The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has replaced their “No Sail” order with a Conditional Sail Order — and that opens the door for cruises to start up again.

The catch, though, is that cruise lines must submit required documentation about their Covid-19 protocols at least 60 days before being approved to resume passenger operations.

That, plus an ever-evolving situation regarding Covid-19 infections and vaccinations, and U.S. cruise lines are continuing to alter their comeback plans.

What’s your favorite cruise line doing right now? How long will sailings be delayed? Can you get a refund? Read on.

 

Azamara Cruises coronavirus status

Azamara has suspended/cancelled all cruises through April 30, 2021. The Azamara Journey will set sail May 1 on a six-night Mediterranean cruise.

What do I do if my Azamara cruise vacation was cancelled?

If your cruise was cancelled, you will automatically receive 125% of the value of your cruise and any prepaid excursions as a future cruise credit to sail by April 30, 2022 (and rebook by Dec. 31, 2021). Just check your email.

But if you want to get a refund instead, Azamara is offering 100% back to cruisers who call the cruise line or fill out the online form. Expect to wait 45 days for the refund.

 

Carnival Cruise Line coronavirus status

Carnival has suspended/cancelled all cruises through May 31, 2021. Depending on your ship and departure port, your cruise could be cancelled through May 2023. The best way to find out is by checking the status of your specific sailing at Carnival.com.

What do I do if my Carnival vacation was cancelled?

If your cruise was cancelled, you can receive 100% future cruise credit + onboard credit ($600 per stateroom for cruises of 6+ days, $300 for 5 days or less), or a 100% refund.

Fill out Carnival’s compensation form to get the refund process going.

Also: Carnival is considering making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all passengers.

 

Celebrity Cruises coronavirus status

Celebrity has suspended/cancelled all cruises through April 30, 2021, and all transatlantic cruises on the Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Constellation are cancelled.

What do I do if my Celebrity cruise vacation was cancelled?

If your cruise was cancelled, you will automatically receive 125% of the value of your cruise and any prepaid excursions as a future cruise credit to sail by Sept. 30, 2022. Just check your email.

But if you want to get a refund instead, you have until April 30, 2021 to request one. Celebrity is offering 100% back to cruisers who call the cruise line or fill out the online form. Expect to wait 45 days for the refund.

 

Costa Cruises coronavirus status

Costa started sailing in September 2020, only to shut back down in December. The line currently plans to start sailing again in Italy on March 27. Additional itineraries will kick off in May.

What do I do if my Costa Cruises vacation was cancelled?

If your cruise was cancelled and you booked through the North American office, you’ll automatically receive a future cruise credit voucher of 125% for cruises originally scheduled between June to December, sent to the email they have on record.

Call 1-800-GO-COSTA (1-800-462-6782) to learn more about your refund and learn more about upcoming sailings.

Also: Costa’s parent company, Carnival, is considering making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all passengers.

 

Disney Cruise Line coronavirus status

Disney Cruise Line made a comeback in November 2020, but shut back down and suspended sailings through May 31, 2021. Look for a June restart.

What do I do if my Disney Cruise vacation was cancelled?

Guests who have paid in full for cancelled cruises will be able to get a future cruise credit or a full refund. Cruisers who hadn’t paid in full for their bookings will receive refunds of what they’d paid. Look for an email from Disney Cruise Line for details and next steps.

 

Holland America Line coronavirus status

Holland America has suspended/cancelled all cruises through April 30, 2021. Mediterranean cruises are cancelled through early June, and Canadian cruises are a big question mark, since Canada has banned cruise ships through the end of 2022.

What do I do if my Holland America vacation was cancelled?

If your cruise was cancelled due to the coronavirus, you have to fill out the cancellation preference form in order to get a full refund.

Otherwise, Holland America is automatically giving cruisers a credit of 125% the cost of the cancelled cruise (if paid in full), and double the amount of the cruise deposit (at least $100) for bookings that were not paid in full.

 

 

MSC Cruises coronavirus status

MSC has suspended/cancelled all U.S.-based cruises through April 30, 2021, although Italian cruises resumed in January.

What do I do if my MSC vacation was cancelled?

Guests who’ve paid in full for a cancelled cruise will automatically receive a future cruise credit of 125% of the amount paid. Cruisers may decide to choose a 100% refund instead, and must submit a refund request. Refunds could take up to 60 days to be issued.

 

Norwegian Cruise Line coronavirus status

Norwegian has suspended/cancelled all cruises through May 31, 2021.

What do I do if my Norwegian cruise vacation was cancelled?

Guests who had reservations on the impacted cruises will automatically receive a future cruise credit of 125% of the amount paid, delivered via email.

Otherwise, cruisers may request a full (100%) refund made within 90 days to the original form of payment.

If your cruise was cancelled, you can request 100% monetary refund of fare paid back to the original form of payment or 100% FCC value back to the guest’s Latitudes account to use on a future sail.

Also: Norwegian is requiring all crew members to receive the Covid-19 vaccine; no word yet regarding a potential requirement for passengers.

 

Princess Cruise Line coronavirus status

Princess has suspended/cancelled all cruises until May 14, 2021, and cruises of 7 nights or more have been cancelled through Nov. 1, 2021.

What do I do if my Princess Cruise vacation was cancelled?

If your cruise was cancelled due to the coronavirus, you have to fill out the online refund form to receive a refund.

Otherwise, Princess is automatically giving cruisers a credit of 125% the cost of the cancelled cruise (if paid in full), and double the amount of the cruise deposit (at least $100) for bookings that were not paid in full.

 

Royal Caribbean International coronavirus status

Royal Caribbean resumed cruising in Asia in December, but regular cruising is scheduled to resume May 1, 2021.

What do I do if my Royal Caribbean vacation was cancelled?

If your cruise was cancelled, you will automatically receive a 125% future cruise credit to sail (and rebook by April 30, 2022). Just check your email.

But if you want to get a refund instead, Royal Caribbean is offering 100% back to cruisers who call the cruise line or fill out the online form. Expect to wait 45 days for the refund.

Also: Royal Caribbean is requiring all crew members to take the Covid-19 vaccine, and newly announced sailings out of Israel require all passengers to be vaccinated. It’s unclear whether all sailings will have that requirement.

 

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