WARWICK, R.I., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With news of the latest Carnival Cruise setbacks, travelers who may be planning to take a cruise vacation have new reason to be concerned about the potential outcome of their trips.
Cruising has always been an activity for which travel insurance is strongly recommended. To help travelers understand exactly why insurance is important for a cruise vacation, as well as how to find the best travel insurance coverage for their particular needs, InsureMyTrip has put together an interactive infographic with embedded links to further coverage of topics that may be of particular interest to those planning cruises.An important piece of information to consider is that although Carnival Cruises has, in the case of their recent issues, made the decision to provide financial compensation to their passengers, cruise lines are not legally obligated to compensate passengers in any way for any kind of mishap aboard the ship. If Carnival had not provided generous compensation and additional assistance to passengers aboard the Triumph, Dream, and Legend, those affected would have faced possibly severe financial losses and major headaches in trying to arrange for alternate transportation home from their botched vacations. Additionally, there could have been lost deposits on accommodations and experiences, or in the worst case scenario, expenses for emergency medical treatment if anyone happened to fall ill or become injured aboard one of the disabled ships. Travel insurance provides benefits to help with each of these scenarios, as well as many other unexpected circumstances that can arise during a cruise. We encourage travelers who are interested in more information about insuring cruises to visit our site to view and use the infographic, and to call our licensed Customer Care representatives at 800-590-2650 with detailed questions about comparing and purchasing travel insurance for their trips.