Extension to our pause with all sailings cancelled until early 2021

18 September 2020

With evolving restrictions on travel from the UK, unfortunately it is necessary to extend our current pause until the beginning of next year.

We have cancelled all Caribbean cruises until the end of January 2021 as well as all cruises from and to Southampton until February with the exception of Arcadia and Aurora, which have already been cancelled through to the end of their spring world cruises. You can see the full list of cancelled holidays here.

These further cancellations vary according to ship and itinerary. We’ve also taken into account complexity and length of itineraries, advice and guidance regarding ports of call and current air availability for fly-cruises. We are so sorry for the disappointment this will cause.

We continue to work in partnership with public health agencies at the highest level as well as Department for Transport, EU Healthy Gateways and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the industry governing body, and hope to share details of our new approved health protocols shortly.

Whilst adherence to the protocols on board and ongoing vigilance will be critical, this will always be coupled with providing the well-deserved and memorable holidays for which we are known, with all the standout moments on board and experiences on shore. This is what we have always done and will continue to do.

Working together
Through Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, we are leading the conversation on COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’.

Throughout the pause in our operations, we have been consulting and assembling the most brilliant minds in medical science and public health. As an industry, we are all in this together to reach the best possible solutions for our guests and crew as we work towards sailing again. To accomplish this we will be openly sharing insights from these scientific and medical experts.

Health and well-being on board
Whilst we are still working on the exact measures as the advice evolves, you can have the confidence that we will continue to have in place pre-booking and boarding health screening, the highest levels of cleanliness throughout the ships, as well as approved standards for the service of food and drink, entertainment and experiences on board and on shore.

For years, we have had in place many of the protocols now considered advisable for other social gathering venues, such as hand-sanitising stations and rigorous cleaning and disinfecting procedures. For years, we have also gone beyond those protocols by asking guests to complete a health declaration form and having a comprehensive medical facility on board each ship providing 24/7 medical care and treatment.

We will work closely with medical experts and global authorities to help us determine the best way to move forward while honouring our highest responsibility – the health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew and communities we visit, along with compliance and environmental protection.

Future Cruise Credits
All guests with bookings on a cancelled cruise will be notified and will automatically receive an enhanced 125% Future Cruise Credit or alternatively can fill in the web form for a 100% refund. The FCC will be added to your account automatically and may be used any time before December 2021 and put towards any holiday on sale at that time.

There are lots of ways to use your FCC. When booking your next adventure, you can redeem your FCC directly online – there’s no need to call us. Already booked? There’s plenty more that your FCC can do. Find out more here.

We are also offering a 5% deposit* for new bookings made between 4 August and 30 November 2020. The 5% deposit is available on applicable Early Saver and Select Price holidays of 19 nights or fewer sailing before April 2022. Find out more here.

If, for any reason, the enhanced 125% Future Cruise Credit offer does not meet your needs, please let us know via this web form. We are unable to facilitate any such queries via our Customer Contact Centre at this time.

* 5% low deposit applicable to new Select Price or Early Saver bookings made by 30 November 2020 on applicable departures of 19 nights or less before April 2022. For bookings made within 90 days of departure the full balance will be due at time of booking. Offer is combinable with our current on-board spending money offer on qualifying departures before 2 April 2022. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer in whole or on individual cruises at any time.

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