Can I Sell My Cruise I Can No Longer Use?
No matter where you are cruising, if you can no longer go you'll want to know how to get your money back. There are many things that insurance companies don't cover you for and some cruises are even non-refundable.
What If I Bought A Non-Refundable Cruise?
Unfortunately, many cruise bookings are non-refundable but it is worth checking with your cruise line to find out. Some bookings will be eligible for a refund, which depends on how close to departure you are cancelling and whether you paid for a flexible booking. If you can’t, you can still sell it to someone else who is looking to buy a holiday just like yours.
Can I Sell My Cruise Booking?
Yes! The small print to this answer is that your booking might not be transferable, however, most cruise lines allow for name changes - in fact, you can make amendments like this to 80% of travel plans. This is the important information you need to find out from your travel provider as a name change allows you to transfer your booking to another passenger. Name change fees often occur, depending on the company.
What Is The Name Change Fee For Cruises?
This will vary from cruise line to cruise line. The most popular companies, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Disney, usually treat name changes as cancellations of an original booking and a new booking. What differs here is whether or not you can get a refund which depends on which ship you are on and when you are cancelling.
If you have a booking with Royal Caribbean Cruises, the name change fee is £35 if it’s over 56 days before departure, whereas if you make any changes within 56 days, it can be treated as a cancellation and unfortunately you’ll have to rebook. However, if you find yourself in a medical situation which prevents you from cruising, they have a more lenient policy on a case by case basis, which you can find out more about in the Royal Caribbean terms and conditions.
On the other hand, Carnival Cruises don't allow name changes unless an original guest is still on the booking. If not, it's considered a full cancellation and you will have to pay the current fare, even if this is more than what you paid originally. Fees will differ if you have a flight included in your cruise package - you can find out more about this in the Carnival Cruises name change FAQ.
Similarly, Disney Cruises regard name changes as cancellations, but you can get a refund on this. Read more details about Disney Cruises' cancellation policy.
How Do I Sell My Cruise?
First, sign up for TransferTravel.com and create a listing. Add in all the details you can so that buyers can see exactly what is included in your booking, for instance, if food and drink are included, or the type of cabin. Remember that you're advertising to a global audience so add pictures and plenty of detail to make your listing eye-catching and enticing. If you're stuck, check out our tips and tricks for selling travel plans. The listing is then added to the marketplace where thousands of buyers can see it. When someone is ready to buy, we connect you through the TransferTravel secure messaging system so you can exchange information that is needed to transfer the travel documents.
Next, you will need to upload the documents for the buyer to download. Once they use them, your money is sent directly to you with only a 15% fee after all of this has been confirmed. We use PayPal as this secures both you and the buyer throughout the payment process, as we want the transfer to be as smooth as possible.
Will I make back the money on the cruise that I can no longer use?
You set the price on the cruise you list on TransferTravel.com, so you can decide how much money you will get back. A lower price is more of an incentive to a potential buyer but we understand that you want to make back as much money as you can. We recommend listing with a 30% discount.
Are you ready to sell your cruise? Create a listing now to add your travel plans to the global travel marketplace!