Frequently Asked Questions
What is Carnival's Cancellation Policy?

Cancellation Policy:

Length of CruiseDays Prior to SailingDeparture Charge (Per Guest)
2, 3, 4, and 5 day cruisesUp to 61 daysNone (except for Cruise-To-Nowhere and Early Saver Fares*)
 60 to 30 daysDeposit^
 29 to 8 days50% of Total Fare
 7 days or less100% of Total Fare
   
6, 7 and 8 day cruisesUp to 76 daysNone (except for Early Saver Fares*)
75 to 30 daysDeposit
29 to 8 days50% of Total Fare
7 days or less100% of total fare
   
Alaska cruises, CruiseTours
and 10 day or longer cruises
Up to 76 daysNone (except for Early Saver Fares*)
75 to 46 daysDeposit
45 to 15 days50% of Total Fare
14 days or less100% of total fare
   
12 & 16 day Europe Cruises, 14, 17 & 18 day South America Cruises and 14 day Panama Canal CruiseUp to 91 daysNone (except for Early Saver Fares*)
90 to 56 daysDeposit
55 to 15 days50% of Total Fare
14 days or less 100% of total fare
   

 

Total Fare is defined as Cruise Fare, Air Fare Supplement, Transfer Services and Pre-/Post-Cruise Vacation Packages.


*The deposit is non-refundable.

^For Cruises-To-Nowhere, the cancellation charge is 25% of the total fare.

  • Government fees/taxes are excluded from cancellation penalties.
  • For special 3/4/5th guest rates, if the cancellation penalty exceeds the rate, the penalty will be equivalent to that rate. Reservations will be held until 30 minutes prior to departure without risk of automatic cancellation.
  • No refunds will be made in the event of "no shows". We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.