Celebrity Cruises has announced an extension on its pause in operations, following sister line Royal Caribbean International.
Celebrity Cruises Announces Further Cancellations
The cruise line has posted a new June 2 advisory that due to the extended ban on cruise ships in Canada 2020, sailings to the country, New England, and Alaska must be cancelled. This follows sister cruise line Royal Caribbean which has also announced the same, you can read that right here.
Even though Canada has banned cruise ships with a passenger capacity of over 100 until the end of October 2020, Celebrity Cruises still plans on resuming sailings from the U.S. The general suspension currently remains through July with the first vessels to resume cruises from August 1.
The sailings to Alaska impacted cruises on the Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Eclipse, Celerity Silhouette, and Celebrity Solstice. There are four sailings cancelled to Hawaii for Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Solstice along with four Canada sailings impacting the Celebrity Summit. The full list can be found here.
Those guests on the impacted sailings will receive compensation in the form of a 125% Future Cruise Credit (FFC) which will be processed automatically. The credit can be used until the end of 2021. Guests can also simply request a full refund of their booking by using an online form but there is an expiry date for this. Do always check the terms and conditions before making your choice, and remember to be patient with long processing wait times.
Celebrity Cruises is now focused on working with agencies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on introducing new health measures for when cruises resume. There will be a new era of cruising with new procedures before embarkation and during the voyages to ensure the health and safety of both guests and crew.
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