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Cruise Travel Insurance

If you're planning a cruise holiday, you'll need a specialised cruise travel insurance policy to cover you for your time onboard the ship as well as any shore excursions.

Cruises are no longer associated with just the super wealthy or elderly travellers! These days, cruise ships cater to travellers from all walks of life.

From young families looking for a more affordable, kid-friendly holiday option, busy professionals who want to save time by booking an all-inclusive package, or travellers seeking a worldwide cultural experience with plenty of off-shore excursions, there's a cruise for every interest, age and budget. 

The hardest part is simply deciding where you want to go!

No matter where or when you eventually choose to cruise, travel insurance is an essential purchase before you embark. Fast Cover has made it fast and simple to find and purchase the right travel insurance policy for your cruise policy.

Once you have your cruise travel insurance sorted, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday afloat knowing you have cover if anything unexpected happens.

Why do you need to buy Cruise travel insurance?

Did you know that you may not be eligible for Medicare once your cruise leaves port, even if you’re still in Australian waters?

Or that if you unexpectedly get sick and have to cancel your trip, you could lose any deposits you’ve already paid?

Our cruise policies provide you with a simple way to protect yourself and your hard-earned money, both before you leave home and during your cruise.

Some of the main reasons travellers should consider a specialist cruise travel insurance policy include:

  • Medicare benefits are no longer eligible once your ship leaves port, unless there’s an Australian Medicare-registered doctor on board.
  • Medical costs on board any type of cruise ship can be exorbitant.
  • A medical emergency could see you repatriated to Australia at even greater expense.
  • Your belongings could be lost, stolen or damaged.
  • Your cruise could be cancelled altogether due to weather, an infectious illness or other reason.
  • You could get unexpectedly injured or ill before your cruise and not be able to go, losing any money you’ve paid in advance.

Whether you’re an experienced cruise-goer or about to embark on your first sea voyage, get an instant quote online or talk to us to find the right policy for your cruise holiday

What does Cruise travel insurance include?

If you’re combining a tour or side trip on land with your cruise, don’t worry, our specialist cruise travel insurance can cover that part of your trip too!

Fast Cover's specialist cruise travel insurance includes:

Emergency medical and hospital expenses:

Be covered for unexpected illness or injuries on your holiday.

Medical evacuation and repatriation expenses:

In case of an emergency, such as illness or injury, you can be covered for the flight home.

Cover for your luggage and personal belongings:

Ensure your valuable belongings are protected while you travel.

Cover for your onboard activities and shore excursions:

Cover for a huge list of sports and activities are automatically included. Thrill-seekers can also choose to add on the Adventure Pack to cover an extra list of adrenaline-pumping activities as well.

24 hour emergency assistance:

Practical help when you need it most. Experienced medical advisors are just a phone call away with 24 hour Emergency Assistance included in all our cruise travel insurance policies.

Optional extras:

We’ve built policies that include all the benefits we think you'll need on your cruise. If you need additional cover for High Value Items or specific activities, you can add these extras to tailor your travel insurance policy until it's right for your holiday.

See the benefit tables below to compare the different levels of cover that are available for cruising:

 

Medical Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Overseas Emergency Dental

$500 ––– $750 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000

Overseas Emergency Evacuation

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Overseas Emergency Evacuation


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Overseas Hospital Cash Payment^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Daily Limit (per person)

$50 $50 $50

Accidental Death

––– $25,000 ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Accidental Death

––– $20,000 ––– $20,000 $20,000 $20,000

Accidental Death

––– $15,000 ––– $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Accidental Death

––– $25,000
$20,000
––– $25,000
$20,000
$25,000
$20,000
$25,000
$20,000

Accidental Death

––– $25,000
$15,000
––– $25,000
$15,000
$25,000
$15,000
$25,000
$15,000

Accidental Death

–––
$20,000
$15,000
–––
$20,000
$15,000

$20,000
$15,000

$20,000
$15,000

Death of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Permanent Disability^

––– ––– ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Permanent Disability^

––– ––– ––– $20,000 $20,000 $20,000

Permanent Disability^

––– ––– ––– $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Permanent Disability^

––– ––– ––– $25,000
$20,000
$25,000
$20,000
$25,000
$20,000

Permanent Disability^

––– ––– ––– $25,000
$15,000
$25,000
$15,000
$25,000
$15,000

Permanent Disability^

––– ––– –––
$20,000
$15,000

$20,000
$15,000

$20,000
$15,000

Permanent Disability of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Loss of Income^

sub-limits:

––– $10,000 ––– $10,000 $10,000 $10,000

Weekly Limit (per person) - up to 25 weeks

$400 $400 $400

Financial Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Trip Cancellation Expenses

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited $15,000 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Trip Cancellation Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $40,000 $15,000 $40,000 ––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Trip Cancellation Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $30,000 $15,000 $30,000 ––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Trip Cancellation Expenses

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$15,000
Unlimited
$40,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Trip Cancellation Expenses

Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$15,000
Unlimited
$30,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Trip Cancellation Expenses

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:
Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

–––
$40,000
$30,000

$15,000
$15,000

$40,000
$30,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Personal Liability

$1,000,000 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000

Trip Disruption Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $50,000 $30,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Trip Resumption Expenses

$3,000 $2,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Luggage & Personal Effects

sub-limits:

Optional $7,500 $5,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000

Personal computers,video recorders or cameras (per item)

$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Mobile phones and tablets (per item)

$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

All other unspecified items (per item)

$750 $750 $750 $750 $750 $750

Luggage and Personal Effects stolen from a Locked Storage Compartment of an unoccupied vehicle during daylight hours

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Passports, Credit Cards & Credit Card Fraud^

––– ––– $2,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Alternative Transport Expenses

––– $5,000 ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Rental Vehicle Excess

sub-limits:

––– $5,000 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Return of Rental Vehicle

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Travel Delay Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $2,000 ––– $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Daily Limit (per person)

(we will pay up to $200 for each full 24 hours beyond the initial 6 hour delay)

$200 $200 $200 $200

Delay of Luggage and Personal Effects^

––– ––– ––– $500 $500 $500

Theft of Cash^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Snow Sports Benefits

Basics Domestic Plus Standard Saver Comprehensive Snow Sports Plus Frequent Traveller Saver

Snow Sport Equipment

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Equipment Replacement Hire

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Prepaid Expenses

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Snow Resort Closure

sub-limits:

––– $1,000 ––– ––– $1,000 –––

Daily Limit (per person)

$100 $100

Please note: This is only a summary of benefits. Exclusions and sub-limits apply to each cover type. Benefit limits shown are for Single and Duo (per person) policies. Family policy benefit limits apply for the whole family and are double the corresponding benefit limit under a Single policy, except for certain benefits - please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement for full details. ^ Cover under these Benefits are excluded while travelling within Australia.

Why choose Fast Cover for your next cruise holiday?

Fast Cover provides specialised policies for cruise passengers no matter where you're cruising to or how long your cruise may be.

From the mega 100+ day worldwide cruises, to short escapes in the Pacific Islands, or a river cruise down the Nile or Danube.

All of our cruise policies include unlimited access to an experienced Emergency Assistance team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you run into trouble or need advice while on your cruise, help is just a phone call away from anywhere in the world.

We've also made things even faster and easier by automatically covering a set list of 43 Pre-Existing Medical Conditions, so you don't need to worry about filling out a questionnaire about your medical history when taking out travel insurance.

Example Incidents~

Claire's Cruise Catastrophe

Claire, a 72-year-old from Sydney needed over $190,000 AUD worth of medical assistance after she fell from her bed during a cruise around South America and injured her neck and back. Claire’s travel insurance policy cost around $700 for the two-month-long cruise, and provided cover for emergency medical evacuation from the cruise ship as well as the extensive medical and hospital expenses she needed.

 

Carol’s Cancellation Costs

Carol and Vincent, a couple in their seventies from Brisbane, bought a travel insurance policy for less than $800 to provide cover for their dream worldwide cruise. A few days before they set off, Carol fell over in her garden and broke her ankle. They had to cancel their trip. Fortunately, because they had organised travel insurance at the same time as the cruise, they were reimbursed with more than $20,000 AUD for their lost deposits.

Traveller Testimonials

My worst dream came true

We have used Fast Cover on several overseas trips but we were quite unprepared for a shock cancer diagnosis after paying in full for a 104 day World Cruise. As you can imagine this was a significant claim, and yet Fast Cover settled the claim in full after only two courteous contacts from helpful staff. We would recommend Fast Cover to anyone, especially those considering expensive cruises.

Wazz – Productreview.com.au

 

Great claims

We took out travel insurance for a trip to Singapore and cruise back to Fremantle. On the ship I was taken ill and had to see the doctor on board which was rather expensive. On returning home we made a claim which was handled very well.

John – Productreview.com.au

 

Perfect

First time I have ever set out a policy online I found it very easy to set up. I am now looking forward to the cruise and am very glad I found Fast Cover Insurance.

Maria – Productreview.com.au

 

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~Traveller details have been changed to protect their privacy. Claims examples are from Fast Cover travel insurance customers from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016.

↟Based on 18 day Basics Cruise policy to Pacific region for a single traveller 50 years old or younger with $200 excess.

Australia's most
popular destination
is NZ +

60% of overseas travel was for a holiday +

2/3 of overseas spending was for holiday +

*See Product Disclosure Statement for full terms and conditions and exclusions and limits that apply. ^ For travellers aged 80 and over, additional terms and conditions apply. #Available with our Comprehensive policies only. **No cover is provided for pregnancy, childbirth or related complications unless it is a single, uncomplicated pregnancy up to and including 23 weeks. In any event we will not pay medical expenses for regular antenatal care, childbirth at any gestation or care of the newborn child. Complications mean any secondary diagnosis occurring prior to, during the course of, concurrent with, or as a result of the pregnancy, which may adversely affect the pregnancy outcome.

+Statistics based on 'Travel by Australians' quarterly report for June 2013, 'Tourism Industry Facts & Figures at a Glance' September 2012, Cruise Industry Source Market Report: Australia 2013 and Fast Cover Customers

1Price Match only applies to valid Australian quotes that covers unlimited overseas emergency medical expenses, unlimited overseas emergency medical assistance, unlimited Trip cancellation expenses and $10000 or more in luggage cover under a Comprehensive policy or Trip Cancellation expense cover of $15000 or more and $5000 or more in luggage cover under a standard policy. Excludes sales coupons. Only available if quote is genuine, written proof of quote may be required. 25% saving is based on the cost of a Duo policy versus the cost of two single policies. Excess reduction discount based on excess reduction cost under a Duo policy versus cost under two single policies. Duo policies do not provide cover for any dependent children. 3Children or dependants under 21 years old and not in full time employment covered for free when travelling with an insured adult. Excludes Duo policies. 4Price based on an 18 day Basics policy to Pacific region for Single traveller aged 50 years old or younger with $200 excess. 5Additional terms and conditions, limits and excesses apply to travellers over the age of 79. 6Must be accompanied by a professional instructor or guide.

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