Carefree Travel Protection ¹

The last thing you want to worry about is a problem on your trip. But because the unexpected does sometimes occur, Costa offers Carefree Travel Protection, a custom-tailored package of both insurance and non-insurance benefits to provide reimbursement for losses that may occur while you cruise.


Carefree Travel Protection protects your cruise vacation investment should you have to cancel or interrupt your cruise for unexpected, specified reasons. Carefree Travel Protection provides reimbursement in the event of trip and baggage delays and provides medical expense reimbursement if you should fall ill or have an accident during your trip. This is especially important when you travel overseas, because Medicare and many private insurance policies may not provide coverage when traveling outside North America.


While we certainly hope your cruise vacation is nothing but pleasurable, we highly recommend the purchase of Carefree Travel Protection.

Travel Insurance Program Underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Nationwide Life Insurance, Columbus, Ohio


Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption: Enables you to cancel or interrupt your cruise vacation for illness, injury or death to you, an immediate family member or a traveling companion, and receive reimbursement up to your total trip cost (maximum limit $50,000 per guest).


Trip Delay: If you miss the departure of your cruise due to carrier-caused delays or other specified reasons, you will be reimbursed up to $1,000 en route to a vacation for additional accommodations, meals and “catch-up” transportation expenses.


- Baggage Protection: If your baggage or personal property is lost or damaged, you could be reimbursed up to $1,500. If your bags are delayed or misdirected by a common carrier for more than 24 hours, you could be reimbursed up to $500 for the purchase of necessary personal effects.


- Medical Expense Coverage: Should you become injured or sick during your vacation, you could be reimbursed up to $10,000 for medical expenses related to an illness, or up to $10,000 for expenses related to an injury.


- Emergency Evacuation: In the event that serious illness or injury requires air or ground transportation to a specialized facility or to return home, you could be provided up to $30,000 in covered medical services and supplies (coordinated by our 24-hour assistance provider) to help ensure your safe transport.


The Carefree Travel Insurance Program is underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Nationwide Life Insurance, Columbus, Ohio (NAIC #23787).


This plan provides cancellation coverage for your trip and other insurance coverages that apply only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.


Carefree Cancellation Enhancement


If your Trip Cancellation claim is denied due to a Pre-Existing Condition, Costa will provide you with a future travel credit equal to the cancellation fee amount. This non-insurance feature is provided by Costa.


24/7 Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services


Provides 24-hour assistance services including: pre-cruise health, safety and weather information; assistance with travel changes; lost luggage assistance; emergency cash transfer assistance; emergency medical and dental assistance; lost travel document assistance; and emergency medical payment assistance. Non-insurance assistance services are provided by On Call International.


To obtain your state-specific Certificate of Insurance providing the terms, conditions and exclusions of the certificate, visit


¹ Please note that Carefree Travel Protection is not available to residents of New York, Quebec or Puerto Rico.