Royal Caribbean Group extends Cruise with Confidence policy through September 1

Daniel Fowler
March 31, 2020

Several cruise lines have announced that they are extending their paused operations as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

We remain committed to our return to service and will use this time to continue to build additional processes, protocols and resources to protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the destinations we serve. For individual brand policy details and for information on the Silversea policy, please visit the respective brand websites: Azamara: https://www.azamara.com/cruise-with-confidence, Celebrity: https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-with-confidence, Royal Caribbean International: https://loyaltoyoualways.com/service/cruisewithconfidence1/m, Siversea: https://www.silversea.com/temporary-amendment-to-cancellation-policy.html.

Royal Caribbean said that the move was to provide "peace of mind in guest travel planning".

Disney Cruise Line has announced that they have extended their cancellation of sailings to Tuesday, April 28th.

The updated policy will allow customers to plan flexibly and cancel their voyages up to 48 hours prior to sailing for any reason.

Seabourn guests on impacted voyages will receive a 125 percent refund of the fare paid in the form of a future cruise credit, which can be applied toward any future cruise through December 31, 2021.

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Economists have actually advised the situation can create UK GDP to dive by 15 percent as well as joblessness to double;. He likewise claimed the epidemic was spreading out at various prices in various components of the nation.

Company chairman and CEO Richard Fain said: "Guests are reacting positively to our Cruise with Confidence policy".

"We want our guests to feel they can safely keep their existing cruise bookings or schedule new sailings", says Fain, "because this policy gives them more freedom and flexibility".

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While this extension applies to Carnival Cruise Line's North American sailings (not the entire Carnival company as a whole), we do know that the financial impact is still substantial.

With the wellbeing of our Guests and team members as our top priority and in line with direction from health experts and government officials, Disney Cruise Line has chose to extend the suspension of all new departures through Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

The brokerage lowered its price targets on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH.N) by about a third, sending their shares down between 5% and 10% on Monday.

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