Top three cruise concerns

You can always tell someone who’s been on a cruise from one who hasn’t because the one who hasn’t will tell you that they’d never go on a cruise. Then they go on a cruise and they’re like reformed Christians.

But even seasoned cruises have concerns about cruising, as revealed in a recent survey conducted on behalf of travel insurance authority InsureMyTrip.com.

A poll of around 1440 respondents revealed that health issues, specifically getting sick or injured, was the top concern for cruisers.

Illness or injury that shortens or hampers a holiday was the biggest concern for 42.2 per cent of respondents. Bad weather was the second biggest concern (37.3 per cent), followed by missing cruise departure (20.5 per cent).

Survey participants had all researched or purchased travel insurance within the past 24 months and, out of those polled, 24 per cent had filed a travel insurance claim for a cruise-related issue, such as:

  • medical care required during a cruise
  • a medical issue forced a trip cancellation
  • bad weather forced a delay or cancellation of a cruise
  • missed flight led to a delay or cancellation of a cruise
  • items were stolen or lost during a trip.

What’s your biggest cruise concern? When did you last file a travel insurance claim? What was it for? Did you get satisfaction?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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