V – Vacation Protection

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It’s another Monday and another installment of Gina’s vacation talk.  Yes, right here every Monday for your reading pleasure….you are welcome.  It was a quick weekend for together time with Scott.  He is off again but this time on the other side of the country than last week.  He’s a traveling man.

This week is all about protection, vacation protection that is.  As with health, car, life, and house you can purchase vacation insurance.  Some people find vacation insurance brings them peace of mind while others find it a waste of money.  I will give you a few benefits of Carnival vacation insurance and you can make the decision for yourself.

  • Trip Cancellation Coverage – this covers you in case of bad weather or illness with 100% of your cash back.  If you have another reason to cancel then you receive 75% back in future cruise credit.
  • Travel Insurance – if you have a delay in your trip you get up to $500 towards meals and transportation. Up to $500 if your baggage is lost, stolen or damaged.  And up to $500 if you have to buy necessities if your bags are delayed over 24 hours.
  • Medical Coverage – This gets you up to $1000 if you get sick or hurt.  It also gets you up to $30,000 if you need emergency medical evacuation.
  • 24/7 Worldwide Travel Assistance.

In a previous blog post titled fog I wrote about weather delays and issues. I actually know a guy named Adam that was part of a day and a half fog delay in January while trying to board the Breeze.  Him and his fiance were to head out of Galveston but the fog prevented the Breeze from making it into port.  Adam did not have travel insurance and was EXTREMELY upset that Carnival did not give him a place to stay in Galveston and pay for all of their meals for that extra day while they waited to board.  To “show” Carnival how unhappy he was not to get to board the ship when they were scheduled, he chose not to get on board at all.  He went home and vowed to never go on a carnival cruise, ever.

Now I have very strong opinions on what Adam believes he was entitled to and how he thinks Carnival somehow was responsible for the weather but that’s not what this blog post is about.  This is quite simply about the option of getting vacation protection.  There are several companies that offer vacation insurance and you can find them easily with a Google search.  I cannot tell you what company is the best because we have only purchased from Carnival.  Scott and I like having the peace of mind that vacation protection brings.

If you do decide to purchase vacation protection it is something that must be paid in full at the time.  Unlike the cruise where you have been able to make payments.  If you would like more information and costs I suggest contacting George our friendly PVP.

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