A reader writes:
Hey Marshall, I enjoy reading your blog and also enjoy traveling and…CRUISING (esp. with Celebrity!)! I thought you would like to know the current season of Top Chef (Seattle) will have an episode where they cook on the Celebrity Millennium during an Alaska itinerary. Do you have a credit card you recommend using to pay for cruises (free insurance/trip interruption/etc)? Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much,
Hi there. Thank you for your email. I had seen a couple of advertisements for that Top Chef episode. Looks like fun. Credit cards and cruises are a trick. There is no one perfect solution, and I am not aware of any card that provides the kind of insurance that would cover the cost of a cruise if something went wrong and you were unable to cruise. The American Express Platinum Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card do offer some travel insurance that covers things like lost baggage, flight cancel protection, etc.