Costa Cruises details refund plan

Costa Cruises has released details of its refund plan for all guests who were on-board the Costa Concordia on Jan. 13, 2012. Costa Cruises said, in a prepared statement, that it will refund the full cost of the cruise, either directly or through the passenger’s or passengers’ travel agency. The company will reimburse all travel expenses incurred both reaching the port of embarkation and on the homeward journey, including any independent arrangements made for transfers. Any on-board expenses will also be refunded and any credit card charges will be credited to the account and any cash deposits will be refunded. Costa Cruises indicated that it will also reimburse any medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident. The cruise company said as well that every effort will be made to return the valuables left in the cabin safe. Information on the return of personal belongings and other forms of compensation will be communicated. And it noted that the 30% future cruise discount, in addition a to a full refund, is intended for guests scheduled to sail on Costa Concordia from Jan. 14 onward. For more, go to .