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Cruise and Ferry Department

With over 50 years history insuring some of the world's leading cruise lines, Steamship Mutual has cemented its place as a market leader in the cruise and ferry sectors. More than 12% of the Club’s tonnage is cruise and ferry and we remain as committed as ever to the passenger sectors. 

Launched in 2020, Steamship Mutual hosts a bespoke Cruise and Ferry team devoted to servicing the specific needs of our passenger ship Members. This dedicated team provides the support of a team of experts in the field, with legal, claims, cruise operator and seafaring backgrounds, who between them have many decades of cruise and ferry experience. 

The strength of this team is essential to ensure that Steamship remains at the forefront of the P&I world where cruise and ferry is concerned. With a dedicated team working solely on our passenger entries, we ensure the level of service and knowledge is as high as ever to build on our status as a market leader in this area.

Meet the Cruise and Ferry Team

Key features of our product for Cruise and Ferry operators:

  • Athens Convention compliant cover for both PLR non-war and PLR war liabilities
  • Additional covers available for passenger and other liabilities, up to a limit of US$1 bn per event, including:
    • Air travel to reach the port of embarkation or to return home after disembarkation
    • Athens convention (PLR) – War Risks
    • Doctor's negligence/malpractice
    • Extended non-standard passenger ticket terms
    • Hotel accommodation and related risks pre/post embarkation
    • Shore excursions and tour operators’ liabilities (separately ticketed)
    • Shoreside recreation and activities at Member owned property and facilities.
  • Other contractual liabilities cover available, up to a limit of US$1 bn per event
  • Provision of guarantees for application of FMC-issued Performance and Casualty certification
  • MLC compliant cover
  • Fixed Limit cover up to US$1 bn per event available to Charterers
  • War Risk and Kidnap & Ransom Cover
  • In-depth claims handling and loss prevention services from a team of Club experienced and qualified staff
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Gary Field, the Club’s Head of Underwriting said:
“We are intent on continuing to support our cruise and ferry entry as best we can, and we are convinced the new department will only further enhance our reputation in the industry. We will continue to offer fully comprehensive P&I cover with tailored terms of entry to suit our members risk appetite while providing support not just on claims but also on assisting our members to mitigate exposure on the risks peculiar to the passenger industry”.
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Other contractual liabilities cover available


Non Poolable Covers

Fixed Limit cover for Charterers

War Risk Kidnap and Ransom Covers

Cruise and Ferry Team Underwriting Contacts

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Cruise and Ferry Team Claims Contacts