Though it removed bookable Canada-related cruises from its web site following information of the nation’s one-year cruise ban extension earlier this month, Royal Caribbean Worldwide says it won’t cancel its Alaska or Canada and New England sailings simply but.
“Presently, we have now determined to not cancel any sailings scheduled to go to Canada,” the road mentioned in a letter despatched to journey advisors on Friday.
“This contains cruises embarking/debarking from Canada ports, in addition to these itineraries concerning Canadian ports of name. It is our hope that your purchasers will preserve their current reservations with us as we work with the federal government and CLIA on potential options.”
Royal Caribbean has not particularly mentioned what these options are, however they might embrace calling on Canada for technical stops solely, the place no passengers really go ashore, or asking the U.S. Authorities to waive archaic foreign-port necessities beneath the Passenger Vessel Services Act, no less than quickly.
Passengers at the moment booked on Alaska sailings have a number of choices:
- Go away their bookings as they’re, and wait to see what occurs. All ultimate fee dates have been prolonged to simply 45 days previous to embarkation day.
- Request a 100% refund of the quantity they’ve paid, to the unique type of fee, to be processed by June 30, 2021.
- Select a 125% future cruise credit score (for sailings booked by April 30, 2022, and departing by way of September 30, 2022). Credit shall be issued by April 16, 2021.
- Choose a modified Lift & Shift, permitting the reservation to be moved to the identical date subsequent yr (plus or minus one week) on the identical ship with the identical itinerary.
As one other a part of its ongoing efforts to help travel agents, the road has vowed to guard journey advisor commissions on the entire above choices for fares that had been paid in full, except the modified Carry & Shift. For that choice, commissions shall be primarily based on the ultimate worth paid for every shifted reserving.