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  1. When the Carnival Cruise insurance be adequate for an 8 night cruise to New Caledonia? For all the land tours combined with cruises that I've done in the past, I have taken only a regular international travel insurance not a cruise specific insurance. This time I'm only concerned only about the specific rules of New Caledonia, which need a cruise specific and Covid specific cover. I don't want to risk denied boarding that's all
  2. I called the customer care. they don't have any policy to cover Cruise ships and there is no option to add a rider to cover Cruises, even if I pay for it. Hence I will be forced to take another policy of a different insurance company. They provide four options for Cruises US $50,000, with US $1000 for cruises US $150,000, with US $1500 for cruises US $250,000, with US $2000 for cruises US $600,000, with US $2500 for cruises. I was thinking of taking USD 250000 hoping that USD 2000 for Cruises will be adequate ONLY to allow me to board at the Carnival checkin at Sydney.
  3. Thanks, the one year multi trip travel insurance which I already have includes Covid but doesn't mention Cruise ship anywhere. So that's why I was wondering whether I should take the other $250000 policy which is called Cruise elite Pro, but covers only $2000 on the cruise ship.
  4. But whatever happens in New Caledonia will be on land and off the ship and covered in the general travel insurance of USD 250,000, (not cruise specific USD 2000) I also have another 1 year multi trip travel insurance of USD 500,000 which specifically covers Covid.
  5. Thanks so much this is what I wanted to know from an actual experience. 1) Did Carnival check if your travel insurance had a cruise specific cover ? 2) How much Cruise specific cover in US$ is required by Carnival for an 8 night cruise to New Caledonia, in order to allow you to board the ship? 3) Did Carnival check if your travel insurance had a Covid specific insurance cover? 4) How much Covid specific cover in US$ is required by Carnival in order to allow you to board the ship? 5) Do you need to show a fully vaccinated Covid certificate ? 6) Do you need to show a pre cruise negative Covid test? I am only asking about what Carnival requires in order to allow you to board, not about what insurance you may actually need in case of any unforseen circumstances. Thanks so much! 🙏🏼
  6. Thanks, so will a US $250,000 travel insurance with only $2000 cruise specific cover be adequate just to ensure boarding, never mind the helicopter evacuation.
  7. YES, because the Carnival Australia website states that they need to check international travel insurance with both cruise and Covid coverage for New Caledonia. Hence I wanted to know from past cruisers if they actually check that your travel insurance as got Cruise specific and Covid specific coverage. https://help.carnival.com.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/4566/~/do-i-need-travel-insurance%3F "New Caledonia requires all guests to hold international travel insurance that has both cruise and COVID coverage. Guests must bring printed proof of travel insurance and present it at check-in. Guests may also be requested to present it during the cruise. Any guest who is unable to provide proof of holding suitable travel insurance will be denied boarding"
  8. Dear Carnival cruisers & experts, 1) Does Carnival check whether your travel insurance has cruise specific and Covid specific cover for a cruise from Sydney to Lifou and Noumea in New Caledonia? 2) Will a regular international travel insurance (which covers Covid, but doesn't mention anything about cruises) be adequate to satisfy the Carnival check in staff at Sydney? Thanks!
  9. I'm young, healthy and traveling alone, so will the US $250,000 policy with US $2,000 cruise specific cover be adequate just for 1 person?
  10. The $50000 policy has only $1000 cruise specific cover The $150000 policy has only $1500 cruise specific cover The $250000 policy has only $2000 cruise specific cover The $600000 policy has only $2500 cruise specific cover All quotes are in US dollars
  11. Thanks, Does Carnival check whether your travel insurance has cruise specific and Covid specific cover for a cruise from Sydney to Lifou and Noumea in New Caledonia?
  12. Dear ANZ experts, Carnival Australia mentions that New Caledonia requires a mandatory travel insurance with cruise specific and Covid specific cover. https://help.carnival.com.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/4566/~/do-i-need-travel-insurance%3F I already have a one year multi trip travel insurance for the whole world. It includes Covid, but it doesn't mention anything about cruises. So how much Cruise specific travel insurance should I take for 12 nights on a Carnival Splendor cruise from Sydney to New Caledonia ? USD 50000, 150000, 250000 or 600000? Thanks, drsel
  13. Thanks for the detailed excellent review! I just wanted to know for New caledonia (the ports of Noumea & Lifou) is cruise specific travel insurance mandatory for boarding Carnival Splendor from Sydney, or will regular travel insurance be adequate? I already have a one year multi trip travel insurance for the whole world with a covering letter that mentions that Covid is covered. It includes Covid, but it doesn't mention anything about cruises. So how much Cruise specific travel insurance should I take for 12 nights on a Carnival cruise from Sydney to New Caledonia ? USD 50000, 150000, 250000 or 600000?
  14. I already have a one year multi trip travel insurance for the whole world. It includes Covid, but it doesn't mention anything about cruises. So how much Cruise specific travel insurance should I take for 12 nights on a Carnival cruise from Sydney to New Caledonia ? USD 50000, 150000, 250000 or 600000?
  15. We had Easy Plus, but it included in the easy package
  16. A very detailed in depth & impartial video analysis. He gives Costa a superstar status for negligence upselling/sales pressure for any drinks package, photographs, excursions etc He also mentions the Costa app problem with Apple iPhones
  17. I am interested in massages for relaxation. I was referring to the traditional Thai massage, which is assisted stretching without any oil. 100 bahts (US$ 2.90) for 1 hour in Central Pattaya. The stretching may be slightly painful while they are doing it, but after the massage you get deep sleep. It is just so relaxing! And for US$ 2.90, it is as good as free! When our Cruise ship stopped for 2 days at Laem Chabang, we did both the traditional Thai massage and the foot massage @ USD 2.90 per hour in Central Pattaya. When we returned to the ship they had Thai masseurs doing the same massages for over $100 !
  18. But there are ONLY tourists at every massage parlour in Pattaya & Bangkok. There are hundreds of massage parlours in Central Pattaya. Every 2nd shop is a massage parlour & the massages were so cheap, they were almost free The cost used to be 100 bahts for 1 hour traditional Thai massage or foot massage. Aromatic, herbal & oil massages used to cost 250--400 bahts for 1 hour. I'm not sure about the prices now
  19. You should try the relaxing Thai massage and foot massage in Bangkok and Pattaya for 6 dollars
  20. Yes, it would have to be taken inside when it starts to rain. Maybe the cruise line could charge a deposit plus a fee for hiring the foot massager and check it on return to see that there is no damage or moisture. Also, since disposable plastic foot covers would have to be used for hygiene, maybe it's advisable to keep these machines in the gym, where the gym assistant can personally make sure that everyone uses a disposable foot cover And also charge the cabin card.
  21. Agreed, a foot massager would easily fit on any Cruise ship balcony. It hardly costs anything (on Amazon), compared to the price people pay for a balcony cabin. It would certainly enhance the value of the balcony cabin and make it much more attractive to book
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