Latest wave of Royal Caribbean cancellations announced:
As expected, we have news to share about more Royal Caribbean Cancellations. Royal Caribbean announced today it has extended its global voluntary suspension of sailings through July 31, 2020.
While the company hasn’t yet provided formal cancellation details on their website, President Michael Bayley stated on the earnings call, “This afternoon we’ll be announcing the further suspension of voyages through the end of July, through July 31.”
The line had recently extended their cruise pause June 11, 2020, however it was expected that an extension would be imminent.
Future Cruise Credit
When the line extended cancellations in April, they offered the following: “As a result of this change, we’re providing you with a 125% Future Cruise Credit to come back and sail with us by April 30th, 2022. Please re-book using your FCC by December 31, 2021.”
“This amount will be based on your total cruise fare paid (or Cruisetour, if applicable). And, we’re giving you a little extra, knowing that this is such a unique circumstance.”
Global Suspension Refund Delay
For cruisers with sailings affected by the announcement of more Royal Caribbean cancellations, Royal Caribbean has a statement about refunds.
The line states: “As we went into our global suspension of sailings, we initially estimated that refunds would take 30 days. Unfortunately, with an unprecedented volume of refunds and credits, we are delayed. We’ve worked diligently to resolve most of the volume issues and are working around the clock to address the backlog to get you your refund, as quickly possible. Currently, some refunds are taking up to 45 days from the date requested.”
No Sail Order
The Royal Caribbean cancellations announcement follows the CDC’s April 10, 2020 extension and modification of their earlier announced No Sail Order, which continues until the earliest of three conditions situations occur:
- First, the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that the virus no longer constitutes a public health emergency.
- Second, the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations.
- Or third, 100 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Cruise with Confidence
- Royal Caribbean recently amended and enhanced their cancellation policy with three bold policies, giving cruisers options.
- Details on Lift & Shift, Cruise with Confidence and the line’s Best Price Guarantee can be found here.
About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd:
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises. They are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros.
Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 ships with an additional 17 on order as of December 31, 2019. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on all seven continents.
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