Newest Perk for Cruise Travelers: Free Travel Insurance

Published: Wed Aug 24 2005

DANBURY, Conn. – Worry-free travel is now available on any cruise ship courtesy of, now offering travelers free insurance protection.

"We do not want anything to stop people from enjoying the cruise vacation of a lifetime, so we decided to give away free travel insurance to all our customers," explained Sy Ripka of

The protection comes in the form of a genuine insurance policy issued by iTravelInsured (iTI). Passengers are covered for cruise interruption and cancellation, emergency medical and dental expenses, emergency medical evacuation, travel delay, and baggage delays and losses. Coverage begins the moment they go out the door of their home until the moment they return.

"This is the best travel protection insurance you can get, and we give it to you at no extra charge when you book your cruise from," said Ripka.

There is no question of the genuine value of this travel perk. On average, for a $1,000-cruise, the cost of cruise insurance provided free by would cost travelers buying it on their own $110 per person. The benefits are generous. offers up to $20,000 per person for emergency medical evacuation, up to $1,000 per person for lost baggage, and up to $10,000 for emergency medical or dental expenses.

Travelers do not like surprises, and with they do not get any. The price quoted for the cruise includes everything. Unlike other companies that quote a low price for the cruise and then add on the port charges (NCFs) and government taxes and fees, the price quoted by includes those fees, plus the complimentary travel insurance. is the only national retailer with one price up front that includes everything required to get on board all cruise ships. Cruisers can hear or see minute-by-minute real time pricing and details on over 10,000 sailings from now until mid 2006, by calling 800-223-6868 or by logging on to

" and iTravelInsured pride themselves on expert advice and exceptional customer service," says Steve Kaplan, company vice president. "We are constantly striving to better serve our clients’ needs and now that includes not only the best price and true value, but also the most relaxing, worry-free cruising vacation ever."

About is a leading, award-winning national cruise retailer with over 50,000 satisfied clients. A member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), features cruises aboard: Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Disney, Costa, Holland America, MSC, NCL America, Norwegian, Oceania, Orient, Princess, Radisson Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Silversea and other ocean and river cruise lines.

Sy Ripka
203-778-5626 ext. 101

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