WARWICK, RI, December 11, 2008—Cruise fares are at their lowest since post-September 11, reports industry newsletter Cruise Week, prompting many consumers to pack their bags and head for the high seas.  Yet even low-cost trips can lose their bargain value if they’re not properly protected with travel insurance. Before you go, consider these travel insurance tips from

  • Plan ahead and protect your vacation before it begins.
  • Buy your insurance within 7-21 days after making your first cruise deposit to ensure pre-existing medical conditions and Supplier Financial Default are covered.
  • Carefully review plan details before purchasing. Make sure you’re selecting the right policy for you.
  • Buy travel insurance from a third-party source. If you buy your cruise line’s insurance, most claims are settled with vouchers for future travel rather than a reimbursement of your trip cost. Additionally, should the cruise line become financially insolvent, typically their policy will not provide coverage to protect your investment.

Travel insurance is key to protecting all your cruise vacations from unexpected but very common events like a sudden illness, travel-related delays and interruptions, and unemployment. With the right coverage, you can protect your travel investments and earn real peace of mind.  To learn more, visit, the leading online travel insurance comparison site, or call 1-800-487-4722 and speak with a licensed, expert travel insurance representative.

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Established in 2000, is the leading, consumer-oriented online travel insurance aggregator worldwide.  Featuring insurance comparisons from the top industry providers, is a unique, one-stop resource designed to meet consumers’ comprehensive travel insurance needs all in a secure environment. also specializes in providing integrated technology solutions for the travel insurance industry, with over 2,000 private-labeled and co-branded travel-related websites around the globe. is headquartered in Warwick, RI with additional offices and data centers in Connecticut and Oregon.


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