Hurricane Season is just about to begin and cruisers are racing to get a good travel insurance deal just to be on the safe side.
InsureMyTrip is reporting an increase in travel insurance due to storms and Hurricanes. Travel agents are expecting a 20% increase compared to last year as people look to get away for a cruise summer vacation in the Caribbean and get covered.
Last year Hurricane season was a nasty one as multiple cruise ships all over the Caribbean and the U.S. were affected by a costly, deadly and active season. The hugely covered Hurricane Matthew caused mayhem and sadly took lives. The Hurricane which reached a category 5 was covered by media all over the world and this year not just cruisers but all travelers will be looking at how they can be prepared.
Here are some examples how insurance enables travelers to cancel a trip due to severe weather-related concerns under the trip cancellation benefit:
Cancel trip due to weather: when common carriers such as airlines and cruise lines cease service due to weather.
Cancel due to a hurricane warning: when a destination is under a NOAA-issued Hurricane warning.*
Cancel because of storm damage at destination: when a hotel, resort, or vacation rental is devastated and made uninhabitable by a storm.
Cancel because home is destroyed by storm: when the home of a traveler sustains destructive storm damage.
Cancel trip for any reason: this is an optional time-sensitive benefit that allows travelers to cancel a trip for any reason. This benefit includes specific eligibility requirements.
According to InsureMyTrip, 75 percent of customers will choose a comprehensive travel insurance policy for summer travel. This policy provides a variety of benefits including medical coverage, emergency travel services, baggage protection, trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage.
Make sure you do take action for not just Hurricanes but any type of bad weather during a cruise. We want our readers to always stay safe and take mother nature seriously. Hurricane season start from June 1 and comes to an end on November 20 but remember that tropical storms or Hurricanes can still occur before or after these dates.