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Old 08-19-2007, 02:15 PM
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If we didn't purcahse insurance (it wasn't worth it because the cruise was so cheap) do we lose out on EVERYTHING?
I always find this perspective puzzling. The trip was too cheep to insure? Is your health and financial well being worth protecting? Passengers on a cruise with a major medical emergency ire at risk of sub-par care, inability to get to proper care and if transported by evac, financial ruin in some case to save a few buck on a policy to protect from these posibilities. You're going to foreign countries! Good insurance can get you proper care and cover costs for such transportation (to proper care facilities), medical costs, etc. I hope no one with this belief process ever steps on/swims into a jelly fish (some have among the most deadly vennom on the planet). Nor ever has a jet ski or parasailing, zip line, accident. Has a fever or 103+. Chest pains? Countless other things that can and do happen at home or on vacation!

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Old 08-19-2007, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for saying that. People shouldn't simply look at the cost of the cruise versus the price of the insurance. Think of medical evacuation, emergency treatment, etc. Don't buy insurance the only covers the cruise if it is missed. Get something that covers medical issues too.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:36 PM
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On our recent cruise to Alaska, there were 3 medical emergencies that we knew about. Who knows how many others that we didn't know about. Bottom line, it can happen to anyone at any time. It's better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:58 PM
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Little do most know cruiselines have a morgue onboard. God forbid you'll ever need one but on HAL they're sizable on their newer ships. Capacity was apparently an issue at some time on a sailing. Would you like your family to be able to affordably to fly your body home? Most good travel insurance covers things you don't ever and don't want to think about.

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Old 08-19-2007, 07:29 PM
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Dean skirted just barely south of Jamaica. Kingston had sustained winds of 114 mph with gusts to 138 mph. Now folks, that is without a direct hit with the eye-wall! In the Atlantic and Caribbean the strongest winds are mostly to the north of the center of circulation. In other words, even though was not a technical landfall of the center of the storm, Jamaica took some of the worst winds.

My thoughts are with them.

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Old 08-20-2007, 06:26 AM
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If we didn't purcahse insurance (it wasn't worth it because the cruise was so cheap) do we lose out on EVERYTHING?
Did you mean cancellation insurance? Since we often book last minute, we don't always purchase that. However, we always get travel insurance for medical issues. I've only had to use it once, a trip to the ship's doctor to get antibiotics cost $120.00.

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Old 08-20-2007, 07:14 AM
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Well Jamaica is not the case now, but yucantan and Cancun will be affected in a few hours by this problem, worst case now is a level 4 hurricane...
I only hope they don't get it at this level
I pray for them
"Que Dios los Guarde" = "God please take care of them"
Here is the last update link:


Also just a note: I was on youtube checking a few links and someone already put there a few videos of Dean on st. Lucia nothing creppy just how were the winds, the rain etc. If you want to know how a hurricane looks like here is the link:


you can also see a few from Aruba...
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