Royal Caribbean Group has announced an extension to their suspension of cruises and they have pushed back their restart date by 45 more days.
This latest extension of the cruise shutdown affects most Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises sailings. Royal Caribbean group now has now extended their suspension of cruises through September 15, 2020.
Exceptions to this timeline include China sailings paused through July onboard Spectrum of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas, as well as the further suspension of the 2020 Bermuda season onboard Grandeur of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas through October 31, 2020. Aligned with CLIA, as well as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Royal Caribbean is committed to industry safety and will not sail until they are confident in the protective measures put in place to welcome you back aboard.
Those who were booked on one of the canceled sailings will have three options: Lift & Shift, a 125% future cruise credit, or a full refund.
Lift & Shift option is ideal for those who wish to move their existing reservation to next year, while protecting their original cruise fare and promotion. Select next year’s sailing with the same itinerary type, sailing length, stateroom category, and within the same 4-week window of the original cruise date and you are all set.
To account for the inconvenience this may cause, you are eligible for a 125% Future Cruise Credit (FCC) based on the total cruise fare paid at the guest level. The FCC will be automatically issued on or before July 31, 2020 —if no other option is selected. Taxes and fees, as well as any pre-purchased amenities or onboard packages will be automatically refunded to the original form of payment within 45 days from the cancelation date.
Looking for a refund? No problem! Royal Caribbean is happy to return the funds paid per guest when requesting this option on or before December 31, 2020.