RCI-Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises change deposits on suites

   May 23, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises have both changed the deposits that passengers put down when they book a suite on one of their ships.

The change for both cruise companies will go into effect on June 1st.

RCI has introduced a new policy regarding suite deposits for their cruises. Under this policy, each guest will be required to pay a deposit amount equivalent to 10% of the cruise fare. However, if the calculated 10% value is lower than the standard deposit amount, then the standard deposit amount will be applicable instead. This new policy will be implemented across all suite categories, including suite guarantees.

In addition, starting from June 1, 2023, Junior Suites will undergo a change to align with other suite inventory. For new bookings created on or after this date, deposits for Junior Suites will become nonrefundable. The deposit requirements for balcony, oceanview, and interior accommodations will remain the same and unaffected by these changes.

Similarly, Celebrity Cruises is also making adjustments to suite deposits in The Retreat. Beginning on June 1, 2023, suite bookings in The Retreat will require a deposit amount equal to 10% of the cruise fare. Similar to Royal Caribbean's policy, if the 10% value is lower than the current standard deposit amount, the standard amount will be applied.

However, all other deposits for AquaClass, Concierge Class, veranda, oceanview, and inside staterooms will remain unchanged and not be affected by these modifications.

It is important to note that these changes are applicable to all cruise ships in the fleets of both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.