up to 14 days prior to sailing
Last updated: 26th March 2020
Taking into consideration current developments regarding COVID-19 or Coronavirus, Cruising Excursions fully understand that our customers may be concerned about embarking on a cruise or cruise excursion they have already booked, or about trips planned for later in the year. We of course, place our customers’ health and wellbeing as our top priority and offer all advice concerning COVID-19 with this in mind, and continue to follow the guidance of the World Health Organisation and the NHS. Similarly, we Cruising Excursions advise customers to refer to the resources provided by these organisations for the latest updates and information on this matter. Helpful links can be found at the bottom of this page to these updates and resources.
Please be advised that if you have booked a cruise excursion with us but your cruise ship does not port, or the cruise line cancels your sailing as a result of COVID-19, we offer our customers a full refund or credit towards future excursions to the same value, with no rebooking fees.
As of March 15th 2020, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to most countries outside of the UK as a result of increasing outbreaks of COVID-19. Additionally, many tourist attractions, cultural institutions, restaurants and bars, and areas that attract large gatherings have been closed in many countries.
If you choose to commence with your travel plans, it is advised that you check travel advice specific to the destination you are travelling to, and ensure you have appropriate travel insurance in place.
According to advice from the World Health Organisation, it is recommended to regularly and thoroughly wash your hands for around 20 seconds with warm water and soap or an alcohol-based hand gel.
Additionally, try to avoid touching your face and ensure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, dispose of it and wash your hands straight after.
All but essential contact with others is also advised.
If you have a query or concern about an upcoming cruise excursion that you have booked with Cruising Excursions and would like to speak to a member of the team, please visit our Contact Us page for more information.
If you have a query or concern about an upcoming cruise that you have booked, please contact the cruise line directly. We have included some useful links to major cruise operators below.
P&O Cruises – https://www.pocruises.com/travel-health-advisories
Royal Caribbean – https://www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/en/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates
Viking Cruises – https://www.vikingcruises.co.uk/
Princess Cruises – https://www.princess.com/news/notices_and_advisories/
Celebrity Cruises – https://www.celebritycruises.com/gb/travel-alert
Norwegian Cruise Line – https://www.ncl.com/uk/en/travel-alert/coronavirus
Yes, we are members of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents), number Y343X, ASTA and ACTA.
If your ship doesn’t port at the destination where you have booked your excursion, due to bad weather or any other reason, we will offer you a full refund or arrange an alternative excursion in another port of your choice.
If the cruise line has cancelled your sailing due to COVID-19 then you will be able to use any monies paid as credit towards excursions for any future sailing. Should you not wish to do this, then you will be offered a full refund. If the cruise line has not cancelled your sailing, and the sail date is more than 14 days in the future, you can cancel and receive a full refund. Should your sailing be less than 14 days in the future, and the sailing still go ahead, you will not be entitled to a refund.
If the cruise line has cancelled your sailing due to COVID-19 then you will be able to use any monies paid as credit towards excursions for any future sailing.