October 15, 2008 12:14 ET

Cruise Deals: Protects Travelers, Cruise Bargains With Free Comprehensive Cruise Protection

DANBURY, CT--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - While cruise delays, loss of luggage, medical emergencies, family illness and last-minute cancellations can subtract from any cruise bargain, all customers who purchase ( cruise deals will cruise "worry-free" knowing their cruise deals are covered by FREE comprehensive cruise protection through the iTravelInsured Program.

The following cruise stories from customers demonstrate how valuable cruise deals can be:

-- A family of four flew from New York to Miami to board their first family Caribbean cruise, upon arrival in Miami the family had learned their luggage was in Chicago. Thanks to baggage delay protection, each family member with lost luggage was covered up to $200.

-- A Seattle man surprised his wife with a cruise to Mexico for her 50th birthday. While on vacation the man faced a life threatening emergency when he suffered a heart attack. Luckily, he was protected for up to $10,000 in emergency medical expenses.

-- A couple decided to celebrate ten years of marriage by taking a cruise to Bermuda, but just days before the trip their six year old son came down with the flu. The couple's cancellation coverage protected them up to $20,000 allowing them to take care of their family and reimbursed for the cruise.

-- Six friends cruising Canada missed their connecting voyage from Nova Scotia to St. Johns. Fortunately, the group was able to board a train to St. Johns using the funds from their cruise connection protection of up to $500 and meet the ship at port.

The protection includes:

--  Travel Delay and Interruption: Protection of up to $20,000
--  Travel Delay including Missed Cruise Connections: Protection of up to
--  Baggage Delay: Protection of up to $200
--  Stolen or Lost Baggage: Protection of up to $1,000
--  Emergency Medical and Dental Expenses: Protection of up to $10,000
--  Emergency Evacuation: Protection of up to $20,000
--  Emergency Reunion and Repatriation of Remains: Protection up to $3,000
--  Accidental Death & Dismemberment: Protection up to $25,000
--  24/7 Emergency Assistance

Travelers must purchase coverage at the time of booking and will be reimbursed at final payment. Certain restrictions apply.

For more information visit or contact a certified Cruise Specialist at 800-223-6868.

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