The Age of Adventure
For those with a travel bug, taking off on holiday should never have a cut-off point. The world offers a glorious and rich range of locations and places to explore that there must not, and can not, be a limit to the age we travel.
Not all of us realise that a cruise is a great option enabling us to see the far-flung destinations of the world. Certainly not confined to the conventional, comfortable and cosy, cruises have become a very exciting and a uniquely rich way of seeing some of the best that Mother Nature has to offer - they promise a new way of seeing the world. Cruises are competing for passengers and have elevated the experience to one far more focused on culture.
In addition, package holidays cater for a range of different needs and wants. In actual fact, no holiday is out of bounds.
What does jeopardise those trips of a lifetime, however, are the kinds of insurance made available to an older demographic. It is often the case that providers of travel insurance adopt the position that they do not provide cover for people above a certain age, with others simply excluding cover for pre-existing medical conditions.
Fundamentally, age should not be an assessment made by insurers of a customer’s wellbeing and certainly not a factor in providing the adequate package. Likewise, pre-existing medical conditions – which can of course belong to anyone of any age – should not impair a good insurance package.
There are providers, Age UK Travel Insurance, for example, who can and do offer insurance packages for all age groups. Travel insurance for pre existing medical conditions is high on the agenda too and made available wherever possible. Look around for providers and make sure you’re treated appropriately.
If seeing the world in all its full glory is being inhibited by the insurance provider then further research is needed. Whether a cruise, a kayak across rocky waters, or a relaxed respite in the Tropics, everyone is entitled to the insurance package that fits.