Carnival Cruise Line Moves Deadline for Future Cruise Credit

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Carnival Cruise Line has shifted the deadline for Future Cruise Credits (FCC) for those that were impacted in the early days of the suspension in 2020.

Good News for Carnival Guests

No cruise line could have predicted for how long cruises would be suspended including Carnival Cruise Line. The cruise line has shifted the deadline for those guests who were impacted by the suspension earlier in 2020.

Guests needed to use their Future Cruises Credit to book a future cruise by the end of December 31, 2020. It has now changed to May 31, 2021 which is in-line with more recent suspensions over the past few months.

This is great news for those guests who were impacted by booking cancellations earlier as they now have more time to think about taking a Carnival vacation in 2021.

Worth Reading: Carnival Removes 8-Day or Longer Cruises Until Late 2021

Carnival Cruise Ships in the Bahamas
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Future Cruise Credit Options

Carnival Cruise Line has two options to provide guests with flexibility and confidence for when cruising does resume in 2021. For those on a 6-day or more sailings will get a 100% FCC along with any other additional expenses such as port expenses, taxes, pre-paid packages, and more.

A $600 onboard credit is also available only if a cruise is booked by the deadline date of May 31, 2021, for a sailing by April 30, 2023.

For five days or less sailings are 100% FCC will be provided but the difference here is that $300 of onboard credit will be offered. this applies only if a cruise is booked by May 31, 2021, on a departure by April 30, 2023.

Those who no longer wish to go ahead with a cruise vacation in the future can alternatively request a full 100% refund. This will need to be requested using Carnival’s online form as their phone lines are pretty busy these days due to all the cancellations. The FCC will also be automatically applied if no option is chosen.

Also Read: Which Carnival Cruise Ships are Set to Sail in February 2021?

Cruises Suspended Into 2021

Carnival Cruise Line has suspended all operations in the U.S. until February 2021. Only a limited number of ships are set to restart sailings along with the launch of Madi Gras cruises out of Port Canaveral, Florida.

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