Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Carnival tightens cancellation policy


By Donna Tunney

Carnival Cruise Lines modified its cancellation penalties for voyages of at least six days, excluding Europe cruises.

Passengers who cancel their cruise 75 to 56 days prior to departure are now charged a cancellation fee equaling the minimum deposit on the voyage.

Passengers who cancel their cruise 55 to 30 days prior to departure are charged 50% of the cruise fare.

Previously, the date ranges were from 75 to 46 days prior to departure for forfeiture of the deposit and 45 to 30 days prior to departure for forfeiture of 50% of the cruise fare.

The change places Carnival in line with cancellation policies of other cruise lines, Carnival said. The new policy is effective with new bookings made on or after Jan. 30, 2012.