5 Star Travel Insurance from Admiral
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Our Platinum level cover has Defaqto's 5 Star rating.
A cruise is a great choice for those who want to sit back and watch the world go by; total relaxation, no hassle and everything in one place.
While there's no arguing a holiday on the open water is a great experience, it can pose a slightly trickier problem if something goes wrong.
Our travel insurance now covers you for certain events related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For more information about how Coronavirus (COVID-19) affects your travel cover, see our FAQ page. And remember to check the policy booklet carefully before you buy to make sure our COVID-19 cover meets your needs.
By adding cruise cover, your Admiral Travel Insurance will cover you for all the holiday essentials such as lost luggage and medical expenses as well as:
If you miss the departure of your cruise and have to pay for accommodation or travel expenses to get to the next dock, Admiral will cover you up to the limit shown on your policy if the departure was missed due to:
For every 24 hours you're confined to your cabin by the ship's medical officer, for medical reasons (including declared pre-existing medical conditions) we will pay up to the limit shown on your policy. You must provide written confirmation by the on-board medical officer.
Don't worry if you miss a pre-booked excursion due to cabin confinement through illness or an accident. We'll pay up to the policy limit for any sickness or accidents covered under the emergency medical and repatriation section of your travel insurance.
If you fall ill during your cruise and miss part of it due to needing medical treatment on dry land, we'll pay any travel expenses you have to pay to rejoin the ship (up to the policy limit specified). You'll need to get a medical certificate to confirm.
With all of the above examples exclusions apply – please see your policy guide for more information.
If your cruise is cancelled for any of the reasons below, you'll receive up to £5,000, depending on the level of cover you choose, to cover the costs of your trip:
A pre-existing medical condition is a short or long term illness or injury you have or have had before you buy travel insurance. This includes having symptoms, tests, diagnosis or medical treatment for a condition.
You can declare your pre-existing medical conditions during the quote process to see if we can offer cover. If you’re unsure what needs to be declared or if you're unable to find your condition on the medical conditions list, please contact us on 0333 234 9913.
Your pre-existing medical conditions won’t be covered unless you’ve:
Policy terms and conditions apply. Please note, if you’ve had a positive diagnosis of Covid-19 and been prescribed medication, received treatment, or had a consultation with a doctor or hospital specialist for any medical condition in the past two years, this needs to be declared on your policy.
If you don’t tell us about your pre-existing medical conditions or give us incorrect information, your policy may be invalid, and we may refuse all or part of any claim you submit.
For a quote with us, click the green button above.
If you have or have had a more serious pre-existing medical condition and are struggling to find travel insurance, the Money Advice Service medical directory may be able to help. This directory has a panel of travel insurance providers who specialise in covering serious medical conditions.
Alternatively, you can call them on 0800 138 7777. (Monday to Friday 8:00-18:00, closed on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.)
We're sure you'll love our great products but maybe you have a few questions. You can find answers in this section.
Admiral's cruise upgrade must be added to your Admiral Travel Insurance policy if you want cover for cruise specific things like missed departures, unused excursions and cruise cabin confinement as these aren't covered by standard travel insurance. We won't cover any claims (including medical) against your cruise holiday without this cover in place.
No, you can get this add-on at any age.
Our travel insurance and upgrades cover pretty much everywhere in the world except for countries the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against 'all travel' or 'all but essential travel'. You can see the full list on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website
No, in order to buy Admiral Travel Insurance and its upgrades you must be a permanent resident of the UK, travelling from and returning to the UK.
Your Admiral Travel Insurance policy covers you for a wide range of sports and activities including jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. For the full list of activities we cover please see your policy booklet.
If you’re going on a cruise, you must add on our Cruise cover upgrade to your travel insurance. Without it, your trip won’t be covered at all.
You can get our Cruise Travel Insurance if you have pre-existing medical conditions, but you need to make sure you declare them all when you’re buying your travel insurance. Read more about travelling with medical conditions.
Our Cruise Travel Insurance covers you if you’re taking a sea cruise, but it’s not needed if you’re going on a river cruise. If you’re going on a river cruise, your standard travel insurance will cover you.
It’s a good idea to buy your Cruise Travel Insurance as soon as you book your cruise. That way, if you have to cancel your cruise before you’re due to travel, you’ll be able to claim your costs back.
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