Have You Ever Cancelled a Cruise at the Last Minute?

If you had to cancel last minute, did your insurance pay? Did you lose your money if you didn't have insurance? Did the cruise line help you out in any way?

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17 Answers

Not at the last minute but I have less than 30 days.

Nope. Hopefully never will.

Not an easy thing to do but it was with a reason.

I like to think of it as postponing rather than cancel ... Have had to do a lot of rearranging and Princess has worked with me every time without having to use the insurance ...

Sadly, yes. October of 2015 we were booked on the first "Journeys cruise" on Carnival. 4 hours before flying to New Orleans (the day before the cruise) my Dad passed away. We did have insurance and they covered the cost of the cruise. We had a casino special and casino credit for the cruise, the credit was lost. The hotel did not charge us even though we had to cancel less than 24 hours before we were to check-in. We worked directly with the airlines (the insurance would have covered this if we were unable to do so) and received credit for future flights. It was a lot of red tape and time consuming, but we got almost all our monies back.

No, I did have to fly home right after getting off the ship. My mom was very ill. Think there was a previous post at one point about being anxious before a cruise. I feel that sometimes.

That's good to know. My dad is 85 this year and in relatively good shape but still I'm always wondering when I'll get "that call" from my mom. She's 15 years younger then he is and will probably live 'til 140!

I have had to cancel cruises short notice to the day of the cruise a few times. I had travel insurance and it paid ff all 3 times no problem with doctor notes. 2 times for the flu myself and my father, the other time was for blowing a disc and pending spine surgery.

Glad it worked out, but sad it happened.

I hope that neither of us ever has to cancel last minute.

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