No one wants to cancel a reservation for a cruise, but sometimes things happen and it’s just unavoidable. The cruise lines have made provisions for these cancellations, and Royal Caribbean recently made some changes to their policy.
All reservations made after August 1st, 2010 are subject to the new rules, and these are some of the highlights:
• You will get a full refund if you notify Celebrity Cruises® or Royal Caribbean International® in writing at least 75 days prior to your sailing date (60 days for 3 & 4-night cruises or 90 days for holiday sailings).
• No refunds will be made if you do not show up for your cruise or if you interrupt or cancel your vacation once it has begun.
• Cancellation fees are determined by calculating how far in advance you cancel your cruise. When calculating the days prior to sailing, the day of sailing should not be considered as one of the days. The day of sailing is considered the first day of the cruise, therefore, the penalty period will commence one day prior to the day of sailing.
• Final payment for all sailings 6 nights or longer will now have a final payment option at 75 days prior to sailing (excluding holiday sailings, which is 90 days prior.)
• The cancellation schedule for reservations made prior to August 1st will remain with Royal Caribbean’s old policy.