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Royal Caribbean extends ability to cancel cruises

Royal Caribbean Extends Confidence Policy, Introduces Options

Royal Caribbean announced it has expanded its popular "Cruise with Confidence" program that allows guests to cancel cruises up to 48 hours before sailing.

In an effort to provide peace of mind to cruisers, new and existing bookings created by August 1, 2020 have the flexibility to cancel their cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a full credit of the cruise fare for a future cruise through April 2022. 

In addition, Royal Caribbean has also enhanced “Cruise with Confidence” with new rebooking options. 

  • “Best Price Guarantee”: Guests can choose to change the price and promotional offer on their reservation up to 48 hours before their cruise.
  • “Lift and Shift”: For ease and as close as 48 hours prior to sailing, travelers have the option to simply “lift and shift” their cruise to the same itinerary departing on a future date. The original price and promotional offer on the reservation will be protected, along with the length of the cruise and stateroom category.

The policy applies to all cruises with sailing dates on or before April 2022 and across the company’s global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara.

“Guests are reacting positively to our Cruise with Confidence policy,” says RCL chairman and CEO Richard Fain, “because it enables them to make informed decisions and to better manage complicated travel plans during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.”