Expectations Cruises remain committed to providing our customers with quality and worry-free cruise packages. We know that whether you are currently seeking that perfect cruise, or are looking ahead to your upcoming holiday, you may have some questions about how a cruise holiday may be affected by ongoing world events.
It’s worth remembering that:
We are working closely with our cruise line partners, who are continually assessing their upcoming itineraries to ensure that they are operating in accordance with the latest advice from the relevant authorities.
Should a holiday be cancelled, our customers will be provided with notification and a full refund.
Any customer affected by a ‘significant change’ will be contacted by our dedicated team to discuss their options, including the right to a refund.
We also have a separate team working to help affected customers find their next perfect cruise.
Any decisions to make necessary changes to your holiday whilst you are away will be taken with your safety in mind.
If you have booked a flight inclusive package holiday and you need to be brought home from a different port of disembarkation from that anticipated, you can be assured that new flight arrangements will be made on your behalf and at no cost to you.
Should a change in cruise itinerary be necessary, you can rely on our cruise line partners to keep you updated of developments whilst the sailing is in progress.
If your holiday is cut short by the operator, you will be due a refund for any unfulfilled elements as well as brought home at the earliest opportunity at no further cost to you.
Currently the UK Government advise against all but essential travel to China. If you have planned upcoming travel to China, we suggest that you do not make any arrangements towards obtaining a visa at this point in time.
What are cruise lines doing to ensure the safety of passengers?
Customers will not be taken to destinations where the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against travel.
Cruise ships have well established practices for the prevention of spreading of illness. They are however taking additional steps prior to letting passengers aboard.
These include denial of boarding to passengers that:
For more information from individual cruise suppliers, please see the relevant pages below.