COVID-19 Travel Updates

Keep up with the latest coronavirus travel updates with Ultimate Vacations

Last Updated: Week of August 3, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, world travel is very restricted but we will continue to monitor the situation and bring you latest updates and news with cruises, flights and international destinations.  This is an unprecedented time for travel but we want to assure you that the health and well-being of our clients, friends, and staff is our utmost importance.  Read a message from our Owner.

Our staff is still available to assist you with any travel related questions or inquires via phone, email, or form message options and will bring continue to bring you the best offers and service for future travel plans once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please follow the recommendations from government officials and stay safe during these difficult times.  We wish you and your family good health.

Princess Cruises

- Pause of global ship operations extended thru Dec 15, 2020 for most sailings
- Compensation/refund options for cancelled cruises

Due to reduced air availability, the closure of cruise ports around the world and other factors impacting travel, Princess Cruises is extending their pause of global ship operations through December 15, 2020 for most of their sailings; Australia sailings till October 31, 2020.  They are now offering a Princess Plus deal for all destinations and all rooms which which include: Premier Beverage Package, Unlimited WiFi, Full Gratuities ($95/day value) for FREE.

Norwegian Cruise Lines

- Voyages further suspended till October 31, 2020 (some exceptions)
- End-of-Month updates on cruise schedule changes
- Norwegian's FREE Prepaid Gratuity
- SAIL Safe initiative
- Peace of Mind policy (updated)
- 5 Free at Sea

Refunds for Suspended Voyages

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, and given the travel and port restrictions in various parts of the world, NCL have further suspended voyages as follows: 

  • All voyages with embarkation dates from August 1 through October 31, 2020

  • Full Suspension of Alaska Season 2020

  • All voyages in October 2020 to Canada/New England and cruises embarking in Vancouver, including:

  • Norwegian Bliss: October 12, 2020

  • Norwegian Joy: October 4, 2020

  • Norwegian Breakaway: October 4, 2020 and October 11, 2020

  • Norwegian Gem: October 2, 2020 and October 9, 2020

All guests with current and active bookings affected by suspensions will automatically receive their refund in the form of a future cruise credit valued at 125% of the fare paid. These guests can elect to receive a 100% refund of the fare paid to be reimbursed to the original form of payment sixty days after the request for a refund has been submitted.

Norwegian's FREE Prepaid Gratuities

Beginning July 1 thru July 21, 2020, Guests who book a Balcony and above room will have Norwegian pay their gratuities for on-board services.  This offer is available for sailings 2021 and beyond fleetwide. See Deal.

SAIL Safe initiative

On June 1 NCL introduced our new Health & Safety Program, SAIL SAFE. We have worked closely with the CDC and developed six key areas of health and safety measures that Norwegian is implementing fleetwide:

  • Enhanced screening protocols

  • Increased sanitation measures

  • All-new air filtration

  • Responsible social distancing

  • Enhanced medical resources

  • Extended ship to shore safety

Peace of Mind policy

  • Cancel Up to 48 Hours Prior (For all cruises through October 31, 2021)

  1. Cancel up to 48 hours prior to your vacation start date **voyages embarking through December 31, 2020**

  2. Cancel up to 15 days in advance **voyages embarking through October 31, 2021**

  • 100% Future Cruise Credit (Enjoy the flexibility to use your 100% Future Cruise Credit for sailings through December 2022.)

  • Book Risk-Free (For all cruises December 1 and beyond, you can cancel up to 4 months before your sailing and receive a full refund under regular cancellation policy.

5 Free at Sea

  • Free Open Bar

  • Free Specialty Dining

  • Free Shore excursions

  • Free Wifi

  • Free Kids (sail free)


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