Leading cruise broker, eCruises.com (http://www.eCruises.com), is offering clients exclusive FREE lay-off insurance to all customers booking a much-needed vacation during these unstable economic times. This value-added offer, only available with eCruises.com, applies to all sailings and is worth eight percent of customers cruise price - with comprehensive travel coverage starting from the moment of activation until you return home, exclusively from eCruises.com.

"Job loss is unpredictable, but with eCruises.com you can be prepared," said Mike Ripka, co-founded of eCruises.com. "Our program allows customers who are unsure about planning a cruise vacation during the recession to book without the fear. Plus, with cruise prices at an all time low, there's no better time to plan a worry-free getaway."

Since 70 percent of all travel insurance claims occur before the vacation begins eCruises.com and the iTravelInsured Program protects travelers against potential nightmares associated with traveling including delays, loss of luggage, medical emergencies, family illness and last minute cancellations. In addition, eCruises provides coverage for emergency medical evaluations and care, which many healthcare providers don't supply to their patients while traveling overseas.

The eCruises.com cruise protection includes the following benefits per traveler:
§ Travel Delay and Interruption: Protection of up to $20,000
§ Travel Delay including Missed Cruise Connections: Protection of up to $500
§ Baggage Delay: Protection of up to $200
§ Stolen or Lost Baggage: Protection of up to $1,000
§ Emergency Medical and Dental Expenses: Protection of up to $10,000
§ Emergency Evacuation: Protection of up to $20,000
§ Emergency Reunion and Repatriation of Remains: Protection up to $3,000
§ Accidental Death & Dismemberment: Protection up to $25,000
§ 24/7 Emergency Assistance

Check out some of the valued-added deal offered by eCruises.com:

· Sail in Alaska onboard the Holland America Ryndam on May 22, 2009. This seven-night cruise embarks in Vancouver visiting Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska as well as cruising the Hubbard Glacier and College Fjord. Rates start at $599 per person, based on double occupancy.
· Cruise Europe onboard the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on Oct. 4, 2009. Sail for six nights departing from Rome making stops in Florence and Nice, disembarking in Barcelona. Rates start at $449 per person, based on double occupancy.
· Embark on Oct. 19, 2009 from Miami onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line Sky. This four-night cruise stops at Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Rates start at $169 per person, based on double occupancy.

With the cost of air coming down, eCruises.com has negotiated for special air discounts in order to provide travelers with even further reductions when purchasing air in conjunction with a cruise to Europe and Alaska, as well as the Caribbean and Mexico.

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Government taxes and fees are not included. This offer is subject to availability and may change at anytime.

In order to receive this exclusive free insurance, travelers must purchase the insurance at the time of booking and will be reimbursed at final payment. If the traveler cancels the cruise, the cruise insurance is not refundable. Certain restrictions apply.