(4:05 p.m. EST) — Norwegian Cruise Line has adjusted its cancellation and final payment policies. Under the new policy, cruisers will incur penalties further from the sailing date when canceling, effective for bookings made on or after January 1, 2016.
Currently, sailings six days or longer canceled 56 to 75 days in advance of embarkation guarantee passengers their full deposit back. Under the new policy, final payment for sailings six or more days is now due 90 days prior to sailing versus the current policy of 75 days. In conjunction with that, cancellation penalties will now begin at 89 days prior to sailing.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s deposit schedule has also shifted. Previously, for cruises of six to nine nights, you would need to put down a deposit of $250 per person. On or after January 1, that shifts to $250 per person for cruises seven to nine days; cruises two to six nights only require a $100 deposit per person.
If you’re booking a holiday sailing, be sure about it. Final payments for cruises during Christmas and New Year’s are due 120 days (about four months) prior from the sailing dates, excluding cruises on Norwegian Sky.
View the full cancellation fee and payment schedule on Norwegian’s website for more details.