Cruise Line’s New Cancellation Policies

Cruise lines used to be very generous in allowing passengers to lock in a cabin for up to 60 days before sailing and then cancelling it without penalty.  This led to many last minute price drops and really annoyed our clients who booked early.

Very recently 2 of the very popular cruise lines, have changed their cancellation policies in an “attempt to simplify it” but in actuality, making a smart move to protect them against cabins being cancelled late in the game and causing a flood of unsold cabins.

RCCL- new cxl policyRoyal Caribbean just announced their new policy for reservations made on or after March 7, 2016.

As you can see for 5 night cruises or longer (most of what My Vacation Lady’s clients will sail), you have until 90 days to cancel a cruise without being charged a penalty from the cruise line.  After that, it quickly moves up to being non refundable within 2 weeks of sailing.

ncl new cxl policy

This follows an announcement from Norwegian Cruise Lines earlier this year.

As you can see, Norwegian’s cancellation penalty for a 7 day cruise or more, is even more than Royal Caribbean’s policy and you lose a lot more than just your deposit.  You’ll actually lose 25% of your cruise fare.

When you book your cruise, My Vacation Lady will be including the cancellation policy on your quote so please review it.

My Vacation Lady is a top rated travel agency in New Jersey and we believe in matching the right vacation to our clients dreams and budget.  If you are looking for personalized service, contact us so that we can add you to our list of satisfied clients!




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Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.