The Caribbean parts of the Netherlands included in the 2021 sailing are: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Maarten.
Who needs a Dutch Caribbean visa?
No Caribbean Visa is required to travel to the Caribbean Netherlands in the following instances:
- if you are a cruise ship passenger and stay in port for less than 24-48 hours
- if you are transiting through a Caribbean Netherlands airport (eg. Princess Juliana airport in Saint Maarten), you must transit on the same day. This ONLY applies to citizens of China, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. If these citizerns are wishing to spend time in St. Maarten, they must apply for a Dutch Caribbean visa.
Anyone who opted for the 100% refund, will expect to receive their refund about 30 days after requested.
Everyone should be reimbursed for all taxes, fees, port charges and prepaid gratuities.
All of those who opted for the 100% future cruise credit (FCC) should receive their credits around April 13, 2020.
All of those who did not opt will receive the 125% FCC without doing anything, and should receive their credits around the same time.
Anyone with FCC can apply 100% of it to booking of the 2021 cruise (cruise fare only) but only until May 31, 2020 and receive a refund of any overage. After that time, they can book the cruise but will have to pay a deposit and then be refunded for any balance. NOTE: future cruise credit cannot be used for prepaid hratuities ($101.50 USD pp), taxes, fees and port charges ($65.46 USD pp)
You have until December 31, 2021 to use your FCC on any Royal Caribbean cruise.