Because I have just tuned 70 with controlled medical condition I could not get an annual travel insurance. Don't know whether that was age or because Caribbean/US costs more. Now have cover for wife and self for duration of 15 day cruise with 1-Stop for £152.
You should shop around for your insurance.
Try AllClear 0870 777 9339, Free Spirit 0845 230 5000, Holiday Services 01773 769406, Marrs 0870 920 2222 and Medicover 0870 735 3600. Hope one of these can help. They all specialise in travellers with pre-existing conditions.
I am a regular on Fred. Olsen but do not use their insurance. You should shop around. You are not tied to their insurance. All you need is proof that you are covered. Try SAGA who are usually competitive.
There are many insurance companies who will give you a full years worldwide insurance for that amount. We would never dream of using a cruise line's recommended insurance they have a vested interest. Controlled hypertension should not be a problem at all and if you get no luck with the others try The Post Office who are very good, if you are able to set up a platinum debit card with Lloyds/TSB and pay £15 a month you will get free insurance for the time you are with them plus loads of other benefits. You should insure yourself from the time you book if possible or at least from the time you have to pay the remainder of the fare to get full benefit from cover. Best of luck. .... Neil
We are aged 46 and 47 and have just arranged insurance with a company called Insure and Go. Total cost was £81.83. I have high blood presure and asthma but because they are both well controlled there was no extra premium. We are travelling to the Caribbean.
DEFINIELy shop around. we use Age Concern.
All travel companies, and agents, insurances'are expensive.I've just taken out a premier annual family insurance with direct travel insurance covering 3 pre existing conditions (one serious) for myself, high blood pressure for my husband and asthma for my daughter - cost -just over £60. THe post office quoted a very close £69.
I also have high blood pressure controlled by medication and found that Travelcover gave very good rates although this year Saga was more competitive...you could also try Insure and go.
Trymarks and spencer very good prices used them for my parents this year aged 78 with health problems cheaper than saga or any others.
I have similar health problem and have used Columbus Travel Insurance at a fraction of the cost .