Final Payment

We have a cruise booked for September this year, this was booked long before this corona virus mess started.

I think my final payment is in June and I am wondering how strict they are about getting that on time. We are booked with Carnival on a short cruise and I don't want them to hold my money for me. I already have an 8 day southern Caribbean booked for mid January of next year with future cruise credits.

The only reason I booked this one is because we are taking our kids and grandkids to Disney and figured if we are flying to Florida we might as well hop on a ship.

Just hoping I can wait more last minute to decide, I am doubtful any cruises take place by then. What do you all think.


8 Answers

Check with the cruise line but unfortunately none that I have heard of have altered final payment date. So at this point your options are to cancel before final payment for a refund or make final payment and if there are problems when you get closer to the cruise the cruise line might have a policy as they do now where you can cancel 2 days out from sailing and get a future cruise credit.

Best to check with the cruise line though. And I am not sure yet if there will be sailings in September.

Our first one after all this is NOV..on NCL...they want their $$ 120 days prior. (and I resent it) CCL is 75 days...I wouldn't mess with it. call em but somehow I'd want a written they'll say no anyway. and as for the other, I'm not even sure about NOV. good luck!

Thanks for the replies OGW and Yankee47. I plan on calling my PVP at some point, I know they have been hammered with calls and questions. I will give it another month, as of now it seems like a trivial problem with all things considered but inquiring minds want to know. I am sure at best all cruise lines are just hopeful to be sailing this year. No one knows for sure, my crystal ball has been pretty murky lately.

Our cruise is in October with final payment due in July. I happened to call my PVP today for a different reason, but checked on final payment. The due date has not changed. I hope it works out better for you.

Here's to it all working out.

How much deposit is at stake? Does it kill you to write it off? Disney opening soon enough is also a factor. You don't want a Walley World experience.

I would stick to their deadline.

Each cruise line runs slightly different, so I would check with the cruise line.

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