Cruise Lines Suspend Sailings Through September | How to Score Full Refund
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Don’t sail-abrate just yet, cruise lines are pushing back sail dates AGAIN!
If you were looking forward to taking a relaxing cruise in 2020, this news may take a little wind out of your sail.
Due to COVID-19, the CDC has put a “no sail” order in effect through July 24th. Although this date is right around the corner, it seems the cruise lines are unanimous in their decision not to resume cruises until at least September 15th.
However, before you get too salty, we do have some good news on the horizon. Select cruise lines are offering future travel credits and/or full refunds to help ease your frustration.
My cruise was canceled. What happens next?
Azamara Cruises canceled through September 15th…
Travelers will be sent an email where they can automatically receive 125% of the value of your cruise – including any prepaid excursions as a future cruise credit to use by April 30th, 2022 when you rebook by December 31st, 2021.
If you would like a full refund, you can fill out this online form or call the cruise line directly, You should receive your refund in full within 45 days.
Carnival Cruises canceled through September 30th…
Travelers can receive 100% cruise credit + onboard credit, or a full refund. Just head here to start your refund process.
Celebrity Cruises canceled through September 15th…
You will be sent an email offering 125% of the value of your cruise including any prepaid excursions, as a future sail credit to use by December 31st, 2021.
If you would like to request a full refund, you will need to fill out this form by December 31st, 2021. You should receive your refund within 45 days.
Costa Cruises canceled through July 30th – likely to extend later…
If you booked through a North American office, you will automatically receive an email with 125% of the value of your cruise which was originally scheduled for June and July, for a future sail date.
Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream, Fantasy, and Wonder canceled through September 15th w/ Disney Magic canceled through October 2nd, 2020…
Travelers will receive an email from Disney stating those who have paid for their cruise in full will receive a full refund or future cruise credit and travelers who did not pay in full will receive a refund for what they did pay.
Holland America Line canceled through January 1, 2021…
If your cruise was canceled due to the Coronavirus, you have to fill out the cancellation preference form by July 15, 2020, in order to get a full refund.
Otherwise, Holland America is automatically giving cruisers a credit of 125% the cost of the canceled cruise (if paid in full), and double the amount of the cruise deposit (at least $100) for bookings that were not paid in full.
MSC Cruises canceled through at least September 15th…
As of June 19th, travelers who have paid in full will automatically receive 125% of the amount paid for future cruise credit.
If you would like to request a full refund, you will need to fill out this online form and should expect your refund within 60 days.
Norwegian Cruise Line canceled temporarily- no return date set…
Travelers will receive an email offering 125% of the value of their vacation for future cruise date or you can also request a full refund within 90 days of the original form of payment made.
If your cruise was canceled before August 1st, it’s too late to receive a refund, but you will receive the credit. If your cruise date was set for after August 1st, be sure to fill out this refund form between July 6-17th.
Princess Cruises canceled through September 15th w/ California/Pacific Coast cruises canceled through October 31st…
Princess is offering cruisers an automatic 125% of future cruise credit + double the amount of cruise deposit for partial payments.
If you would rather request a full refund, fill out this online form by June 30th.
Royal Caribbean Cruises canceled through September 15th w/ cruises out of Canada and Bermuda canceled through October 31st…
Travelers will receive an email offering 125% of future cruise credit to use by April 30th, 2022.
If you would like to request a 100% refund simply call the cruise line or fill out the online form here. You should get your refund within 45 days.