If you’ve booked a cruise that’s only travelling around Australia and isn’t leaving Australian waters, you probably think that you won’t need travel insurance.
However, it’s important to consider travel insurance when cruising around Australia, as it can provide cover for cancellation fees and lost or delayed luggage as well as providing medical coverage while at sea. RACV International Travel Insurance policies include coverage for cruises in Australian waters.
If you are going on a cruise which is only in Australian waters or calling into ports in Australia, you may still require a policy which includes medical cover whilst you are on board the ship (check with your cruise provider) as the medical providers are not registered with Medicare. You will therefore need to select Australian Cruise as your country of destination. By selecting Australian Cruise as a destination you will be offered the international policy options and benefits. This will then provide cover for medical and evacuation benefit whilst at sea but not if you go to a medical provider whilst in port in Australia.
When you purchase your policy please select the cruise option. This will determine the Premium you pay.