MIAMI, FL, 2021-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective Feb. 1, 2021 for all bookings created by April 30, 2021, on sailings on or before April 30, 2022, guests will have the flexibility to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a full credit of the cruise fare paid. The future cruise credit can be used for a cruise on or before Sep. 30, 2022.
The cruise company will also continue to offer their “Best Price Guarantee,” where guests can choose to change the price and promotional offer on their reservation up to 48 hours before their cruise. The ability to “Lift and Shift” reservations will be available through Jan. 31, 2021.
In addition to easing concerns of booked guests, the policy enhances consumer confidence to schedule new bookings, knowing last-minute travel adjustments are allowed.
“As the world has changed, so have we. We want our guests to have peace of mind when booking a cruise, and extending this popular program gives them more freedom and flexibility to make informed decisions,” says Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO Richard Fain.
The program applies to all cruises with sailing dates on or before April 30, 2022 and across the company’s global brands: Royal Caribbean International and Azamara. For Celebrity Cruises, the extension applies to sailings before May 4, 2022.
For individual brand program details, including information on Silversea’s program, please visit the cruise lines’ websites: Azamara: www.azamara.com/cruise-with-confidence, Celebrity: www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-with-confidence, Royal Caribbean: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-with-confidence and Silversea: www.silversea.com/temporary-amendment-to-cancellation-policy.html.
About Royal Caribbean Group
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., doing business as Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), is a cruise vacation company that owns four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 61 ships with an additional 15 on order as of December 21, 2020. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.
Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.
Source: Royal Caribbean International