Cruise lines are extending pauses on sailings due to the global spread of COVID-19.
Carnival Cruise Line is canceling all ship sailings through May 11, and the following sailings for Carnival Radiance: April 29, May 9, May 21, May 30, and June 11. Cruisers who were previously booked on these voyages and cancelled their booking on or after March 6, 2020 have several options to choose from, including a 100 percent refund.
Seabourn will extend its pause of global operations for its five cruise ships for an additional 30 days, including sailings scheduled to depart through May 14. Seabourn guests on impacted voyages will receive a 125 percent refund of the fare paid in the form of a future cruise credit, which can be applied toward any future cruise through Dec. 31, 2021. For guests who do not opt to choose the 125 percent future cruise credit, a 100 percent refund of the monies paid to Seabourn will be reimbursed to the original form of payment.
Holland America Line will also extend its pause of global cruise operations for an additional 30 days, cancelling sailings scheduled to depart through May 14, 2020. For clients currently booked on cruises from April 14 through May 14, travel advisors will receive notification in the coming days regarding options for selecting either a Future Cruise Credit for 125 percent of their booking value plus an additional $250 shipboard credit or a full refund.
Princess Cruises plans to resume operations on May 11. For cruise sailings May 11 to July 31, Cruise with Confidence is extended to cruises sailing through July 31 (previously May 31, 2020), and your clients can cancel their vacation up to 48 hours before sailing (previously 72 hours). For cruises sailing Aug. 1, 2020 through Oct. 15, 2020, if clients are booked by April 30, 2020 on these cruises, they can now cancel their vacation up to 30 days before sailing.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, has announced an extension of its previously announced voluntary suspension of all cruise voyages to include voyages embarking between April 12 and May 10, 2020 for its three cruise brands.
AmaWaterways, meanwhile, has temporarily suspended its river cruise operations until May 31. And Scenic Group will suspend Scenic Eclipse sailings up to April 25; and all Scenic Group Land Journey operations across all destinations, up to April 30, 2020.