RCC-Royal Caribbean Cruises makes using FCCs easier

   October 31, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

RCC-Royal Caribbean Cruises changed a rule about how passengers can use their FCC (future cruise credits) to make it easier if a guest has leftover credit.

In case guests use their FCC for a voyage and have a leftover balance, they do not have to wait for the first cruise to complete before applying the remainder.

Before the change made by Royal Caribbean, passengers had to wait until the first cruise was over before they could use any remaining credits from the voucher.

With the new change, Royal Caribbean allows passengers to redeem an FCC on 2 active bookings.

"Enhancements have been made to the existing FCC process where any balance remaining on an FCC no longer has to await the return of the existing cruise vacation before applying the balance to a future/new reservation. That means the same FCC can now be redeemed on 2 active bookings! Once a portion of the FCC is applied to a reservation, the remaining balance FCC will be generated and, in turn, sent to your client for use as they wish. Please note that any FCC with a pending balance from the past few months will now be run through this process, with an anticipated completion date for all by end-of-October."

The old policy for allowing an FCC to be used on one cruise at a time was a policy that originated before the global cruise shutdown due to the pandemic. Future cruise credits were rare for passengers to have before 2020, but many passengers now have at least one FCC to use because of the canceled sailings.

RCC has slowly changed some of the rules about FCCs because of the canceled voyages, including being able to use an FCC towards a deposit and allowing travelers to combine FCCs.

FCCs are an option for those who either choose to cancel their sailing up to 48 hours prior to the sail date via the Cruise with Confidence program or have their voyage canceled by the line. In either case, a voucher code is provided and it can be redeemed for the value of the trip.

When Royal Caribbean Cruises cancels the sailing, the FCC is worth 125% the value of the fare that the passenger paid.