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Cruise lines that have suspended service

See all the lines that have cancelled trips because of coronavirus and how passengers will be refunded.

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We'll update this post as new announcements are made.

As of 15 March, the government announced that all international cruises — including trips with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises — were banned from docking into Australian ports for 30 days.

The move comes in response to an outbreak of COVID-19 and the need to contain its outbreak.

Check which cruise lines have suspended their service and their refund policies below.

Cruise line Service suspended Refund policy More info
Ama Waterways Europe, Africa and Asia river cruises through 25 April Full refund or 115% cruise credit More info
APT Cruises through to 24 April 120% future cruise credit More info
Avalon Waterways River Cruises Cruises through to 30 April Cruises can be moved up until 2022 More info
Azamara Cruises through April 11 For cruises departing prior to 31 March, full cruise credit given when cancelled 3 days in advance More info
Carnival Cruises through 15 May For cruises departing prior to 31 March, full cruise credit given when cancelled 3 days in advance. Cruises departing in April, full cruise credit given when cancelled after 31 March but before 31 May, full cruise credit given when cancelled by 31 March. Cruises departing May-June, full cruise credit given. All credit is valid for 12 months. More info
Celebrity Cruises through 11 April Full cruise credit More info
Costa Cruises through 3 April Future cruise credit More info
Cruise and Maritime Voyages Cruises through 24 April Full refund or 125% cruise credit More info
Cunard Cruises through 11 April 125% cruise credit. Book by 31 March 2021, cruise by March 2022 More info
Disney Cruise Line Cruises through to 12 April Refund or future cruise credit More info
Fred. Olsen Cruise Line Ocean cruises through 23 May Passengers will be contacted with options. More info
Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal ships until 19 April, global ships until 28 April Rebook without penalty More info
Holland America Line Cruises through 14 April in the USA and 1 July for Canada Ticket holders will be contacted. More info
MSC Select cruises through 30 July 125% cruise credit for Caribbean cruises from Miami. All other cruises 100% cruise credit to be used by end of 2021 More info
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises through 11 April On cruises from 13-17 March: Contact the booking agent or Norwegian Cruise Line. Receive a 150% future cruise credit. On cruises from 18 March - 11 April : Contact the booking agent or Norwegian Cruise Line. Receive a 125% future cruise credit. More info
Oceania Asia cruises until June Refund or future cruise credit More info
P&O Cruises through 15 May 200% cruise credit or full refund More info
Ponant Cruises through to 19 April Future cruise credit valid for 18 months More info
Princess Cruises through 10 May Varies depending on departure dates. Princess is offering two options: Transfer money already paid toward original cruise + a bonus to be used on a future cruise Refund + future cruise credit More info
Regent Cruises through 11 April 125% future cruise credit to use before 31 December 2022 or 100% refund More info
Royal Caribbean Cruises through 10 April 125% future cruise credit to use by 31 December 2021 or full refund More info
Scenic River cruises through 30 April 125% future cruise credit for use within 24 months or full refund More info
Seabourn Cruises through to 12 April 125% future cruise credit to use by 31 December 2021. Or 100% refund. More info
Silversea Cruises through 10 April 125% cruise credit or full refund More info
Tauck Cruises through to 14 April Ticket holders will be contacted. More info
Uniworld Europe river cruises through 23 April and Egypt tours through 25 April Cruise credit to use within the next 2 years More info
Viking Cruises through 30 April 125% future cruise credit or full refund of the amount paid More info
Windstar Cruises through 30 April Full refund or 125% credit for a future cruise More info

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