Cruise ships might not be unable to dock in ports due to unforeseen circumstances and for variety of reasons. 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
- Covid-19 Travel Information
- What are my pre-boarding requirements in terms of vaccinations and testing?
- Is Travel Insurance for Coronavirus compulsory and what type do I need?
- Do cruise lines have a contingency plan in case of Covid-19 outbreak?
- What documents do I need to go on a fly cruise? Airport checklist
- What do I need to do before my travel? Pre-cruise checklist
- What safety measures are in place at the port?
- How to keep healthy onboard?
- Can I get off the cruise ship on my own?
- Can my Covid passport have a different surname to my passport? (eg. Maiden/Married name)