Royal Caribbean has extended its “Cruise with Confidence” cancellation policy through April 2022 to provide further confidence in bookings.
“Cruise with Confidence” Policy Extended
Royal Caribbean Group which includes major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises has extended its “Cruise with Confidence” cancellation policy through April 22.
The policy allows guests to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours before departure. This provides further confidence for those worries about committing to any new booking due to the difficult times the industry is currently in.
Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO Richard Fain, said:
“Guests are reacting positively to our Cruise with Confidence policy, because it enables them to make informed decisions and to better manage complicated travel plans during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.”
“Cruise with Confidence” applies to both existing cruise bookings and those made by September 30, 2020. In addition to easing concerns of booked guests, Fain says the policy enhances consumer confidence to schedule new bookings, knowing last-minute travel adjustments are allowed.
“We want our guests to feel they can safely keep their existing cruise bookings or schedule new sailings,” says Fain, “because this policy gives them more freedom and flexibility.”
The extension applies for new and existing bookings created by September 2020 where a Future Cruise Credit can be received to be applied now until the extended time through April 2022.
Cruise Lines will still be offering the “Best Price Guarantee” where guests can alter their promo choice up to 48 hours before departure. The “Lift and Shift” options is also still available for guests wanting to move a booking to next year and protect their original cruise fare.
There may be more specific details depending on the cruise line so do check first along with any important terms and conditions. At the moment Royal Caribbean has suspended cruises from the United States through September 30, 2020. From October sailings will hopefully be phased-in with new health measures in place.
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