March 11, 2003
Royal Caribbean and Celebrity are offering an amended cancellation policy for cruise travelers who have booked passage on some Mediterranean cruises this summer. Effective immediately, passengers who elect to cancel their voyage -- affecting a variety of sailings though not all -- by May 1 will receive a cruise credit for a future trip that's equal to 90 percent of the cancellation fees. This new policy applies only to the following: *Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas (May 12 - October 26) and Splendour of the Seas (May 24 - October 18). *Celebrity Cruises' Constellation (September 12 - October 13) and Millennium (May 11 - October 26). The credits may be used on any sailing except for those during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The credits are valid for one year from issue date, are not transferable and have no cash value. Royal Caribbean/Celebrity also stresses that this amendment is not a replacement for vacation insurance.