Policies

Princess, Carnival Revise Cancellation Policies Due to Coronavirus

Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line have temporarily revised their cancellation policies due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Both new policies will be in effect for cruises and cruise tours departing through May 31. 

Princess Cruises

Princess said that the details of its revised policy vary by departure date:

Date of Departure Policy Update
April 3 or earlier Cancel up to 72 hours before sailing to receive a Future Cruise Credit for 100 percent of the cancellation fees
April 4 – May 31 Cancel by March 31 and receive a Future Cruise Credit for 100 percent of the cancellation fees
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Silversea, Riviera River Cruises Update Cancellation Policies

Silversea and Riviera River Cruises have updated their cancellation and rebooking options for guests concerned about the coronavirus.

Silversea’s new rebooking options are as part of parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s “Cruise With Confidence” initiative; the options build on the luxury cruise line’s new coronavirus cancellation policy, which it announced March 5. 

Guests on cruises departing before July 31, including both existing and new bookings, now have the additional option of cancelling their voyage as late as 48 hours prior to sailing. Guests who cancel will be provided with a Future Cruise Credit. 

As part of Silversea’s March 5

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Silversea and Avalon Update Coronavirus Cancellation Policies

Silversea Cruises and Avalon Waterways have updated their cancellation and change policies in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. 

On Silversea, travelers who make new bookings on sailings departing between June 1 and December 31 will be able to cancel up to 30 days prior to departure, paying a “customary administrative fee” on the cruise fare, the luxury cruise line said. Additionally, Silversea said that it will negotiate on guests’ behalf for the same cancellation options on other components of the booking such as air travel, hotels and shore excursions. However, the cruise line warned that it does not have

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