Sailing at 50% capacity

I read that Royal Caribbean will set sail out of Bayonne New Jersey starting in August at 50% capacity. I have a cruise planned in early September out of Bayonne. How is it determined who gets to sail and who gets bumped?

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13 Answers

You might havw to ask the cruise line directly. As far as I know nothing has been published!

Thanks... Hopefully we hear something soon!!

Soooooooo...why DON'T you call and ask them? You're directly involved aren't you? Mebbe they stopped taking bookings when they hit 50%...mebbe you'll be "bumped"...or mebbe you have been already and you don't know it...I've found all kinds of unbelievable ineptitude and conflicting stories about almost everything involving cruise lines keeping passengers in the loop over the years...and THAT was prior to the current insanity...I've repeatedly asked the same question you have "in here" and there's no real least not from us mere paying passengers.

I did find a few old plans from RCL going back to last year where they even anticipated cancelling an overbooked cruise outright, then reopening booking so it becomes first-come, first served.... or some scheme involving their Crown & Anchor Society points....didn't bother to c/p em, the whole thing is ridiculous....

I would just call them directly, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was on a "first come first served" basis.

Yeh but THAT doesn't answer the question of what happens to people who are already booked...they just get tossed over the side and the cruise line starts all over???...thats really how to alienate their customer base.....

I just called Royal Caribbean and was asked where I heard my information as there has been no official announcement yet I was told. Also told at thus time it would only be speculation as to how the 50% capacity would be handled. I was advised to keep checking the Royal Caribbean website. Sounds to me like an official announcement will be coming soon. I will be very unhappy if I get bumped!!!!

Thanks for the update! Please, keep us posted. I hope you are able to sail with them as scheduled.

Good for you! I don't even have one booked on RCL, but the others would all have the same problem...every few days I check the CCL and NCL websites...yeh its a PITA, but I call it self defense....seems to me its an absolute NO-WIN situation....

They wouldn't dare bump you Yank.

I spoke to my travel agent who told me Royal Caribbean only sold 50% of the cabins so I will be all set. Hope she is right!!!


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