Cruise Travel Insurance


It's plain sailing with our Cruise Cover Upgrade.

Make sure you’re covered on your trip with our cruise upgrade.

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Relax and enjoy complete protection

A cruise is a great choice for those who want to sit back and watch the world go by in total relaxation with 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.

Calm seas with our Cruise Upgrade

Our Cruise Travel Insurance upgrade is included with Admiral Platinum holiday insurance as standard, but you must add the extra cover to the Admiral level and Gold tiers.

By adding the Cruise Upgrade, your travel insurance will be validated while you're on board the cruise ship. You won't be covered for any part of your holiday without the add-on.

From a missed departure to snorkelling, you’re covered

By adding the Cruise Upgrade, your travel insurance will be validated while you're on board the cruise ship, but you won't be covered for any part of your holiday without it.

Falling ill at sea and having to be taken to the mainland could prove costly without the right insurance. With Admiral Cruise Insurance you're covered for everything from missed departures to cruise itinerary changes whether you're seeing the Med or enjoying a round-the-world specialist cruise.

And if you fancy a spot of snorkelling, you can take part knowing you're covered with our cruise cover.

What's included in Admiral's Cruise Travel Insurance Upgrade?

While your Admiral Travel Insurance covers you for all the holiday essentials such as luggage and medical expenses, our essential cruise add-on covers you for:

Missed port departure

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:

  • Delays or failures to scheduled public transport (excluding taxis)
  • An accident or breakdown of the vehicle you're travelling in
  • An accident or breakdown ahead on the motorway or dual carriageway you're travelling on, causing a delay
  • Strike, industrial action or adverse weather
  • Cruise cabin confinement

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.

Unused excursions

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.

Cruise interruption

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.

What happens if my cruise holiday is cancelled?

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:

  • Death, illness, injury or complications of pregnancy or childbirthof you, your travel companion, close relative, close business associate or anyone you planned to stay with
  • Court cases and quarantineif you or your travelling partner, or anyone you planned to stay with, is quarantined, called for jury service or as a witness and the court refuses to reschedule
  • Redundancycover for you and your travelling partner if either is made redundant from the company you've been employed at continuously for at least 24 months
  • Armed forces and emergency servicesif you or your travelling partner is a member of the British Armed Forces or the emergency services and has authorised leave cancelled due to an unexpected emergency
  • Home damageyou or your companion can't travel if your home is burgled or seriously damaged by a fire, storm or flood within seven days of your departure
  • Passport or visayour passport or visa is stolen in a burglary at your home in the seven days before your departure and you're unable to get a replacement in time

How do I get a quote?

Call 0333 234 9913 for an Admiral Travel Insurance quote and ask to add on the Cruise Upgrade, or buy online and select ‘Cruise Upgrade’ during the quote process.

Your questions answered

We're sure you'll love our great products but maybe you have a few questions. You can find answers in this section.

Am I insured if I take part in excursions and water sports during my cruise?

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 see page 25 of your travel insurance guide.

Can I get cruise cover for any part of the world?

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

Are there any age restrictions for getting the cruise cover upgrade?

No, you can get this add-on at any age.

I'm an expat, can I get the cruise cover upgrade?

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.

Will I be covered on my cruise even if I don't get the policy upgrade?

Our cruise upgrade comes as standard on our Platinum policies. It needs be added to Admiral or Admiral Gold policies 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 against your cruise holiday without this cover in place.

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