Booked for 3 people, 2 have to cancel before final payment due

I booked a cruise for 3 people. For August 24th. I paid 1/3 of the total (cruise, port fees, insurance) when I booked. Final payment is not due until May 31. Since the other 2 have not paid anything yet, and now have to cancel for medical reasons, will I still have to pay for their insurance portion of the total? I would think not since none of their portion has been paid yet. Also, if one person takes their place, will it be at the same price (for a second person) as when I booked it? (The price had gone up after I booked and is now sold out I think). And would the grand total go down since now there are 2 people and not 3? I booked with an online cruise travel company. I'm in California, travel agent is in Florida so I won't be talking to her until the morning. Just wanted to see if anyone has been through this before and have knowledge about it. Thank you

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I can't help with all of your questions, but there most likely will be a change of name fee and the price of the cabin will have to split in two instead of by three. Good luck and I hope you will still be sailing on that cruise.

Please post what you learn as it may help someone else.

Wish I could help but I do not have any experience with your situation. I would think there would be a change of name fee but maybe not. Like Aunt Pinkie said please post how they handle it so other members will know.

I think they will charge you the 2 person rate and take off the taxes/fees for the other 2 passengers-this is based on my past experience with passengers that cancel. I hope you can still swing it-I loved my cruise when my son and his friend had to cancel at the last minute. Bon Voyage

Yes, please tell us how it turns out.

I would contact the cruise company directly as each one has different policies regarding cancellations.

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