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Nationwide Choice Cruise

The Nationwide Choice Cruise plan is only available to those who will be traveling on a cruise during their trip. It offers similar coverage to the Universal Cruise plan, but with higher benefit amounts.

Unlike the Universal Cruise plan, this cruise insurance plan features an optional benefit, Cancel for Any Reason. This will reimburse up to 75% of your pre-paid, non-refundable trip cost if you have to cancel your trip for something other than a covered reason up to two days prior to departure. With this benefit you will not be reimbursed with future cruise vouchers, but with an actual percentage of the money you originally paid for your cruise.

This plan also includes important coverage such as trip cancellation and trip interruption which allows you to cancel prior to departure or interrupt after departure for a covered reason. It also includes baggage coverage, travel delay, missed connection, medical, and emergency medical evacuation coverage to list a few. Cancel For Any Reason coverage is optional on this plan for residents of some states if all eligibility requirements are met.

Everyone hopes for a vacation that goes off without a hitch, but there is always the chance that the unexpected may happen. The Choice Cruise plan can provide coverage so that a lost bag or a flight delay won't completely ruin your trip.

Coverages and Plan Info

Coverage amounts are per person, unless otherwise noted.

Plan Info

Plan Type
View Certificate
Refund Policy
Available to
U.S. Residents traveling on a covered cruise line during the trip
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Accidental Death

24-Hr Full Coverage
Common Carrier
Included in Accidental Death 24-Hour
Flight Only
Included in Accidental Death 24-Hour


Medical Evacuation

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Ratings and reviews

Our customers rate the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Choice Cruise on our site
(4.65) of 5
on average based on 716 reviews.
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This was only our second time buying trip insurance and Nationwide was very patient explaining to me the rules and procedures. We had two small claims. 1) We had a boating accident on our trip, the day before we boarded our cruise, and my partner injured his back. When we got home, we submitted a claim for a doctor visit with X-rays and a prescription. 2) While onboard our cruise, I had to see the ship's doctor to be tested for the flu and also get a prescription, and I submitted a claim for that also. Both claims were small, but they were handled very well by Nationwide. The only potential glitch was that I knew ahead of time that I would need to submit the doctor's report in order for my claim to be paid, but our cruise line for some odd reason, gave me a very hard time with that. The doctor would not give me a report - he said I'd have to call and ask the corporate office for it when we got home. However, when I called, they did not want to send it to me either! I eventually did get it, but meanwhile I explained the situation to Nationwide, and provided them with other documents proving the claim, and they were very cooperative. Within a little over a week of submitting all of the required documents, I had a reimbursement check for the full amount of both claims. Fortunately, we did not have any big claim, but if we ever do and they handle them as well as they did these, I will continue to be very happy with them!
Kathleen C.
I choose Nationwide because I have another insurance account with this company and they have always been easy to work with and reliable, I would purchase this plan again.
Barbara F.
I didn't need to use, thankfully but will not travel without insurance.
Linda S.
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