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Do I need travel insurance when I go on a cruise?


Yes. It is important that all guests take out appropriate international or cruise-specific travel insurance policies once a reservation has been made.  Australian Medicare, New Zealand ACC and private health insurance will not cover you for any medical costs or emergency evacuations on board, even on domestic cruises. Insurance policies may also protect your personal possessions and valuables; provide cancellation cover if you miss the cruise or a pre-paid tour; and provide other forms of protection.

We recommend you contact Cover-More Insurance, or alternatively your travel advisor, or an independent insurance broker for details of suitable policies. Further information can be found at smarttraveller.gov.au


New Caledonian immigration authorities have advised that guests who do not hold international travel insurance that covers medical costs, repatriation and other expenses, could be refused entry. We strongly recommend that guests purchase adequate international travel insurance for your cruise.

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