RACV Travel Insurance Tip: If you’re heading on a cruise that will stay in Australian waters or only call into ports in Australia, you’ll still require an insurance policy that includes medical cover. When you’re on board the ship, their medical providers won’t be registered with Medicare (check with the individual cruise provider).
For the right cover, you’ll need to select an Australian Cruise as your destination. That way we’ll be able to provide you with medical and evacuation cover for when you’re at sea, but not if you go to a medical provider while in port in Australia.
Please note: The Domestic policy does not include any medical cover. We’re a general insurer and are unable to cover medical costs in Australia. So when it comes to cruises, the Domestic policy isn’t suitable.
Packing for a cruise doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Just take some time to look at the finer details of your itinerary, then plan your outfits and items accordingly to create your own personal cruise packing checklist.