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Cruising is a fun and exciting vacation known for alleviating the stress of traveling with its inclusive itineraries and five-star service. While there is a lot included in your ticket, from meals to tours to entertainment, travel insurance is an additional add-on you definitely should consider. While there are several different ways to purchase travel insurance, the importance of having it is all the same. Regardless of where you are going and what type of insurance you choose, here are four reasons why you want to have travel insurance before your next cruise.

Last Minute Cancelations

No matter how much you plan, unexpected things happen, causing your cruise or connecting flights to be canceled. While you cannot exactly expect the unexpected, you can prepare for it by making sure you are covered. In the event of a last-minute cancelation, your travel insurance is there to ensure that you don’t lose any money and can assist you in rebooking your trip.

Medical Emergencies

Just like last-minute cancelations, it is difficult to plan for a medical emergency. Medical emergencies can be scary but having travel insurance is the easiest way to alleviate any extra stress. Regardless of how far away from home you are or what type of medical emergency you are experiencing, your travel insurance is there to ensure you are receiving the best possible care.

Lost Luggage

Everybody dreads an empty luggage carousel when they still don't have all their bags, yet from time to time these things do happen.

Insurance gives you the peace of mind that you can go out and get the essentials while the airlines hunt down your bags and Ama tries to get it delivered to you as soon as possible. We all know it can get expensive to replace everything, including clothes, electronic devices and medication. Travel insurance helps cover a portion of the cost of these items.

Peace of Mind

The best part of going on vacation, specifically a cruise, is unwinding and relaxing. Nothing will make a vacation great vacation go south faster than being unprepared. Having travel insurance will give you the peace of mind you need while traveling, knowing that everything is taken care of for you no matter what happens.

When it comes to cruising safely, travel insurance is always a good investment. If you have questions about what type of travel insurance is right for you on your trip, I am here to help!

AmaWaterways TravelGuard insurance is available to residents of the U.S. and is an excellent policy which I have seen in action many times. At 13% of your package cost, Ama's insurance covers only the things booked thru Ama and it does expand as you add land packages or airfare. Ama also offers a Worry Free Waiver which offers an "any reason" cancellation coverage that turns the most outlandish reason for cancelling into a future cruise credit. Ask Dave for details.

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