Essential Travel has launched a new travel insurance add-on which has been specifically designed for cruises and can be added to any single or annual travel insurance policy.

The new option provides extended baggage cover of up to £3,500, up to £500 cover for missed shore trips, up to £600 cover for cabin confinement (due to illness) and up to £700 for valuables.

Additional cruise insurance starts at £4.74 for an 18-year-old, £6.90 for a 42-year-old, £7.32 for a 60-year-old and £10.77 for a 70-year old-traveller.

For more information visit www.essentialtravel.co.uk