Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Celebrity Cruises
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Celebrity Cruises
- Read thousands of Celebrity Cruise Reviews
- Compare the best Celebrity Cruise Deals
- Write a Celebrity Cruise Review
- Find Your Celebrity Roll Call
See posts about:
Celebrity Constellation
Celebrity Millennium
Celebrity Summit

Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Xpedition

Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Infinity
Celebrity Solstice

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 22nd, 2010, 06:07 PM
jwith2boys jwith2boys is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 434
Default are cruise taxes and port fees refundable with cancellation?

I bought 3rd party travel insurance for my upcoming cruise. For the pre existing condition waiver to be applicable you need insurance for all non refundable costs for your whole trip, if your policy is even a little less than the total non refundable costs, you would not be covered for pre existing conditions. In my case (rounding numbers for simplification) I bought a $1500 policy. Airfare is $300 and cruise is $1220 so total trip cost is $1520 pp. (I bought the insurance then airfair went up slightly.) Anyway I talked to the insurance company and they said don't worry, your port charges and taxes are typically refundable from most cruise lines (approx. $100 in my case) even with last minute cancellations. So my policy is enough. They sugggested I call Celebrity to confirm that taxes are always refundable. I tried to call Celebrity and they really didn't answer my question, they gave me the breakdown cancellation costs (50%, 100% , etc.) based on days prior to cruise, etc.. . That is not what I wanted. I just want to know are port charges and taxes refundable even with last minute cancellation. Can someone help !!!

Last edited by jwith2boys; March 22nd, 2010 at 06:09 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old March 22nd, 2010, 06:41 PM
May B's Avatar
May B May B is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,888
Default you only called, once?

Try calling Celebrity again, and then try asking for a supervisor. Nothing's fool-proof, but it can't hurt.

I also agree with the trip cancellation insurance agent; those fees should all be refunded if you cancel before departure.

Good luck.

--May
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old March 22nd, 2010, 07:02 PM
Happy Cruiser 6143's Avatar
Happy Cruiser 6143 Happy Cruiser 6143 is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN, or Cape Coral, FL
Posts: 8,688
Default

According to my travel agent who has been in the business for over 20 years, port charges and taxes are refunded if you cancel, so she said no need to insure for them.
__________________
Linda

Click here to e-mail me.








Celebrity Century Eastern Caribbean February 2014
Celebrity Century Bahamas February 2014
Celebrity Reflection Eastern Caribbean January 2014
Celebrity Infinity Norway Fjords May-June 2013
Celebrity Infinity British Isles May 2013
Celebrity Infinity Trans-Atlantic May 2013
Celebrity Eclipse Exotic Southern Caribbean Nov/Dec 2012 (Woo Hoo III)
Celebrity Constellation Exotic Southern Caribbean Dec 2011 (Woo Hoo II)
Celebrity Eclipse Baltic May/June 2011
Celebrity Constellation Exotic Southern Caribbean Nov/Dec 2010 (Connie Sparklers, Woo Hoo I)
HAL Rotterdam West Coast Repo May 2010
Celebrity Millennium Ultimate Alaska April/May 2010 (MillieMeeters)
Celebrity Constellation Panama Canal January 2010
Celebrity Millennium Eastern Caribbean February 2008
Celebrity Mercury Alaska September 2006
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old March 22nd, 2010, 09:30 PM
chuckdaddy chuckdaddy is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 49
Default

Yes, they are refundable even with a short notice cancellation. I had this situation a year ago. Got my port charges and tax back (after about 10 phone calls).
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old March 22nd, 2010, 09:40 PM
jwith2boys jwith2boys is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 434
Default

thanks very much for the quick answers... I think am OK with the insurance. Lets hope I don't need it!!
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old March 22nd, 2010, 11:06 PM
Sanlin's Avatar
Sanlin Sanlin is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 334
Default

Ditto on refund of port charges and taxes..came back immediately on our cc and insurance covered the rest. This was on HAL but assume they are all the same. If you need the insurance, it is invaluable. We did and re-booked for later cruise and got a great upgrade. We did it for pre-existing person and the non-pre-existing person got sick - so who can tell. Good investment.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.
Cookie ConsentCookie Policy