., if they had insurance
they could of got most of their fare back.
A couple of years ago a cruiseship going to Alaska from Seattle , had to
divert to Port Hardy BC for a medical evacuation. If the person was
uninsured , ther could of been a large large bill
The approx cost of medivac in BC is about 20K depending on wher
you have to be moved too.
SS Ithaca , Volendam , Mariner of the Seas (x2) , Veendam , Coral Princess , Island Princess (x3) , Emerald ,Sapphire (x3)