Knew travel insurance would be expensive BUT not this much! Just had a quote for a 2 week holiday next year in the med for £1000! I have had breast; bowel & lung cancer - but all are clear - as they have been found at early stages & removed - OK I'm over 70 but can still get around. Has anyone else found travel insurance problems? If you travel independently - you can take a chance & if you stay in the EU, hope nothing happens & can use your EHIC card at 'public' hospitals - but if cruising they want your insurance details, so although we used to do this, it now appears out of the question, even for a short or mini one. It appears that the insurance companies are penalising people who have had cancer - it is not as though anything would happen to us during the couple of weeks we are away, unlike people who have heart problems & things can happen any minute. This in effect means that if you want to travel, you need a lot of money, more for the insurance than the travel! So if you have a 'pre-existing condition' you will be restricted to travelling in Britain (which is lovely at the right time of year) so looks like I'm not going to visit the Angor Wat etc & other places in the world. Sorry, but not feeling happy. (Also I forgot to mention to the insurers that I also have COPD which would probably upped the premium to £1500!).