Cruise NewsCruise Lines Put Select 2021 Cruises on Hold

Cruise Lines Put Select 2021 Cruises on Hold

Two cruise lines, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, have put all of their 2021 cruises that visit Canada on hold while they work with government officials.

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Recently, Canada announced that they have banned all cruise ships over 100 passengers from visiting the country until early 2022. Port visits to Canada are essential for cruises to Alaska as not only do many start and end in Vancouver, but also cruises that depart from Seattle must visit a foreign port and Canada is the only option.

While the two cruise lines have not canceled 2021 Alaska cruises, they have put them on hold for the time being as they work with government officials.

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises are exploring their options and looking for potential alternatives. Final payment dates have been extended to 45 days prior to the cruise for those departures that are approaching this payment milestone.

The cruise lines are giving passengers who are booked on one of these cruises the following four options:

  • Modified Lift & Shift – Move to the same ship, itinerary, and stateroom category to a cruise in 2022 that departs +/- 1 week from original sail date
  • 125% Future Cruise Credit
  • 100% Full Refund
  • Wait It Out – Hold your current booking and wait until Royal Caribbean and Celebrity figure out the best course of action

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises are working with government officials to provide a safe return to cruising for both guests and crew members.

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