Is it safe to book your 2022 or 2023 cruise? or Book Cheap Tickets? Advice is conflicting!
Don’t book anything, where you end up getting “refunds” as “Credit”
Travel Industry like to tell everyone:
“While it’s critically important to remain vigilant and take useful precautions in times like these, it’s equally important to make calm, rational, and fact-based decisions.”
Check cancellation policies of all the Cruise lines and Airlines.
Some of these cruise liners and airlines will end up filing for bankruptcy and you will be taken to the cleaners!
Cruise Cancellation Policy
Norwegian Cruise Line future cruise credit is useless
Royal Caribbean Cruises future cruise credit.
Carnival Keep Away from Carnival
The future cruise credit must be used on a cruise within 24 months from the date of cancellation and can only be applied to your cruise fare. Any unused portion will be forfeited.
Princess Cruises retroactively give you a Future Cruise Credit for 100% of your cancellation fees automatically where applicable.
Airline Cancellation Policy
Am I Entitled to a Refund?
Refunds : US Department of Transportation
Example of Refund Policy @ Jet Blue
There are no change or cancellation fees on most of our fares, except Blue Basic.
Fare difference and fare rules on date of change apply.
Passengers who purchase non-refundable tickets are not entitled to a refund unless the airline makes a promise to provide a refund or the airline cancels a flight or makes a significant schedule change.
Keep in mind, there is a $25 non-refundable fee per person for changing or canceling a reservation by contacting JetBlue Customer Support (in addition to any fees applicable to the fare). You can save this $25 per-person fee by self-serving online at jetblue.com
All they are talking about is issuing a credit but no Refund
For domestic travel, tickets must be reissued and travel completed within one year of the original ticket date.
For international travel, tickets must be reissued to the same or another international destination, and travel must begin within one year of the original ticket date.
United Airlines refund Credit valued for 24 months!
American Airlines you can rebook without change fees, but only credit, No cash refunds
Does Spirit offer refundable fares?
Spirit Airlines do not offer refundable fares – day light robbery.
Qatar Airways is refunding real cash
All other Airlines suck with refund vouchers, even after they got loans from congress and free money from feds – double-dipping at the best!
Hotel Cancellation Policy
Hotels are at 25% Occupancy: useless credit voucher is common!
The entire hotel industry is experiencing an unprecedented increase in service requests from customers due to the overwhelming impact of the novel coronavirus varients.
“For customers who have booked a refundable rate, please visit our Customer Service Portal to change or cancel.”