Wow.. I can't believe they are pulling this. Tim, like you I always buy it from some company off of insure my trip. Depending on the price and coverage I want. I would never buy it from Carnival. Their insurance is a joke.
I bet the PVPs get a commission or some bonus tied to how many insurance policies they sell. SO it would make sense that some are getting creative in figuring out ways to get extra policies sold. I would think after a few angry letters that Carnival would stop it.. unless of course its really Carnival behind it and they are telling the PVPs to push the insurance.
I can't relate any stories because I have not used a PVP to book in years.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007