Cunard Cancels Entire Alaska Cruise Season Plus More Cancellations

Cunard introduced at this time that they’ve cancelled their total Alaska cruise season.  As well as, they’ve prolonged the momentary suspension of different cruise departures as much as and together with July 31, 2020. 

Cunard Queen Mary 2

Cunard Alaska Cruise Season Cancelled

With ports closed and the CDC’s No Sail Order extending into July, Cunard determined that even when the order is lifted, to do a shortened Alaska cruise season wouldn’t be possible.  Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth was scheduled for a full Alaska cruise season, from June via early September with departures from Vancouver, Canada.  

Included in Queen Elizabeth’s Alaska cruise ports in Southeast Alaska and the Inside Passage had been Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan.  

Glacier Bay Alaska
Queen Elizabeth was scheduled to spend a day in breathtaking Glacier Bay.

After checking varied cruise reserving websites, the following cruise for Queen Elizabeth is September 28, when the ship will set out for a nine-night round-trip cruise from Yokohama, Japan.  

Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria cancelled cruises

Cunard has cancelled all sailings that had been scheduled to depart as much as and together with July 31, 2020.

“These are extraordinary instances and this world outbreak continues to problem Cunard and the journey business as an entire,” mentioned Simon Palethorpe, President, Cunard. “We might love nothing greater than to convey our fleet again in to service, and provides our friends the vacations they deserve and lengthy for, however with the lockdowns and journey restrictions in place around the globe, that is merely not doable right now.” “We’ve got been crusing for 180 years and we stay up for many extra,” he added. “We are going to get via these powerful instances collectively and stay up for welcoming our friends again on board once more when the time is correct.”

What to do in case your Cunard Alaska cruise or different Cunard cruises are cancelled

Cunard can be speaking with all friends who’re booked on affected voyages.  In the event you booked your cruise with a journey agent, Cunard is within the means of of contacting them as effectively however acknowledged that the cruise line will instantly contact those that have a cancelled cruise.

In the event you had been booked on the cancelled voyages, you’ll robotically obtain a 125% Future Cruise Credit score.  Additionally, you will have the choice to obtain a full refund.  In the event you select the Future Cruise Credit score, it could be utilized to any crusing that departs earlier than the top of March 2022.  The brand new reserving with the FCC, should be made by December 31, 2021.

Different methods to make use of your Cunard Future Cruise Credit score

If in case you have mates or household that wish to cruise with you, the Future Cruise Credit score may be utilized in the direction of a second cabin to convey mates or household.  It can be utilized to improve an current reserving.  Full particulars of the modifications to operations and choices out there to friends as a result of journey on cancelled voyages, may be discovered at Cunard.com.

Merely acknowledged, any FCC created due to COVID-19 cancellation can be utilized:

  • By friends on a future new reserving (as commonplace). 
  • By the visitor to improve an current reserving to a better meta or upgraded fare kind. 
  • Cut up throughout a number of future bookings. 
  • Used in the direction of a cruise reserving the place the visitor already has a stay reserving and needs to e-book one other stateroom for a buddy or member of the family.

Cunard Extends Closing Fee Dates with new Cancellation Penalty

In case you are scheduled to depart on Queen Mary 2 or Queen Victoria following the newest posted suspension, Cunard has up to date their last fee due date.  Closing fee has been lowered from 120 days to 60 days previous to crusing. This alteration solely applies to new and current bookings on cruises that had been booked in North America. 

New Cancellation Price schedule change:

The brand new charges apply to all voyages between 120 and 200 days out, or as much as finish of September 2020. 

  • 59 to 31 Days to departure:  50% of web fare (was 31 to 60 days out and the identical 50% penalty, just one day distinction)
  • 30 to 15 Days to departure:  75% of web fare  (no change in present coverage)
  • 14 to 00 Days to departure:  100% of web fare (no change in present coverage)

Cunard is carefully monitoring the state of affairs and can notify friends to inform them all the doable choices. 

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