Cruise ships being unable to dock due to unforeseen circumstances can happen at any time. If it becomes apparent too many ports are closing than to continue with your itinerary, your ship will take you to the best available port to carry out the repatriation of all guests. In some cases this may simply be going back to the port of origin or alternatively arranging flights and transfers back home from a different open port. In exceptional circumstances, if there is no availability of commercial flights or there are airport lockdowns preventing your repatriation, cruise lines will look at organising charter flights as well as potentially arranging special flights with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We will work closely with the cruise line in allowing you to disembark and return home as quickly and safely as possible and you will be kept updated and aware of your options throughout the process while onboard.
Articles in this section
- Can I get off the cruise ship on my own?
- Can I still dine with people outside my bubble?
- Can the cruise lines guarantee my safety onboard?
- What screening precautions are taking place at airports and ports?
- What happens if someone onboard has the coronavirus and I have to be quarantined on the ship?
- What if someone gets ill while I’m on a cruise?
- What happens if I fly out and then my cruise is cancelled?
- What happens if we get turned away from all the ports of call?