Travel Insurance

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Sail the seas with peace of mind knowing you are covered with support and assistance should you need it.

Ensure you are covered for general medical expenses overseas, existing medical conditions, hospitalisation and medical evacuations. We strongly recommend that you purchase appropriate international travel insurance for your Carnival cruise.

Australian Domestic Cruises

Please note, International travel insurance is recommended on Australian coastal cruises, as your cruise is outside the scope of Australian Medicare.

Special note for New Caledonia

Guests traveling on a South Pacific cruise that calls on New Caledonia (Noumea or Lifou) must present printed proof of travel insurance at time of check-in. The selected international travel insurance must have both cruise and COVID coverage. Guests may also be requested to present it during the cruise. Any guest who is unable to provide proof of holding suitable travel insurance will be denied boarding.

Our Recommended Partner

With nearly thirty years of experience and more than 2.2 million journeys every year, Cover-More knows what travellers need.

That's why Carnival Cruise Line recommends Cover-More Travel Insurance for guests from Australia, which covers general medical expenses overseas, hospitalisation and more so you can avoid unforeseen expenses. Some Cover-More benefits do not apply to claims involving travel on our cruises. For example, there is no cover for medical expenses if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 on or after a cruise. It is your sole responsibility to read the PDS for details of what cover is included BEFORE purchasing any insurance products.

For Cover-More's COVID-19 FAQs read here.

Be aware when organising your insurance that uninsured travellers (or their families) are held personally liable for cancellation, medical and associated costs incurred at any time whether before the cruise, on board or overseas.

Hospitalisation costs on board or outside of the country and medical evacuation costs are very expensive and are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. Daily hospital bills can cost as much as AUD 5,000 per day. All consultations, treatments and medications are charged at private rates.

If you plan on participating in sports such as scuba diving or parasailing, ensure your policy covers these activities.

For more information, please see the Department of Foreign Affairs website at

Disclosure: Carnival Cruise Line has a referral arrangement with Cover-More and may receive a fee or commission if you choose to purchase an insurance product from Cover-More. Limits, sub-limits, conditions and exclusions apply. Insurance administered by Cover-More Insurance Services Pty Ltd (ABN 95 003 114 145, AFSL 241713) on behalf of the product issuer, Zurich Australian Insurance Limited [ABN 13 000 296 640, AFSL 232507). Any advice is general advice only. Please consider your financial situation, needs and objectives and read the Combined FSG/PDS before deciding to buy this insurance. For information on the Target Market and Target Market Determination for these products, contact Cover-More on 1300 77 88 22