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I saw a post on the NCL board that refrenced this article.

 

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/money/consumer/troubleshooter/barberton-family-lost-alaskan-cruise-due-to-flight-crew-issues

 

It seems the travel insurance did not cover the event of an airline mistake.

 

I'm wondering if they cancelled the cruise vs. continuing and meeting the ship. Was meeting the ship not an option because of the Jones Act? So many details not mentioned in the article.

 

Sure would like to know how to have that event covered without having to purchase cancel for any reason insurance. And some of that requires the cancellation to happen 2 days before the planned travel?

 

Details, details.....

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I know a lot of folks don't like the cruise line policies but many of them now have a benefit that would cover some of this loss -- at least in the form of a future cruise credit which for these folks is way better than what they're getting now. Here's from the Royal Caribbean Cruise Care:

 

"In the event that you choose to cancel for a reason not authorized above or for a reason that is otherwise restricted, at any time up until departure, and you have purchased CruiseCare, Royal Caribbean International will provide you a cruise credit equal to 75% of the non-refundable value of your Cruise Vacation prepaid to Royal Caribbean International, for your use toward a future cruise."

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This, again, is why you should ALWAYS fly in the day before. Trip Cancellation coverage generally does not cover every possible Common Carrier-caused delay. (Trip Delay does, but it's only a few hundred bucks.)

 

A hundred bucks for a crash pad really lowers your stress and is cheap additional insurance.

 

But to answer your question, yes, trip cancellation coverage in most U.S. policies has specific named perils, and the airline being a pile of blithering idiots isn't on the list. (Usually weather, and sometimes mechanicals, are...)

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