November 19, 2009
Posted: 11:21 AM ET
HELP ME CLARK!
HLN's Money Expert Clark Howard
If you're going to go on a cruise and your inability to show up at the port would mean you forfeit all your money - which is almost always what it does mean - you should buy trip insurance.
But don't buy it from the cruise line. You want to buy it from an insurance company. And the best website to shop the policies is insuremytrip.com.
Now, the coverages will vary and the exclusions will be different one company to another, so take the time to sit down and compare the exclusions that various companies have and, in turn, the coverages.
The typical price, though, for trip cancellation or trip interruption insurance is 6% of the cost of the trip.
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