Travel Insurance


There’s nothing like a cruise to feed the soul and broaden the mind. And nothing like the unexpected to put a dampener on your plans.

With nearly thirty years of experience and more than 2.2 million journeys every year, Cover-More knows what travellers need. That’s why P&O Cruises recommends Cover-More Travel Insurance.

Ensure you are covered for general medical expenses overseas, existing medical conditions, hospitalisation and medical evacuations.

If you plan on participating in sports such as scuba diving or parasailing, ensure your policy covers these activities.

International travel insurance is recommended on Australian coastal cruises, as your cruise is outside the scope of Australian Medicare.

Be aware when organising your insurance that uninsured travellers (or their families) are held personally liable for cancellation, medical and associated costs incurred at any time whether before the cruise, on board or overseas. Hospitalisation costs on board or outside of the country and medical evacuation costs are very expensive and are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. Daily hospital bills can cost as much as AUD 5,000 per day. All consultations, treatments and medications are charged at private rates.

If something goes wrong, you want expert help fast so you can keep travelling.

For more information, please see the Department of Foreign Affairs website at smartraveller.gov.au.

For Australian guests, please obtain a quote here with Cover-More Travel Insurance or phone 1300 159 454 (AU) for information on travel insurance.

Limits, sub-limits, conditions and exclusions apply. Insurance administered by Cover-More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ABN 95 003 114 145, AFSL 241713) and issued by Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Any advice is general advice only. Please consider your financial situation, needs and objectives and read the Combined FSG/PDS before deciding to buy this insurance.

As Australian Medicare, New Zealand ACC and private health insurance won’t cover you for medical costs onboard, all cruises (even domestic cruises) require international travel insurance.

FAQs


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    Australian public health authorities strongly recommend that all cruise ship passengers receive influenza vaccination at least two weeks before the start of their cruise. It is important that you see your doctor 6-8 weeks prior to departure to discuss and plan all necessary travel vaccines, including influenza vaccine.
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    Yes, each ship has a Medical Centre that is staffed by registered doctors and nurses who are available during scheduled clinic times or to provide medical care for needs that arise while onboard.
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    In most cases, yes. Please advise your Travel Agent or our Customer Sales & Service team at the time of booking if you intend to travel with medical equipment.

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