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Getting sick or injured remains top concern for cruise tourists

Getting sick or injured remains top concern for cruise tourists

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Getting sick or injured remains top concern for cruise passengers

Getting sick or injured remains top concern for cruise tourists

The new annual cruise survey of roughly 2,072 U.S. respondents revealed that getting sick or injured before or during a cruise remains the top concern for travelers. Health-related issues also led the majority of travel insurance claims for cruise vacations.

Getting sick or injured is a top concern

Cruisers are most concerned about an illness or injury affecting a trip followed by bad weather and missing a cruise departure.

43.1% Getting sick or injured before or during a cruise

39.8% Bad weather

17.1% Missing a cruise departure

Getting sick or injured before or during a cruise was also identified as the top concern in last year’s survey. Also, roughly one out of four respondents had experienced seasickness during a voyage.

The Caribbean continues to dominate

One in four polled chose the Caribbean (26 percent) as a favorite cruise destination, followed by Alaska (15 percent). Six percent chose Italy as a top place to visit.

Cruisers prefer deals over latest technology

When it comes to cruise news, upcoming deals are the most exciting followed by port-friendly itineraries.

58.1% cruise deals

27.7% more time at port, less at sea

9.9% updated WiFi on ship

4.3% new VIP services for suite guests

Trip cancellations and medical issues top claims:

• Medical care required during a cruise

• A medical issue forced a trip cancellation

• Bad weather forced a delay or cancellation of a cruise

• Missed flight led to a delay or cancellation of a cruise

• Items were stolen or lost during a trip

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Source: eTurboNews Syndication