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Carnival Cruise Line prohibits anyone 70 or older and those with medical issues not to cruise due to Coronavirus

Carnival Cruise Line Implements New Travel Policy for Cruisers Over 70

Carnival Cruise Line has added a new rule for guests that prohibit anyone 70 years old or older, as well as those with chronic medical conditions, from going on a cruise out of concern that Coronavirus could affect them substantially more.

Carnival consulted with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to craft this new policy, and it prohibits:

  • Guests who are 70 years and older, will be required to present a doctor’s “fit to sail’ letter at check-in, confirming they do not meet any of the health/medical criteria.
    • If you are unable to present this letter, you will not be allowed to cruise.
  • Guests who have been hospitalized in the last two months for, or have a history of, severe or chronic medical conditions.
    • Per CDC, chronic conditions are defined as an illness persisting for a long time or constantly recurring, such as diabetes, heart, kidney or lung disease, suppressed immunity (i.e., active cancer, taking steroids) or require oxygen for any reason.

Anyone that falls into one of these categories will have the following options:

  • Receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit (FCC). In addition, guests will also receive a future onboard credit – US$300 per stateroom if you were scheduled to sail on a cruise of 5 days or less; US$600 per stateroom if you were scheduled to sail on a cruise of 6 days or longer – when you rebook your future cruise.
  • Receive a cash refund, to be processed to the original form of payment within 90 days.
  • Guests traveling in the same stateroom as the impacted party are also eligible for the compensation options listed above.
  • Any accompanying family or friends in separate staterooms who also wish to cancel will receive a 100% future cruise credit.