Here’s how to cancel or postpone a cruise due to COVID-19

For those who made bookings by April 29, 2022, for sailings departing before December 31, 2022, Azamara is allowing passengers to cancel as little as 48 hours ahead of their sailings. They will receive 100% of the cruise fare paid in the form of FCC. The credit is to be used by June 30, 2023, either to book another sailing departing by June 30, 2023, or toward payment for another existing booking.

Celebrity cruisers who booked by March 31, 2022, for sailing dates through Sept. 30, 2022, can cancel as little as 48 hours before sailing for a full refund. If you have paid in full, the amount will be issued in the form of FCC. Credits must be used by May 31, 2022, to book a new cruise that departs by Dec. 31, 2022. If you have not paid in full, any money you have paid will be refunded to the original form of payment. Sailings booked after March 31, 2022, and those departing after Sept. 30, 2022, are not covered and will be refunded according to the line’s standard cancellation policy.

Cunard‘s policy is somewhat convoluted in that it offers a percentage refund based on not only the amount of time that remains between cancellation and the sailing date but also the length of the sailing. Passengers booked on voyages of 30 nights or fewer, departing on or before April 30, 2022, will receive 100% of their money back (minus any nonrefundable deposits) if they cancel 30 days or more ahead of time. They will receive 75% if they cancel between 22 and 29 days out, and 50% between 15 and 21 days out. All money will be forfeited for cancellations two weeks or less before sailing. For sailings departing May 1, 2022, or later, the line’s standard cancellation policies apply.

Disney allows passengers who test positive for COVID-19, who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have had a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days to request either a full refund to their original form of payment or a credit to be applied toward a future Disney Cruise Line sailing. Credits must be used to book a voyage that departs on or before Sept. 30, 2022.

For sailings departing through Sept. 30, 2022, travelers can cancel at least 60 days from their sailing date for reimbursement. If they cancel fewer than 60 days prior, refunds will be issued according to the temporary, flexible schedule. Cruisers who cancel without one of the above qualifications will be reimbursed based on the line’s standard cancellation policy. Rather than cancel, booked passengers on departures through May 31, 2022, can instead choose to change their sailing date at no cost if it’s done at least 15 days prior to the embarkation date.