Norwegian Cruise Line Resevillkor
Changes by you
(1) Should you wish to make any changes to your confirmed holiday, you must notify us as soon as possible and in any event more than 30 days before departure except as set out below in relation to a transfer. Whilst we will endeavour to assist, we cannot guarantee we will be able to meet any such requests. Where we are able to do so, an amendment fee of €50 per person per change will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. Restricted Air flights cannot be changed after confirmation. If your reservation includes a Restricted Air flight, any change will incur a 100% cancellation charge of the flight cost together with the full cost of booking another flight. It may be possible to make changes at a later stage but the costs involved in doing so will be higher.
(2) If any individual Guest wishes to transfer their individual booking to another person (introduced by you), you may do so provided the person to whom you wish to transfer your individual booking satisfies all conditions which form part of your contract with us. Requests for transfers must be made in writing at least 7 days before departure and must be accompanied by the name and other required details of the person(s) to whom the booking will be transferred. The costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result together with an amendment fee of €50 per person transferring their place must be paid before the transfer can be made. For flight inclusive bookings, you must also pay the charges levied by the airline(s) concerned. Guests should note that airlines may not allow name changes on scheduled flights and that the flight booking may need to be cancelled (with payment of the applicable cancellation charges which may be up to 100% of the flight cost) and rebooked if a name needs to be changed. The rebooking will always be subject to flight availability and to the payment of the full cost of the new ticket. Restricted Air flights cannot be changed after confirmation so a 100% cancellation charge together with the full cost of booking another flight will apply.
Cancellation by you
(1) You may cancel your confirmed booking at any time before departure. Should you need to do so, the party leader (who must be at least 18 - for itineraries that begin or end in North America or China or include ports of call in North America or China the minimum age requirement is 21 years) must immediately telephone us on 0800 0310 2121 during normal working hours. If an individual Guest wishes to cancel their place on the booking (but not the entire booking), that person must telephone us on 0800 0310 2121 during normal working hours. Alternatively, you may notify the travel agent through whom you made your booking of your cancellation. The cancellation may be confirmed by writing to the Guest Services Department, e-post - firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellation charges (as set out below) will apply. In calculating these charges, we have taken account of the period before departure the cancellation is notified to us, expected costs savings arising as a result of your cancellation and the likely generation of income from other bookings made with us which utilise the cancelled services.
Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding taxes, fees, amendment charges and the cost of any Restricted Air flight(s). Amendment charges are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling. Providing we are notified of the cancellation prior to departure, government and port taxes will be refunded where paid. If you book and cancel back to back cruises, cancellation charges as shown below will be payable in respect of each cruise.
Period before departure notification of cancellation received by us
Cancellation charge per person cancelling*
more than 29 days: 20%
28 - 15 days: 50%
14 - 8 days: 75%
7 days and less+: 95%
(1) Guests are required as a condition of our accepting your booking to take out adequate and appropriate holiday insurance to cover as a minimum all travel, cancellation, curtailment, medical and repatriation liabilities (including where these arise as a result of circumstances outside your control such as, without limitation, accident or illness or inability to travel for other reasons). You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 14 days of making full payment for your holiday at latest but you are recommended to do so before or at the time of booking.
(2) Please be aware that any advice against non-essential international travel (including as a result of COVID-19) issued by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (or equivalent authorities outside the UK for citizens of those countries) may have an impact on your travel insurance. You must check the policy terms prior to purchasing your insurance.
(3) Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable for your particular needs. We do not check the extent or adequacy of the cover provided by any insurance policies.
Changes and cancellation by us
(1) Pre-departure changes:
a. Changes to advertised and confirmed holiday arrangements sometimes have to be made both before and after bookings are confirmed. Most changes to confirmed bookings will be insignificant and we have the right to make these. Where an insignificant change is made before departure, we will notify you in writing. No compensation is payable for insignificant changes. Insignificant changes are likely to include (but are not limited to) a change of confirmed cabin to another within the same cabin category or higher, airline, flight time of less than 12 hours, departure airport to another serving the same city, airport of destination or aircraft (if advised). Please also see clause 10(3) below in respect of the potential impact of COVID-19 or other communicable disease/illness related measures.
b. Occasionally, before departure, we may be constrained by circumstances beyond our control to make a significant alteration to one or more of the main characteristics of the travel services which form part of your confirmed booking or to any special requirements which we have accepted and agreed to fulfil as part of our contract as referred to in clause 16. All alterations which are not significant in accordance with this clause will be treated as insignificant changes. Alterations may be necessary due to COVID-19 or other communicable disease/illness related measures - see clause 10(3) below. Such alterations are unlikely to constitute a significant change.
c. In the event that we have to significantly alter any of the main characteristics of your confirmed holiday arrangements or accepted special requirements before departure, we will provide you with the following information in writing as soon as possible:
(i) the proposed alteration(s) and any impact they have on the price of your holiday;
(ii) in the event that you do not wish to accept the alteration, details of any alternative holiday we are able to offer and the applicable price (where this is of a lower quality or cost, there will be a price reduction);
(iii) your entitlement to cancel your booking and receive a full refund if you do not want to accept the alteration or any alternative holiday offered; and
(iv) the period within which you must inform us of your decision and what will happen if you don’t do so (this period will depend on how quickly we need your response).
d. If you choose to cancel your booking in accordance with clause 10(1) c, we will refund all payments you have made to us within the period prescribed by the legislation applicable at the relevant time from the date the cancellation takes effect and terminates the contract (which will usually be the date we or the travel agent through whom you made your booking send you a cancellation invoice following receipt of your written cancellation notification). If we don't hear from you with your decision within the specified period (having provided you with the above mentioned information for a second time), we will cancel your booking and refund all payments made to us within the period prescribed by the legislation applicable at the relevant time from the effective date of termination of the contract as referred to above. No compensation will be payable or other liability accepted (except as set out above) where a change results from unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances (see clause 11).
(2) Pre-departure cancellation:
a. Occasionally, it may be necessary to cancel confirmed holiday arrangements. In the event we are prevented from performing your contracted holiday arrangements as a result of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances (see clause 11) and we notify you of this as soon as reasonably possible, we have the right to terminate your contract. In this situation, we will refund all monies you have paid to us within the period prescribed by the legislation applicable at the relevant time from the effective date of cancellation (see clause 10(1)d) but will have no further or other liability to you including in respect of compensation or any costs or expenses you incur or have incurred as a result. We will of course endeavour to offer you alternative holiday arrangements where possible which you may choose to book (at the applicable price) in place of those cancelled.
b. Please note, a full refund entitlement only arises where we are prevented from performing your contracted holiday arrangements as a result of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances as set out in clause 10(2)a and we exercise our right to cancel as a result. Without limitation, you will not be entitled to a full refund and cancellation charges are likely to apply where such circumstances affect your ability to travel on your holiday rather than our ability to perform or provide the contracted arrangements. This may be the case, for example, where measures applied by the UK or any other government or public authorities (such as locally applicable restrictions) mean you are unable to leave your home / local area and/or travel to or gain entry into the country(ies) where your holiday is due to take place. The issue of official advice or recommendations against non-essential travel by public authorities (such as the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) does not automatically mean we are prevented from performing your contracted holiday arrangements. Any obligation to quarantine or self-isolate on your return to your country of residence does not affect our ability to provide your holiday and will not entitle you to cancel without paying our usual cancellation charges.
c. In the event that unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances (see clause 11) occur in the place where your cruise is due to take place or its immediate vicinity and significantly affect the performance of the contracted arrangements or the carriage of passengers to that destination, you will be entitled to cancel prior to departure without payment of cancellation charges and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any previously incurred amendment or cancellation charges). Where applicable, you must notify us of your wish to cancel for this reason in writing. Providing we are in agreement that you are entitled to do so in accordance with this clause, we will send you a cancellation invoice to confirm the cancellation. Any refund then due will be paid within the period prescribed by the legislation applicable at the relevant time. We will notify you as soon as practicable should this situation occur. You will not be entitled to any compensation.
(3) Pre and post-departure changes – COVID-19 or other communicable/illness related measures:
Any impact which COVID-19 or other communicable/illness related measures / action has on your holiday will not constitute a significant alteration to your contracted arrangements and will not entitle you to cancel without payment of the applicable cancellation charges as a result (see also clause 2).
(4) Flight delay and cancellation
If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 - the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline's obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If, for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party for which the airline is responsible in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline.
Unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances
In these Terms and Conditions, unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances means a situation which is beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by, or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss (as more fully described in clause 12(2) below) as a result of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. Such circumstances will usually include (whether actual or threatened) war, riot, civil unrest, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions (including hurricanes), epidemics, fire and closure or restriction of airspace, airports and ports. Unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances will also include the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) or other EU foreign ministry advising against all travel or all but essential travel to any country, region or destination. In the event of different advice being given by EU governments, we will follow the advice given by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances also include COVID-19 or other communicable disease/illness and their impact, such as travel restrictions and the measures and other action being taken by governments, public authorities and businesses to control and manage its effects.