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Domestic

All of Australia including Lord Howe Island, Thursday Island, Christmas Island, Cocos Island and Norfolk Island

Not included

Pacific

Bali, Indonesia, New Zealand & South Pacific. (Choose Worldwide for Hawaii)

Not included

Asia

All Asian countries except Japan. (Choose Worldwide for Japan)

Not included

Europe

All European countries
(including Turkey) and the Russian Federation.

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Worldwide

All countries including North & South America (including Hawaii), Japan, Middle East, Africa & Antarctica.

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Cruise Travel Insurance

Cruises are no longer associated with just the very wealthy or stereotypical elderly travellers. These days, cruises cater to travellers seeking a more affordable and exciting trip by sea. The number of Australians hopping on board a cruise ship every year has increased dramatically, with the Cruise Lines Industry Association revealing that the number of cruising travellers has grown by more than 20 per cent in the past year. In 2014, over a million Aussies took a cruise holiday! 

So the question is, where and when are you going on your cruise? With any trip, there’s plenty of planning which also includes the important step of organising travel insurance before you embark on your cruise. You can then sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday afloat knowing you have cover should the unexpected happen.*

Reasons to buy cruise specific 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 the deposit you’ve made? Our cruise insurance policies provide you with a way to protect yourself, your money and belongings during your trip.

So why get cruise cover? Because:

  • Medicare benefits are no longer eligible once your ship leaves port unless there’s a Medicare approved doctor on board.
  • Medical costs on board any type of cruise ship can be exorbitant and a medical emergency could see you repatriated to Australia at a great expense
  • Your belongings could be lost, stolen or damaged
  • There could be an accident at sea
  • Your trip could be cancelled due to weather or other reasons and you could lose any money you’ve paid to your travel company

Whether you’re an experienced cruise goer or organising your first trip, get a Fast Quote to find a policy that protects you.

What does Cruise Travel Insurance include?

Our cruise travel insurance covers*:

  • Medical expenses: Be covered for unexpected illness or injuries on your holiday.
  • Evacuation and repatriation: In case of an emergency, such as illness or injury, you can be covered for the flight home.
  • Losses, damage and theft: Ensure your valuable belongings are protected while you travel.
  • Interpreters, locating consulates and more: Practical help when you need it most

If you’re combining a tour or side trip on land, don’t worry, cover is provided for that part of your trip too! 

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 extras to tailor your travel insurance policy. 

Medical Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Overseas 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 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 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 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 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 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^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

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

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

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

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

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

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

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

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Hospital Cash Allowance^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– $2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Daily Limit (per person)

$50 $50 $50 $50

Accidental Death

sub-limits:

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

Death of a Dependant (per Dependant)

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

Permanent Disability^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Permanent Disability of a Dependant (per Dependant)

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

Loss of Income^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $10,400 $10,400 $10,400

Weekly Limit (per person) - up to 26 weeks

$400 $400 $400

Financial Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited Unlimited 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

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– $40,000 $40,000 $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

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– $30,000 $30,000 $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

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:

sub-limits:

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

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

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

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

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

sub-limits:

–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$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

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

Additional Expenses

sub-limits:

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

Resumption of Journey

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

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

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

Luggage & Personal Effects

sub-limits:

––– $7,500 $5,000 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500

Personal computers,video recorders or cameras (per item)

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

Mobile phones (including PDAs and any items with phone capabilities) (per item)

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

All other unspecified items (per item)

$750 $750 $750 $750 $750

Luggage and Personal Effects stolen from a Locked Storage Compartment of an unoccupied vehicle during daylight hours (limit of $200 per item applies)

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

Travel Documents, Credit Cards & Travellers Cheques^^

––– ––– $2,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Alternative Transport Expenses

––– $5,000 ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Rental Vehicle Insurance 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

Luggage & Personal Effects Delay Expenses^^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Theft of Cash^^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Snow Sports Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Snow Sport Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– ––– Unlimited –––

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

$15,000

Snow Sport Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– ––– Unlimited –––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500

Own Snow Sport Equipment

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Sport Equipment Hire

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Ski Pack

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Piste Closure

sub-limits:

––– $1,000 ––– ––– $1,000 –––

Daily Limit (per person)

$100 $100

Bad Weather & Avalanche Closure

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

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 table of benefits in the PDS for full details.

 

^There is no cover under these Policy Sections while travelling in Australia. There is cover under these Policy Sections while travelling on a domestic cruise in Australian waters where you have purchased Plans A, S or B (selecting Region 3) or Plan M. Refer to the "Geographical Regions" section of this PDS for details (pages 12 to 13). ^^ There is no cover under these Policy Sections while travelling in Australia - refer to the "Geographical Regions" section of this PDS for details (pages 12 to 13).

Why choose Fast Cover for your next cruise ship holiday?

Fast Cover provides specific policies for helping protect cruise passengers on their travels. We are underwritten by Allianz, an international insurer who help more than 250 million people every year to protect themselves while travelling. Our experienced Global Assistance team are available 24 hours a day should you need help while on your cruise.

We insure people over 60, families, those with certain specified Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and more.*

To make things even easier for you to take out travel insurance so you can go back to your packing, we don’t need you to fill out a medical assessment. Simple!

 

Why Choose Us?

Travel with confidence knowing our Emergency Medical Assistance is uncapped. 4 *

The earlier you buy travel insurance, the earlier we can provide cover for money you’ve spent on hotels, flights or tours in the event of unexpected sickness, injury, family emergencies or natural disasters. *

We automatically cover 44 Pre-Existing Medical Conditions to make buying travel insurance fast and simple. *

Travel with confidence knowing your travel insurance policy is underwritten by Allianz.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cruise Travel Insurance

  1. Who are the Underwriters of Fast Cover?

    Allianz underwrites our policies, and Allianz Global Assistance provides the Emergency Assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Allianz and Allianz Global Assistance are both part of the global Allianz Group.

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  2. When should I buy my Travel Insurance?

    You can buy your Travel Insurance up to 12 months before your Departure Date and you need to buy your policy BEFORE you leave Australia. Unlimited Cancellation cover for Cancellation Fees and Lost Deposits starts instantly when your policy is issued. It can be best to buy your policy as early as possible to cover you for Cancellation should the unexpected occur before you start your trip.

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  3. Are my Pre-Existing Medical Conditions taken into account for Cancellation cover?

    Yes, if your Pre-Existing Medical Condition is covered by your policy and is relevant to the cancellation or shortening of your journey, it will be taken into account when determining your cancellation cover.

     

    If you have a Pre-existing Medical Condition that is not covered by your policy, we will not pay any claims arising from, related to or associated with that condition, including with respect to cancellation expenses. We list all the Pre-Existing Medical Conditions that are covered (some restrictions apply) here.

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  4. Am I covered for boat and land travel with a Cruise policy?

    Yes, a Cruise policy covers you for both the cruise and land portions of your trip.

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  5. I am going on a Kimberly Expedition cruise, what am I covered for?

    Due to the remote locations that a Kimberly Expeditions cruise vessel travels to, you would be covered for Medical Evacuation while you are on the cruise vessel. You are also covered for Travel Delay Expenses up to $2000 if you take out a Comprehensive Policy.

     

    There is NO cover for:

    a) Loss of Travel documents, Credit Cards and Travellers Cheques,

    b) Theft of cash when you are on land,

    c) Luggage and Personal Delay expenses,

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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

1The premium paid is refunded within 14 days after you are issued your Certificate of Insurance provided you have not started your Journey and you do not want to make a claim or to exercise any other right under the policy. 3Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses. 4Emergency Medical Assistance. 5The cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits begins from the time the policy is issued. 6Buy a Duo policy and save 5% versus the cost of two single policies. Excess reduction discount is based on the cost of excess reduction under a Duo policy versus the cost under two single policies. Duo policies do not provide cover for any dependant children. 7Your children or grandchildren not in full time employment who are under the age of 21 and travelling with you on the Journey are included at no extra charge. 8Spouse (or legally recognised de facto) and Dependants covered for free when accompanying primary policyholder. 9Based on a 0-59 year old travelling to the Pacific region for 4 weeks, Plan E Standard with an excess of $200. 10Provided you have not been hospitalised (including any day surgery or emergency department attendance) for the condition in the 24 months prior to the time of policy issue.

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