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Deposit/Payment Policy for Standard Groups

Published 03/11/2015 09:50 PM   |    Updated 11/14/2019 10:30 AM

Effective 2/05/18  - for new group bookings, Direct Groups will follow the same deposit guidelines as Travel Agent Group bookings.

  • A group must have the required deposit posted (initial or full) in order to avoid cancellation.
  • For standard sailing, a $25 per person initial deposit due 60 days after the booking is made must be posted at the group level to secure the group request. 
    • Please note: Specialty Sailings such as Alaska, Carnival Journeys or Europe have different option / deposit guidelines. Please confirm the option for these sailings in Sailing Availability.
  • Full per person deposit is due for all berthed staterooms, including TBAs, high occupancy staterooms and suites.
  • Otherwise, full per person deposit is due 120 days prior to sailing (for 2/3/4/5 day cruises) and 150 days prior to sailing (for 6/7/8 day cruises).
  • The standard final payment due dates apply.
  • Travel Agency checks and personal checks are not accepted within 30 days of sailing unless the balance due is less than $1000.

The system will automatically generate an emailed payment reminder to the contact listed on the booking profile, informing them of any bookings that are short on deposit (initial or full) with a deadline for compliance. Failure to post the required funds by the designated date will result in automatic cancellation of your cabin or group request.

Please note: As of 11/12/19, any new groups booked will follow the below payment guidelines. Any groups booked prior to 11/12/19, will follow the previous payment guidelines (see below) which is noted on the confirmation, however, RTB fare codes will bring in the new guidelines. 

 

Group Bookings
Deposit and Final Payment Guidelines
For New Group Bookings Made 11/12/19 and Onward

Timeline

Payment

Cruises

60 days after blocking space

1st deposit of $25pp is due

All cruises
Not applicable to: Europe, Alaska
and 9+ day sailings

90 days after blocking space

1st deposit/Full deposit due

Europe: $400 pp
Alaska: $400 pp
9+ day sailings: $400 pp

120 days prior to sailing

Full deposit due including initial
deposit

2 day: $100 pp
3 day: $100 pp
4 day: $150 pp
5 day: $150 pp

150 days prior to sailing

Full deposit due including initial
deposit

6 day: $250 pp
7 day: $250 pp
8 day: $250 pp

75 days prior to sailing

Final payment due

2, 3, 4 and 5 day cruises

90 days prior to sailing

Final payment due

6, 7, 8 and 9+ day cruises, Europe and Alaska cruises

 
 

Group Bookings
Deposit and Final Payment Guidelines
For Group Bookings Made Prior to 11/12/19

Timeline

Payment

Cruises

60 days after blocking space

1st deposit of $25pp is due

All cruises
Not applicable to: Europe, Alaska
and 9+ day sailings

90 days after blocking space

1st deposit/Full deposit due

Europe: $400 pp
Alaska: $400 pp
9+ day sailings: $400 pp

120 days prior to sailing

Full deposit due including initial
deposit

2 day: $100 pp
3 day: $100 pp
4 day: $150 pp
5 day: $150 pp

150 days prior to sailing

Full deposit due including initial
deposit

6 day: $250 pp
7 day: $250 pp
8 day: $250 pp

60 days prior to sailing

Final payment due

2, 3, 4 and 5 day cruises

75 days prior to sailing

Final payment due

6, 7 and 8 day cruises

90 days prior to sailing

Final payment due

Europe, Alaska and 9+ day sailings

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