Given the recent forward movement in the resumption of cruising from the United States, Royal Caribbean had decided to cancel some summer sailings from other North American homeports. Specifically, Royal Caribbean cancels Bermuda cruises on Vision of the Seas.
Vision of the Seas was scheduled to begin cruising from its new summer homeport of Bermuda on June 26th.
This 7-day itinerary was planned to offer an overnight in Bermuda to enjoy all that the island has to offer. In addition, the itinerary included a full day stop at the cruise line’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Despite this decision to cancel these sailings, the cruise line remains encouraged by the recent progress in the cruise industry. Given travelers’ preferences for departure ports closer to home, Royal Caribbean has made the difficult decision to cancel these sailings.
“We continue to work in close partnership with the Ministry of Transport and the Bermuda Tourism Authority towards our common goal of reviving local tourism as part of our larger return to service scope.”
For guests currently booked on Vision of the Seas, they can opt for a 125% Future Cruise Credit or a refund. The Future Cruise Credit (FCC) is based on the total cruise fare paid per guest. It will be automatically issued on or before June 18, 2021. Taxes and fees, as well as any pre-purchased amenities or onboard packages, will be automatically refunded to the original form of payment within 45 days.
Guests who would prefer a refund will need to select this option on or before June 30, 2021. The refund will be credited to the original form of payment within 45 days.
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