Cruise Lines Adjust Policies for Early 2022 Sailings
(Latest Update: January 18, 2022) Cruise lines all over the world are back at sea this new year! Currently, lines are adjusting their cancelation policies to provide travelers with various options for worry-free changes should they decide not to sail for any reason over these next few months.
Lines offer options such as Future Cruise Credits (FCCs) and rebooking options to provide travelers with peace of mind that they can book and cruise with confidence. To help you keep up with these new policies and plan the best options for your upcoming sailing, Cruiseline.com rounded up the latest information from the cruise lines as shared so far this January.
- Carnival is currently allowing guests to cancel any cruise sailing before January 31, 2022, for a full refund.
- Carnival will issue an FCC for the cruise amount paid should you or someone in your immediate household or a traveling companion assigned to the same stateroom cancel a cruise due to testing positive for COVID within 14 days of embarkation. Verified test results are required to qualify.
- To check the latest cancellation options for an upcoming cruise, click here.
- Celebrity has extended its 'Cruise with Confidence' policy. Now guests will have up to 48 hours before sailing to cancel and receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit to use toward any sailing through December 31, 2022, or one year from your original sailing date, whichever is later.
- Read more on this policy here.
- Disney Cruise Line has extended its Cruise Date Flexibility option further into 2022. For any sailings scheduled on or before May 31, 2022, guests can change their sail date to 15 days before departure.
- Guests with COVID-19-related health concerns (symptoms or exposure) can receive a full refund to their original form of payment without Disney-imposed cancellation fees or apply their cruise fare toward a future sail date.
- Explore Disney Crusie Line’s ‘Know Before You Sail’ center here.
- Holland America Line’s ‘Worry-Free Promise’ policy will allow guests booked on any cruise which departs through April 30, 2022, to cancel for any reason up to 30 days before departure and automatically receive a Future Cruise Credit.
- This policy is valid for any existing booked cruise or any new booking made by February 28, 2022.
- Guests may cancel up to your sailing date if you test positive for COVID-19 and receive a Future Cruise Credit.
- Norwegian has revised its current ‘Peace of Mind’ policy. From now through January 31, 2022, guests are free to cancel new and existing bookings for any voyage with an embarkation date through and including May 31, 2022.
- Anyone choosing to cancel will receive a full refund in the form of a Future Cruise Credit to be used for sailings that embark through December 31, 2022.
- Princess Cruises has extended its Book with Confidence policy to summer 2022 sailings, including all cruises departing through September 30, 2022, for all bookings made by March 2, 2022. The program allows guests to change their vacation plans up to 30 days prior to the day of departure, receiving cancellation fees as a future cruise credit.
- Explore the terms of Book with Confidence here.
- Royal Caribbean is currently waiving the cancellation fees for all sailings with embarkation dates through and including March 31, 2022. In addition, customers will receive a 100% refund to the original form of payment (Note - guests opting to cancel their cruise do not qualify for the 125% FCC offer. This offer is only for sailings that get suspended).
- Royal Caribbean has also extended its 'Cruise with Confidence' policy. Now guests will have up to 48 hours before sailing to cancel and receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit to use toward any sailing through December 31, 2022, or one year from your original sailing date, whichever is later.
- Explore Royal Caribbean’s Healthy Sail Center for more details here.
These cruise lines have shared 2022 cruise change policies to date. We will continue to provide more updates from Celebrity Cruises, Princess, and more as they become available from more lines.