Royal Caribbean introduced yesterday that it will not extend the Lift and Shift program beyond January, however it seems the choice will nonetheless stay below one situation.
Elevate and Shift permits friends to take the cruise they’ve booked and defer it by a 12 months, whereas defending the unique value they paid.
Whereas the choice to reap the benefits of Elevate and Shift anytime goes away, if there are extra cruise cancellations, Elevate and Shift will stay an choice for friends.
Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President, Gross sales, Commerce Help and Service, confirmed to journey brokers that the favored selection will return for those who have cancelled cruises on any new cancellations sooner or later.
“I do need to be clear on one factor about Elevate and Shift. If Royal Caribbean, cancels or suspends a crusing at any level, Elevate and Shift will nonetheless be out there for these individuals who have an lively reserving on the crusing.”
“These are the individuals that did not elect to go along with Cruise with confidence and cancel on us.”
“When you’ve got purchasers on a crusing and we cancel that crusing or droop it, lifted ship will nonetheless apply.”
Elevate and Shift remains to be out there to all bookings, for those who reap the benefits of it earlier than January 31, 2021. After this level, Elevate & Shift will expire and is now not out there at any time.
With Elevate and Shift, you possibly can transfer a reservation by a 12 months and shield the unique cruise fare and promotion to a qualifying crusing departing on or earlier than April 30, 2022 on the identical itinerary kind, crusing size, stateroom class, and inside 4 weeks earlier than or after the date of the unique cruise. Subsequent sailings don’t apply.
You don’t want to e-book the identical ship and even class of ships once you elevate and shift.
Choose restricted charges are ineligible for Elevate & Shift and Greatest Value Assure – together with however not restricted to Web charges, On line casino charges, Journey Agent Pals & Household charges, Journey Agent Decreased charges, and complimentary staterooms.
Christmas, New 12 months’s, and Chinese language New 12 months’s cruises are ineligible for Elevate & Shift, until you’re at the moment confirmed on considered one of these sailings and want to reap the benefits of Elevate & Shift to maneuver to the identical crusing subsequent 12 months (assuming all different qualifying standards are met).
There will also be some points with distinctive itineraries, the place there isn’t any equal crusing to maneuver to within the subsequent 12 months, similar to longer sailings to lesser-visited ports.
With a view to reap the benefits of Elevate & Shift, names and full deposit should be positioned on the reserving. Whether it is after the Remaining Fee due date, the reserving should be paid in full.
When leveraging Elevate & Shift to maneuver a reserving to a future sail date, taxes & charges might be adjusted to mirror the costs related to the brand new crusing. Taxes & charges from the unique sail date is not going to be protected.