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Page last updated: October 12, 2020 at 11:41AM ET

As we monitor global developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our priority remains to provide our customers with an amazing vacation experience. That means keeping you informed every step of the way and providing you with important information you should know before you go.

In an abundance of caution, all Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) cruise lines have voluntarily and temporarily suspended operations until October 31, 2020. Adjustments to their cancellation and payment policies provide you with greater confidence, flexibility and options for your cruise vacation. You deserve to be worry-free while you're at sea. That's why the global cruise community is going above and beyond to keep you safe while you're on vacation.

Cruising with confidence means that your Vacation Specialist is here for you before, during and after your vacation. With our Cruise Fare Watch tool, we automatically monitor the price of your cruise and are alerted if the price drops so we can look into saving you money or getting you an upgrade.

CRUISING CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF THE SAFEST WAYS TO TRAVEL

The cruise lines have spent many months working with leaders in public safety, biosecurity, epidemiology, hospitality, and maritime operations to create a plan for the safe return of cruising. Their recommendations have been adopted by the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) as the blueprint to follow for the global cruising community. The cruise industry has become the first in the travel sector to commit to 100% testing of passengers and crew worldwide.

New health and safety measures you can expect include:

  • 100% testing of all passengers and crew, and a negative COVID-19 test result mandated before boarding
  • Enhanced sanitation and ventilation upgrades, and masks in use when social distancing isn't possible
  • Additional medical facilities, equipment, and staff on board

A different – but still fun – cruise experience:
While health and safety is the top priority, your cruise experience should still be fun! The cruise lines are also working hard to ensure you can enjoy the same experiences, just in a modified way.

Some modifications you can expect include:

  • Reduced capacity on board and inside specific venues (less crowds!)
  • Shore excursions run by the cruise line (to limit exposure to third parties)
  • Served buffets (who doesnÂ’t like to be served?)
  • Virtual muster drills (so much better than before!)

In addition, we know our customers have questions about their upcoming cruise and want to share the latest cruise line policy updates that provide options and flexibility should you want to reschedule your vacation. Check back for the latest Coronavirus Updates and Advisories as they become available.

In an abundance of caution, there have been several voluntary travel suspensions and port closures. Many cruise lines have increased their safety protocols with health screenings and travel history precautions. Please contact your Vacation Specialist who can help keep you informed with important travel information.

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AmaWaterways

We are continuously monitoring the updates from global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world with regards to the ongoing situation. At this time, we have extended suspensions for river cruise sailings embarking through November 30, 2020. AmaWaterways will continue to offer our Travel Waiver Plus – Book with Peace of Mind.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Azamara

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We have come to the decision to suspend Azamara's 2020-2021 winter sailings and return to service for our 2021 spring season in Europe. Azamara Quest will return to Europe on March 20, 2021. Azamara Journey will follow with a 8-Night Iberia Intensive voyage on April 9, 2021. Azamara Pursuit will return with six brand new Greek isle-hopping voyages, kicking off the series with a 7-Night Greece Intensive voyage on May 9, 2021.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Carnival Cruise Line

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we regret to inform our guests that Carnival Cruise Line is having to cancel the following sailings:

  • All November and December 2020 sailings have been cancelled.
  • Exception: December 2020 sailings from Miami and Port Canaveral will remain in place, however guest have the ability to voluntary cancel and receive the same offer (i.e. FCC or Refund).

Carnival Cruise Line has announced additional sailing cancellations of the Carnival Breeze and Carnival Magic as well as the delayed arrival/cancellations of sailings for the newly transformed Carnival Radiance and of its new ship the Mardi Gras. Here are more details:

  • Mardi Gras will now enter into service from Port Canaveral, Fla. on February 6, 2021. Itineraries out of Port Canaveral for departures from November 14, 2020 to January 30, 2021 have been cancelled.
  • Carnival Radiance's transformation is likely not going to be completed until the spring.
  • As a result of the delayed arrival of Carnival Radiance, Carnival Breeze will be redeployed from Fort Lauderdale to Port Canaveral and will assume the itineraries for Carnival Radiance from November 8, 2020 to April 24, 2021. Consequently, guests on 18 Carnival Breeze sailings from Fort Lauderdale scheduled to operate from November 7, 2020 to March 7, 2021 are being notified that their cruises have been cancelled.
  • Carnival Magic's transatlantic and European itineraries from March 13, 2021 to May 3, 2021 have been cancelled. Seven sailings previously scheduled for Carnival Breeze from Fort. Lauderdale from March 13 to April 24, 2021 will move to Miami and those guests will sail on the same itinerary, but on Carnival Magic operating from PortMiami.

We truly value our guests and appreciate your patience and understanding. To that end, we want to provide flexibility as you think about your future plans. Below are two options for guests whose cruise has been canceled to consider, including a bonus value offer. We look forward to welcoming you on board, when the time is right for you.

Carnival will honor this offer for any guests who were previously booked on these voyages and canceled their booking on or after March 6, 2020.

Current Cruise Length Option 1: Enhanced Value Option 2: What You Paid
6+ Days • 100% future cruise credit*

• US$600 onboard credit per stateroom on next cruise if booked by 12/31/20 for a sailing departing by 12/31/22*
100% refund
5 Days
Or Less
• 100% future cruise credit*

• US$300 onboard credit per stateroom on next cruise if booked by 12/31/20 for a sailing departing by 12/31/22*
100% refund

Regardless of the option you select, your taxes, fees and port expenses, Carnival Vacation Protection, pre-paid gratuities, pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions, beverage and Wi-Fi packages, and Fun Shop purchases will be automatically refunded to the original form of payment.

If you purchased your own flights for getting to your cruise, we encourage you to contact your airline or travel agent about your options as the airlines are being flexible with change fees.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Celebrity Cruises

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In order to ensure the most effective initiatives are in place for a healthy return to service, Celebrity Cruises will be extending the suspension of global operations for all sailings departing on or before November 30th, 2020, as well as our Winter 2020/21 season in Asia and Australia.

July 22, 2020 Update: All new and existing bookings made before September 30th, 2020 qualify for Cruise with Confidence, which offers:

  • LIFT & SHIFT option is for those wishing to move their cruise vacation to next year, while protecting the original cruise fare and promotion. Select next year's sailing on the same itinerary type, sailing length, stateroom category, and within the same 4-week window of the original cruise date and your clients are all set.
  • GREATER FLEXIBILITY for guests, they can cancel or change their cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing. Refunds will be issued as a 100% FCC; bookings must be paid in full.
  • OUR BEST PRICE GUARANTEE allows guests to change their price and/or their chosen promotion up to 48 hours prior to cruise. Refunds issued as an OBC inside final payment.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Crystal Cruises

Ocean, Yacht and Expedition Cruises

Regrettably, Crystal has extended its suspension of cruises until the end of December due to the ongoing uncertain travel environment. In the meantime, we are proactively planning for the day we can sail again.


River Cruises

Like all travel enthusiasts, we are eagerly anticipating the day we can return to sailing the world again and welcome our guests back aboard. Unfortunately, the pandemic caused by Covid-19, coupled with differing restrictions regarding entry into the European Union (EU), continues to impact when and where this can happen. Given the continued uncertainty surrounding this global health crisis, it is with regret that we have had to cancel all River voyages aboard Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel through the remainder of 2020.

We sincerely apologize for this disruption to our guests' travels and invite them to consider rescheduling their cruise with the two options shared here representing added value, choice and flexibility:

  • 2020 to 2021 River Rollover
    Move their current 2020 reservation, including all payments made, to an equivalent sailing during the same time period in 2021, with price protection on the cruise fare and port charges – representing a significant value for them.

    OR
  • Reservation Transfer
    If a guest chooses not to rollover their cruise to a 2021 river sailing, they may transfer their reservation to any Crystal experience (Ocean, River, Yacht or Expedition) embarking through December 31, 2023 at prevailing rates. All monies paid will be transferred to the new reservation.

If any guests do not elect an option by August 14, 2020, we will automatically issue a Future Credit, equal to 100% of the cruise fare paid, valid on any Crystal experience (Ocean, River, Yacht or Expedition) embarking through December 31, 2023 – along with a refund of port charges, taxes and fees paid, and any air and hotel packages booked through Crystal.

RIVER ROLLOVER: An equivalent sailing is defined as a 2021 voyage on the same river, of the same duration, in the same room category and as listed on our equivalent sailing list. This offer is valid through August 14, 2020.

FUTURE CRUISE CREDIT is issued as a Future Cruise Payment (FCP) representing the cruise fare paid and may be applied to multiple future bookings and may be used towards deposit requirement on their new booking. Future Credits are redeemable through December 31, 2023. Once Credits are issued, they are not eligible for a refund.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Cunard Line

As a result of the continuing impact of Covid-19, Cunard has extended its pause in operations to sailings up to March 25, 2021 for Queen Elizabeth, April 18, 2021 for Queen Mary 2 and May 16, 2021 for Queen Victoria. In addition to the pause in operations, all of Queen Elizabeth's sailings due to depart between March 26, 2021 and December 13, 2021, in and around Australia, Japan and Alaska, will be cancelled. We will again be providing booked guests with the option to receive 125% FCC or 100% refund.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Disney Cruise Line

In alignment with the announcement from Cruise Lines International Association regarding the voluntary extension of suspended passenger operations from U.S. ports, Disney Cruise Line is cancelling all sailings through at least December 6, 2020 as well as the following November sailings:

  • Disney Fantasy will be cancelled through December 6
  • Disney Dream and Disney Wonder will be cancelled through December 11
  • Disney Magic will be cancelled through December 12

Guests booked on affected sailings who have paid their reservation in full will be offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing or a full refund. Guests who have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far. These Guests will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps.

Please contact your Vacation Specialist with any questions pertaining to these cancellations.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Holland America Line

During this pause in our business, we have continued to closely monitor the progression of COVID-19, global travel and port restrictions, and guidance from public health authorities. We have come to the conclusion that we will not be able to return to sailing as soon as we had hoped and have made the difficult decision to extend our pause of cruise operations to voyages departing through December 15, 2020.

  • Guest bookings on impacted cruises automatically will be cancelled, and no action is needed for guests opting for the Future Cruise Credit (FCC).
    • Paid in Full: Those who had paid in full will receive 125% FCC of the base cruise fare paid to Holland America Line.
    • Not Paid in Full: Those with bookings not paid in full will receive an FCC of double the amount of the deposit paid for the cruise. The minimum FCC is $100 and the maximum will be an amount up to the base cruise fare paid.
  • Refund requests should be made via the Cancellation Preferences form before September 15, 2020.
  • Future Cruise Credits are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and may be used to book sailings departing through December 31, 2022.
  • All other funds paid to Holland America Line may be transferred to a new booking or will automatically be refunded via the method of payment used to purchase the services.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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MSC Cruises

Cruise with Confidence

As we continue to monitor the global health pandemic, we wanted to provide you and your clients an update on upcoming sailings. Here are the cancelled November 2020 Sailings:

  • Sailings from the U.S. to the Caribbean and The Bahamas - We have made the difficult decision to extend our temporary halt of operations for all Caribbean and Bahamas cruises, including sailings on MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia, through to and including November 30, 2020.
  • Sailings from the Mediterranean and Far East - For all cruises departing from the Mediterranean and Far East, MSC Cruises is also canceling sailings through to and including November 30, 2020, with the exception of MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica, sailing in the Mediterranean with guests from Schengen countries only.
  • MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica - Sailings are cancelled for U.S. guests. MSC Grandiosa is now on her seventh consecutive 7-night cruise in the Western Mediterranean and MSC Magnifica is set to restart on October 19. While we have resumed these sailings, with booking conditions and travel restrictions varying by region, for this initial phase of the restart of operations we continue to only welcome guests who are residents in Schengen countries. Therefore, for booked U.S. guests, we are also cancelling bookings on the following cruises:
    • MSC Magnifica sailings through December 18, 2020
    • MSC Grandiosa sailings through December 20, 2020
  • Sailings from other regions around the world - Please continue to check back for additional updates and information on sailings from all other regions around the world.

Cruise Assurance program - temporary guest cancellation policy*:

  • Guests sailing on or before December 31, 2020 have the option to cancel their reservation up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive a Future Cruise Credit for 100% of the original cruise fare paid and reschedule for a future date. Any applicable prepaid items will be refunded to the original form of payment. This includes bookings within final payment and paid in full. If you choose to cancel your current cruise, you will receive a Future Cruise Credit (excl. government taxes, fees & prepaid items) to reschedule for a future cruise.
  • Guests can apply their Future Cruise Credit to any future cruise of their choice departing on or before December 31, 2021.

*Should you wish not to participate in the Cruise Assurance program, normal payment and cancellation policies apply.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Norwegian Cruise Line

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, we have made the decision to further suspend all voyages through and including November 30, 2020, as well as all voyages onboard Norwegian Star, Dawn and Spirit with embarkation dates through March 31, 2021.

Norwegian Sun sailings from May 21, 2020 through October 18, 2020 have also been canceled. Due to a delay in construction at the terminal building at the port in Panama Norwegian Sun sailings from January 3, 2021 through and including January 31, 2021, and February 15, 2021 through March 17, 2021. The Sun sailing on February 12, 2021 is not being impacted. As a result of changes to the redeployment of Norwegian's fleet, all Norwegian Jewel sailings from September 25, 2020 through February 27, 2021 have been canceled. All voyages in October 2020 to Canada/New England and Pacific Coastal cruises embarking in Vancouver have also been canceled.

In addition and as a result of fleet re-deployment, all Norwegian Epic sailings from October 31, 2021 through and including November 10, 2021 have been canceled. These include:
• October 31, 2021 from Barcelona, Spain
• November 3, 2021 from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
• November 7, 2021 from Barcelona, Spain
• November 10, 2021 from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

All guests with current and active bookings from March 18 through July 31, 2020 will automatically receive their refund in the form of a future cruise credit valued at 125% of the fare paid. These future cruise credits can be applied anytime within one year of issue date and toward any Norwegian Cruise Line voyage through December 31, 2022.

A lesser value refund is also available for guests who elect not to retain the bonus future cruise credits provided. These guests can elect to receive a 100% refund of the fare paid to be reimbursed to the original form of payment ninety days after the request for a refund has been submitted. All refund requests must be received via the web form.

Below represents a re-cap of options for all affected guests of suspended voyages:

Your Departure Date In 2020 Option 1: Enhanced Value Future Cruise Credit (FCC) Option 2: Refund of Amount Paid Refund Request Due Date:
March 13th

March 17th
150% Refund as an FCC 100% Refund April 27, 2020
March 18th

May 14th
125% Refund as an FCC 100% Refund April 27, 2020
May 15th

June 30th
125% Refund as an FCC 100% Refund May 13, 2020
July 1st

July 31st
125% Refund as an FCC 100% Refund June 19, 2020

For all new and existing individual and group bookings (booked by July 31, 2020) that embark from March 10, 2020 through and including November 30, 2020:

  • Guests can cancel up until 48 hours prior to vacation start date. Cancelled reservations that occur prior to 48 hours to vacation date will receive a 100% future cruise credit (FCC) to be used for ANY Norwegian sailing embarking on or before December 31, 2022.
    • Vacation start date includes any pre-hotel or Cruisetour packages
    • FCC will include all components of the reservation that have been paid, including but not limited to: shore excursions, beverage and dining packages (including associated gratuities), service charges and air or transfers pre purchased through Norwegian.

Peace of Mind Policy: Now extended through October 31, 2021, our Peace of Mind policy is for any existing or new reservations made and deposited by September 30, 2020 and allows guests the ability to cancel in advance of embarkation, for a full refund in the form of a future cruise credit.

  • 2020 Sailings: Guests are free to cancel anytime up to 48 hours in advance of embarkation (for any voyage embarking through December 31, 2020)
  • 2021 Sailings: Guests are free to cancel anytime up to 15 days in advance of embarkation (for any voyage embarking January 1, 2021 through October 31, 2021)

Final Payment Policy: Our new final payment policy for all 2020 voyages now postpones final payment until 60 days prior to embarkation.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Oceania Cruises

The safety, security and well-being of our guests, crew and communities we visit is our number one priority.

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and the global health environment. With COVID-19 continuing to impact communities and ports around the globe, we have extended our voluntary temporary suspension of voyages. Oceania is extending their suspension of all voyages through November 3, 2020 (for Marina, Riviera, Regatta, Nautica and Sirena) and all voyages aboard Insignia through April 26, 2021.

COVID-19 TRAVEL AND HEALTH PROTOCOLS FOR VOYAGES EMBARKING MAY 15, 2020 ONWARD
We have proactively implemented a comprehensive set of preventative measures outlined below to address concerns regarding COVID-19. We will continue to consult with The World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other global public health and industry associations and will take additional preventative actions as deemed necessary. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for more information.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruise Lines has extended its suspension for the majority of its fleet through December 15, 2020. Due to the continued progression of COVID-19 and related decisions of various government, health authorities, and airlines regarding travel restrictions, Princess Cruises is extending its pause in cruise operations impacting the following voyages:

  • Princess Cruises is extending its pause in cruise operations in Australia through December 18, 2020 which includes cruises throughout Australia and New Zealand
  • All sailings in Asia, Caribbean, California Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America & Antarctica, Japan, and Tahiti/South Pacific through December 15, 2020

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and the global health environment. With COVID-19 continuing to impact communities and ports around the globe, we have extended our voluntary temporary suspension of voyages embarking through November 30, 2020, as well as all 2020 Canada & New England. In addition, we are suspending our Full 2021 World Cruise, along with voyages departing through April 2021 aboard Seven Seas Mariner®.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Royal Caribbean International

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At Royal Caribbean International, our guests and crew's safety and well-being are always our top priorities. After further consulting with our partners at Cruise Lines International Association and in conjunction with the CDC, we have decided to extend the suspension of sailings for our global fleet for all sailings through November 30th, 2020. Our goal is to resume operations on December 1st, 2020. However, the following circumstances have extended the suspension for the following ships and sailings:

  • Australia sailings through December 31st, 2020.
  • Odyssey of the Seas sailings from November 5th, 2020 through April 17th, 2021 will be cancelled. Given the closure of shipyards along with the disruption to the supply chain caused by this pandemic, we'll need additional time to complete the Odyssey of the Seas' scheduled construction.
  • Liberty of the Seas' amplification has been postponed to a later date, and the ship will now sail to Galveston earlier than planned. Regrettably, only one ship can dock at the Galveston pier at a time, so we have to cancel our February 14, 2021 Jewel of the Seas cruise.

July 22, 2020 Update: We're extending our Cruise with Confidence policy to allow cancellations up to 48-hours prior to sailing, in exchange for a 100% Future Cruise Credit (FCC) on sailings through April 2022 for bookings made on or before November 30, 2020.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Seabourn

Cruise with Confidence

Seabourn announced that it will extend the voluntary pause of global operations for its five cruise ships. The pause will apply to each of Seabourn's five ships differently with each having a different "effective through" date in either October or November.

  • Seabourn Odyssey: paused through the Europe season, with its operations pause effective through January 15, 2021.
  • Seabourn Sojourn: paused through Alaska/British Columbia season, with its operations pause effective through October 13, 2020.
  • Seabourn Quest: operations pause effective through May 10, 2021.
  • Seabourn Encore: operations pause effective through May 28, 2021.
  • Seabourn Ovation: operations pause effective through April 18, 2021.

Now, you can book your cruise with confidence: cancel for any reason and receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit (FCC) in the amount of your cancellation fees. Some restrictions apply.

Existing and new bookings with cruise sailing prior to July 31st, 2020.

  • Booking is cancelled no less than 48 hours prior to sailing.
  • If your booking meets the eligibility criteria, your cancellation will be processed automatically and you will receive a confirmation with your Future Cruise Credit details in approximately two weeks.
  • The Future Cruise Credit can be redeemed by making a booking by December 30, 2020 for any published voyage(s) departing prior to December 31, 2021.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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Viking Cruises

As of March 11, 2020, Viking is temporarily suspending operations of their river and ocean cruises. Viking believes they will be in a better place to provide the experiences their guests expect and deserve and plan to resume operations on December 31, 2020.

When itinerary changes are required, Viking will communicate via Viking's Customer Relations team. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for details regarding your specific voyage.

These policies are subject to the cruise line's terms and conditions, they are ever-changing and restrictions may apply. Please contact your Vacation Specialist for complete details.


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