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Insurance You Can Count On

The most important step to do before your holiday, if you haven't already done so, is take out comprehensive insurance to protect you against any unforeseen circumstances which may disrupt your holiday, or worse.

There are many policy types available with a whole range of benefits, or indeed exclusions. You should compare policies carefully. Like anything, cheapest is not normally the best option.

We use a number of reputable insurance companies who have been in business many years and have a long history of taking care of their customers.

The true value of an insurance policy is when it comes time to make use of it. Don't be caught out, ask us for a quote from one of our preferred insurance providers, or click on the links below to find out more information and obtain a quote.




  • High-quality cover at an affordable price
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from experienced travel assistance providers
  • Fast, fair, and efficient handling of all your claims
  • A global team of travel experts that puts your safety and well-being first.


SureSave Pty Limited ABN 82 137 885 262 AR 339902 is an authorised representative of nib Travel Services (Australia) Pty Ltd ABN 81 115 932 173, AFS Licence No. 308461 (nib Travel Services). Cruise Holidays Australia ABN 69 105 940 332 is a distributor of nib Travel Services. Before buying please read the PDS available from This insurance is underwritten by XL Insurance Company SE, Australia branch  (ABN 36 083 570 441).

> Why take a cruise?

Find out why cruising is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry


> Choosing the right cruise 

Selecting the right cruise line and ship for you


> How cruise pricing works

Confused by all the different pricing available? We can help


> Check-in & Boarding 

Get your holiday started



> Life onboard

What to expect once your cruise holiday starts

> Preparing for your cruise

Now your booked, what's next?




Are all ships and cruise lines similar?

Not really. Ships range in size from under 50m long to over 300m. Some weigh less than 5000 tons, and others more than 200,000.

This difference in size creates a hugely contrasting cruise experience, as you may be cruising with anywhere from fewer than 100 fellow passengers to over 6000! 
The atmosphere on board can also differ from casual to formal, classically simple to 
ultra-deluxe. You can even choose between traditional cruise ships, sail-assisted cruise ships, or river boats. It's vitally important you choose the right ship and cruise line for your needs and expectations.