Although the pandemic has hammered the cruise industry, with an 81% drop in passenger numbers in 2020, the sector is poised to rebound to pre-COVID-19 volumes in the coming years, according to the International Association of Cruise Lines (CLIA).
Optimistic forecasts call for passenger volumes to surpass 2019 levels by the end of this year, while conservative estimates suggest 2023.
“CLIA ocean cruise lines have welcomed more than 6 million guests on board since resuming operations in July 2020,” Kelly Craighead, CLIA president and CEO, said in a statement. “Coastal and maritime tourism is an important economic driver, and we continue to work in partnership with cruise destinations so that communities thrive through responsible tourism.”
Additionally, more than 80% of travelers who have taken a cruise in the past said they would do so again, CLIA reported.
Forbes Advisor noted that cruise-specific insurance plans aren’t a necessity, because “any good travel insurance plan with generous medical and other perks you want can work well for a cruise.”
The slideshow above highlights the best cruise insurance policies for 2022, according to Forbes Advisor. The policies included above have at least $150,000 in medical expenses which include coverage for COVID-19 and pre-existing conditions and the ability to add cancellation coverage for any reason.