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Old 02-02-2007, 01:36 PM
Karen Knowlton Karen Knowlton is offline
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Not only that, but definitely purchase 3rd-party travel insurance at the time you book the cruise. (You can best do this thru a travel agent - the cruise line is only interested in selling you their own insurance.) If you buy the 3rd party insurance within a few days of your cruise deposit, most of the good insurance companies will waive the pre-existing medical condition exclusion. Without the insurance, or if purchased too late (or the wrong kind), any medical expenses you incur on the cruise will be your responsibility; with it, if you get the pre-ex waiver, you can be reimbursed for at least some of those expenses.