Cruise Lines’ Deposits and Cancellations

Cruise Lines’ Deposits and Cancellations schedules as of Jan 1, 2018

Deposits and cancellations are different for every cruise line and can change at any time for a promotion or when they update their policies.

To avoid having to worry about losing all the money you put into a cruise due to a last-minute unforeseen circumstance we recommend that you purchase our heavily discounted trip cancellation insurance! Click here to read all about it.

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Carnival , CelebrityCostaCunardDisneyHollandMSCNorwegianPrincessRoyal Caribbean, Oceania

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NOTE- Sometimes cruise lines have promotions with reduced deposits! If the deposit on your hold is a reduced deposit, then that is all you have to pay!


Carnival

Deposit:

For Carnival sailings, 3-day sailings require $100 per person, 4-5 day sailings are $150 per person,  6-9 day sailings are $250 per person, and 10+ day sailings are $400 per person.

For Carnival cruises going to Alaska, the deposit amount is $400 per person.

Carnival cruises going to Europe are $400 per person.

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Cancellation Schedule:

Deposits are refundable except for cruises booked under the early and super saver fare code, the deposit amount is non-refundable.  All cancellations that occur prior to final payment due date will receive a non-refundable and non-transferable future cruise credit, redeemable for US dollars bookings, in the amount of the deposit minus a $50 per person service fee.

The future cruise credit must be used on a sailing within 24 months from the date of cancellation and can only be applied to your cruise fare. Any unused portion will be forfeited.

For cruises booked under the Super Saver fare code, the deposit is non-refundable.

For cruises that are 2-5 days in length. the cancellation charge is as follows:

Up to 61 days prior to departure – No penalty except Instant, Early, and Super Saver Fares

60-45 days prior to departure – Deposit

45-30 days prior to departure – Deposit or 50% of Total Fare (whichever is greater)

29-15 days prior to departure – Deposit of 75% of Total Fare (whichever is greater)

14 days or less – 100% of Total Fare

For cruises that are 6-9 days in length, the cancellation charge is as follows:

Up to 76 days prior to departure – No penalty except Instant, Early, and Super Saver Fares

75-56 days prior to departure – Deposit

55-30 days prior to departure – Deposit or 50% of Total Fare (whichever is greater)

29-15 days prior to departure – Deposit or 75% of Total Fare (whichever is greater)

14 days or less – 100% of Total Fare

To read more about Carnival’s cancellation fees , please click here.


Celebrity

Deposit:

For 1-5 day sailings, the deposit amount is $100 per person.  For 6-8 day sailings, the deposit amount is $250 per person while sailings 9 days or longer, the deposit amount is $450 per person.

For suite categories or higher, the deposit amount is doubled.

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Cancellation Schedule:

For Sailings ranging in length from 1-4 days, cancellation fees are as follows:

75 days or more prior to departure – No penalty

74-57 days prior to departure – Deposit amount

56-29 days prior to departure – 50% of total price minus taxes and fees

28-15 days prior to departure – No refund minus taxes and fees

For Sailings 5 days or longer, cancellation fees are as follows

90 days or more prior to departure – No penalty

89-57 prior to departure – Deposit amount

56-29 prior to departure – 50% of total price minus taxes and fees

28-15 prior to departure – 75% of total price minus taxes and fees

14 days or less – No refund minus taxes and fees

To read more about Celebrity’s cancellation fees, click here.


Costa

Deposit:

For all Costa Comfort and Deluxe cabins booked with us, the deposit amount for military families is reduced to $100 per guest in the cabin! This is greatly reduced from Costa’s the $400 per person ($250 per person for the Caribbean) deposit amount. Basic/Value cabins will still have the $400 per person NONREFUNDABLE deposits. Deposits also apply to kids on Costa, except when their cruise rate is $0.

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Cancellation Schedule:

*New* Cancellation charges, per person, will be assessed as follows for all sailings starting March/April 2018 and beyond:

Costa “Basic Guarantee Status cabins”:

90 or more days prior to sailing: 15% penalty (This means that deposits of this type are NONREFUNDABLE)

89 – 57 days prior to sailing: 25% penalty

56 – 30 days prior to sailing: 50% penalty

29 – 15 days prior to sailing: 75% penalty

14 days or less prior to sailing: No refund (100 percent cancellation charge)

Costa Comfort & Deluxe Cabins:

90 or more days prior to sailing: Full refund, this means that these cabin types are refundable up until this point

89 – 57 days prior to sailing: Deposit amount will be kept as a penalty

56 – 30 days prior to sailing: 50% penalty

29 – 15 days prior to sailing: 75% penalty

14 days or less prior to sailing: No refund (100 percent cancellation charge)

Cancellation charges, per person, will be assessed as follows for all sailings through March 2018:

Non-Caribbean:

90 or more days prior to sailing: Full Refund

89 – 57 days prior to sailing: Deposit Amount (plus $50 fee for air cancellation)

56 – 30 days prior to sailing: 50 percent of cruise fare/air add-on/hotel

29 – 15 days prior to sailing: 75 percent of cruise fare/air add-on/hotel

14 days or less prior to sailing: No refund (100 percent cancellation charge)

Caribbean:

76 or more days prior to sailing: Full Refund

75 – 57 days prior to sailing: Deposit Amount (plus $50 fee for air cancellation)

56 – 30 days prior to sailing: 50 percent of cruise fare/air add-on/hote

29 – 15 days prior to sailing: 75 percent of cruise fare/air add-on/hotel

14 days or less prior to sailing: No refund (100 percent cancellation charge)

To read more about Costa’s cancellation penalties, click here.


Cunard

Deposit:

Cunard Cruise Line requires 25% of your cruise price for your deposit.

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Cancellation Schedule:

The final payment isn’t due until 90 days before sailing, cancellation fees from Cunard begin that same day!

For voyages less than 30 days in length, the cancellation fees are as follows:

120-91 prior to departure – No penalty

90-61 prior to departure – Deposit amount

60-31 prior to departure – 50% of full fare

30-15 prior to departure – 75% of full fare

14 days or less – 100% of full fare

For voyages greater than 30 days in length, the cancellation fees are as follows:

120-91 prior to departure – Deposit amount

90-61 prior to departure – 50% of full fare

60 days or less – 75% of full fare


Disney

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Cancellation Schedule Deposits for Concierge staterooms and suites are non-refundable.

For 1-5 night sailings, cancellation fees are as follows:

Standard SailingsHoliday SailingsPenalty Amount
74-45 days prior to sailing89-65 daysDeposit per Guest
44-30 days prior to sailing64-43 days50% of vacation price
29-15 days prior to sailing42-15 days75% of vacation price
14 days or less14 days or less100% of vacation price

For 6-9 night sailings, cancellation fees are as follows:

Standard SailingsHoliday SailingsPenalty Amount
89-56 days prior to sailing104-75Deposit per Guest
55-30 days prior to sailing74-4350% of vacation price
29-15 days prior to sailing42-1575% of vacation price
14 days or less14 days or less100% of vacation price

 

To read more about Disney’s cancellation fees, click here.


Holland

Deposit:

For sailings of 3-7 days, the deposit amount is $700 per stateroom, 8-24 days is $1200 per stateroom, and $3500 for sailings 25 days or longer.

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Cancellation Schedule:

Your final payment isn’t due until 75 days before sailing, cancellation fees from Holland begin that same day!

Cancellation fees apply to the entire cruise booking, including cruise fare, air add-ons, ground transfers, pre-cruise and post-cruise hotel and tour packages.

Guests who cancel within the dates shown below for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following per-person cancellation fees:

Grand World, Grand Voyages, any Segment of a Grand World or Grand Voyage, 29-50 day Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas, Incan Empires, Amazon Explorer, 30+ day Europe Transatlantic or any segment of a 30+ day Europe Transatlantic sailing, Africa Explorer and Far East Explorer are subject to the follow cancellation penalties:

120–91 days prior to departure – deposit amount

90–76 days prior to departure – 60% of gross fare

75 days prior to departure – 100% of gross fare

All Holiday, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia, Prinsendam Europe, South America and Antarctica sailings are subject to the following cancellation penalties:

90–64 days prior to departure – deposit amount

63–43 days prior to departure –  50% of gross fare

42–22 days prior to departure – 75% of gross fare

21 days or less – 100% of gross fare

For Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Canada & New England, Pacific Coastal, Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Europe, and Hawaii Sailings of 27 days or less, the following cancellation penalties will apply:

75–57 days prior to departure – deposit amount

56–29 days prior to departure – 50% of gross fare

28–16 days prior to departure – 75% of gross fare

15 days or less – 100% of gross fare

To read more about Holland’s cancellation policy, click here.


MSC

Deposit:

For MSC cruises, the deposit for a 14 day or less cruises is $99 per adult.

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Cancellation Schedule

The final payment isn’t due until 90 days before sailing, cancellation fees from MSC begin the next day! If you cancel between 89 and 61 days before your cruise, MSC will keep your deposit as a cancellation fee.

                          CRUISE < 15 NIGHTS                            CRUISE > 15 NIGHTS
89 days – 61 daysDeposit Non-Refundable109 days – 61daysDeposit Non-Refundable
60 days to 46 days50% Penalty60 days to 46 days50% Penalty
45 days – 16 days75% Penalty45 days – 31 days75% Penalty
15 days until departure100% Penalty30 days until departure100% Penalty

 

No refund will be permitted if a guest terminates his/her cruise after embarkation or while the cruise is in progress.

Cruise contracts are non – transferable.

Name changes and cruise date changes are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation fees.

*After the time of final payment, names can be changed up until 15 days prior to sailing for a $75 change fee. After 15 days there is a $100 change fee. Only one name is allowed to be changed per cabin, otherwise MSC will treat the booking as a cancellation.

Cancellation charges are assessed on the total fares, which include cruise fare, air-add-on, hotel packages, shore excursions and any other additional service arranged through MSC Cruises.

All pre-purchased MSC Cruises services, packages, and excursions canceled once onboard are subject to up to 100% penalty.


Norwegian

Deposit:

For Norwegian Cruises, sailings of 1-6 days are just $100 per person, and 7+ day sailings are $250 per person.

Haven and Suite 1-6 day sailings $250pp for guest 1 and 2, guest 3+ $100pp.
7+ day sailings $750 pp for guest 1 and 2 and guest 3+ $250pp.
S1 and H1 category 1-6 day sailings $750 pp guest 1 and 2 and guest 3+ $250 pp.
7+ day sailings $2500 pp guest 1 and 2 and guest 3+ $250pp.

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Cancellation Schedule:

Final payment is due 120 days before sailing, and cancellation fees from Norwegian begin 120 days before!

For sailings 1-6 days in length, the cancellation penalties are as follows:

75-57 days prior to departure – Deposit amount

56-30 days prior to departure – 50% or the deposit amount (whichever is greater)

29-16 days prior to departure – 75% or the deposit amount (whichever is greater)

15 days or less – 100%

For sailings 7 days or longer, the cancellation penalties are as follows:

89-76 days prior to departure – 25%

75-61 days prior to departure – 50%

60-31 days prior to departure – 75%

30 days or less – 100%

For Haven Suites, Suites, Garden Villas, and Holiday Sailings, the cancellation fees are as follows:

Greater than 120 days prior to sailing – No penalty

119-90 days prior to departure – 25% or the deposit amount (whichever is greater)

89-56 days prior to departure – 50% or the deposit amount (whichever is greater)

55 days or less – 100%

There is no Cancellation fee for guests 3-8 if cancelled outside of the 100% cancellation period.

If the reservation is cancelled within the 100% cancellation period then the applicable cancellation fee will apply for guest 3-8.


Princess

Deposit:

Princess deposits are 20% of your cruise total.  Captain’s Circle members pay 10% on select sailings.

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While your final payment isn’t due until 75 days before sailing, cancellation fees from Princess begin at 180 days before!

For cruises less than 30 days in length, the cancellation penalties are as follows:

181 days or more before sail date – Full refund

180-75 days prior to departure – Deposit amount

74-43 days prior to departure – 25% of total fare

42-15 days prior to departure – 50% of total fare

14 days or less – 100% of total fare


Royal Caribbean

Deposit:

For 1-5 day sailings, the deposit amount is $100, $250 per person for sailings 6-9 days in length, or $450 per person for cruises that are 10 days or longer.

For suite or higher categories pay the same deposit amounts. Grand suites or higher have nonrefundable deposits.   Special fares with NONREFUNDABLE deposits will begin from Royal Caribbean starting 7/1/2017. For guests interested in reserving an upper Suite or guarantee categories W,WS, X/XB, XN, Y, YO, and Z, ZI only NONREFUNDABLE deposits are available. These NONREFUNDABLE deposits also have a change fee of $100 per guest for changes to the ship/sail date.

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Cancellation Schedule:

Final payment isn’t due until 90 days before sailing and cancellation fees from Royal Caribbean begin that same day!

For nonrefundable deposits before the time of final payment- There will be $100 guest change penalty per guest. The rest of the amount will be provided to the client as a Future Cruise Certificate with Royal Caribbean. These Future Cruise Certificates are then valid for 1 year from that issue date before expiring.

For nonrefundable deposits after the time of final payment- Final payment cancellation penalties apply.

For sailings 1-4 nights in length, the cancellation penalties are as follows:

75 days or more prior to departure – no penalty

74-61 days prior to departure – 50% of total price

60-31 days prior to departure – 75% of total price

30 days or less  – 100% of total price (no refund)

 

For sailings 5 nights or longer, the cancellation penalties are as follows:

90 days or more prior to departure – no penalty

89-75 days prior to departure – 25% of total price

74-61 days prior to departure – 50% of total price

60-31 days prior to departure – 75% of total price

30 days or less – 100% of total price (no refund)


Oceania

Deposit:

Bookings require a per person deposit of 20% of the applicable fare for Owner’s, Vista and Oceania Suites and $750 for all other suite/stateroom categories. For Grand Voyages, the per person deposit is $1,500.

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Cancellation Schedule:

All cancellations must be in writing and received by Oceania Cruises no later than the day before cancellation penalties are to be assessed.

Cruises 14 days or Less:

DAYS PRIOR TO CRUISE SAIL DATE – CANCELLATION AMOUNT
91-120 Days Prior – $250 per guest administrative fee+
76-90 Days Prior – 25% of Fare
61-75 Days Prior – 50% of Fare
31-60 Days Prior – 75% of Fare
0-30 Days Prior – 100% of Fare

For Owner’s, Vista and Oceania Suites, the administrative fee for 91-120 days prior to sailing is 10% of the fare.

Cruises 15 days or more except 180-Day Voyages:

DAYS PRIOR TO CRUISE SAIL DATE – CANCELLATION AMOUNT
151-180 Days Prior – $250 per guest administrative fee+
121-150 Days Prior – 25% of Fare
91-120 Days Prior – 50% of Fare
61-90 Days Prior – 75% of Fare
0-60 Days Prior – 100% of Fare

For Owner’s, Vista and Oceania Suites, the administrative fee for 151-180 days prior to sailing is 10% of the fare.

180-Day Voyages

Deposit-181 Days Prior – $250 per guest
151-180 Days Prior – 25% of Fare
121-150 Days Prior – 50% of Fare
91-120 Days Prior – 75% of Fare
0-90 Days Prior – 100% of Fare

For Owner’s and Vista Suites, the administrative fee for Deposit-181 days prior to sailing is 10% of the fare.

+The Administrative Fee may be converted to a future cruise credit redeemable on bookings made up to 12 months after cancellation date and for travel within two years of date of issue.


Cruise Length in Days
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Carnival$100$150$200$250$250$300$300$400
Carnival Alaska$350 per person for all Alaska sailings
Carnival Panama$500 per person for all Panama Canal Sailings
Carnival Europe$350$400$500
Celebrity$100$100$100$250$250$250$450$450
Celebrity

Suite

Celebrity Suites are double the standard deposit amount
Costa$100 for military families, $400 for non-military, and $250 for Caribbean sailings
Cunard25% of cruise price
Disney20% of cruise price
Holland$700 per stateroom for sailings less than 9 days

$1200 per stateroom for sailings greater than 10 days

$840 per stateroom for Canadian sailings less than 9 days

$1440 per stateroom for Canadian sailings greater than 10 days

MSC$99 per adult for military families, $200 per adult for non-military
Norwegian$100$100$100$250$250$250$250$400
Norwegian Suites$250$250$250$750$750$750$750$750
For sailings 6+ days, guests 1 and 2 pay $750 per person while any additional guests pay $250 per person
Norwegian HawaiiAll Pride of America sailings are $250 per person
Princess20% of cruise price, select Captain’s Circle members are only required to pay 10%
Royal Caribbean$100$100$100$250$250$250$250$450
Royal Caribbean Suites--All Royal Caribbean Suites require a double deposit