No cruise, no insurance and no refund? Not so fast!

Frank Pirri asked us for help with not one but two Princess World Cruises that he and his wife needed to cancel because of a sudden, serious medical diagnosis. But without travel insurance we thought that they would be out of luck. Happily, in this case, we were wrong.

But should you expect the same results? The short answer is no.

“I am sorry for any inconvenience this procedure causes you”

My former editor used to say that giving a travel company money is a lot like pulling into a parking garage. Only after you’ve driven over something that looks like a speed bump do you notice the sign that says “DO NOT BACK UP — SEVERE TIRE DAMAGE.” And then you realize the money is gone and there’s no way of getting it back.

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