Trip Insurance / Cruise Protection


Crystal's Cruise Protection Program not only provides reimbursement for penalties that may be assessed due to cancellations for covered reasons, but also provides medical expense reimbursement for accidents overseas, whereas Medicare and other private insurance policies may not. And, if your Trip Cancellation claim is denied due to a pre-existing medical condition, Crystal offers Cruise Protection Program participants a "Rollover Credit Feature" that allows you to transfer the cancellation penalty amount to a future cruise.  


Highlights of the Program Benefits & Assistance Services


i. Trip Cancellation 

Helps reimburse up to $50,000 for non-refundable cancellation fees due to cancellation for covered reasons such as illness or injury of a guest, their traveling companion or either the guest or traveling companion’s family member, as well as other covered non-medical reasons affecting the guests. Please review the plan for additional details.

ii. Trip Interruption

Helps reimburse up to $50,000 for the missed prepaid land/sea arrangements and/or the cost for change fees on original airline tickets (or the cost of a new one-way airline ticket) to travel to (or return from) the trip should you need to interrupt the trip due to covered reasons such as illness or injury, as well as other covered non-medical reasons affecting the guests. Please review the plan for additional details.

iii. Travel Delay

Reimburses up to $2,500 per insured guest for additional accommodations and “catch-up— transportation expenses for covered delays of more than 12 hours

iv. Baggage / Personal Effects Protection:

Reimburses up to $3,000 per insured guest in the event of covered loss, theft or damage during the entire duration of your vacation. There is also a $1,000 Baggage Delay benefit which reimburses for the purchase of covered personal items should your bags become delayed for more than 24 hours.

v. Medical Protection:

Provides coverage up to $20,000 for an accident or up to $20,000 for sickness medical expenses incurred as a result of a covered illness or injury that first occurs during your cruise.

vi. Emergency Medical Evacuation / Return of Remains:

In the event of a medical emergency, coverage is provided for emergency medical transportation to the nearest medical facility qualified to treat your condition. In addition, the plan provides coverage for transportation of mortal remains in the event of death. Coverage is provided up to $50,000 per insured guest for Emergency Evacuation/Return of Remains expenses.

vii. 24-hr Worldwide Emergency Assistance

Provides 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance, including facilitation of cash transfers; pre-cruise health, safety and weather information; travel changes; lost luggage assistance; lost documents assistance; medical consulting and monitoring; legal, dental and medical referrals to overseas doctors or hospitals. ( Non-Insurance Services Provided by On Call International.)

For guests sailing on Crystal Expedition Cruises voyages, due to the remote destinations visited by Crystal Endeavor, Crystal highly recommends the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. 

(All details of the program noted below are subject to change at any time. Call Crystal for more detailed information.)


How to Enroll


For your convenience, if you (or your travel agent) has indicated you wish to enroll, the cost of the program, which includes both insurance benefits and non-insurance features or services, is based upon your total vacation price, will be included upon your cruise invoice. Payment for this program may not be accepted later than either of the following: final trip payment or commencement of the penalty period. The plan cost will be shown on your deposit receipt. Please ask your travel professional to confirm that your booking is correctly noted by our Reservations Department. Should you decide to purchase the Cruise Protection Program, simply pay the plan cost with your final payment. Trip Cancellation coverage takes effect upon receipt of the Crystal Cruise Protection Program payment. All other benefits take effect upon departure.

This plan provides cancellation coverage for your trip and other insurance coverages that apply only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.

Important: This is only a brief description of the program. The policy provides limited benefits. It does NOT provide basic hospital, basic medical, or major medical insurance.

To obtain your state-specific Certificate of Insurance that contains the complete terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the certificate, visit

The protection plan discussed above contains insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. C&F and Crum and Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company 2016. The plan may also contain a non-insurance Rollover Credit Feature provided by Crystal Cruises, as well as non-insurance travel assistance services which are provided by On Call International. Please see the plan documents for complete terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions that apply. Coverage available may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. For LA residents only, please call Aon Affinity at 1-800-453-1090 if you would like to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component. (AH-451)