When Do You Want To Go?
We understand that it’s not the most certain time to travel right now. However, it is a great time to book your future travel plans.
Simply put, because demand is lower, there are some incredibly good prices around, many of which we know will never be repeated! In particular, we are seeing great deals for holidays travelling in 2021, 2022 and even 2023! Many of these great deals only require a low deposit to secure at this time.
Many of the operators that Polar Routes work with have introduced a number of flexible booking measures, so you can relax and book with the reassurance that if the circumstances change, you'll have options to change your plans.
Each operator has their own policy and we have listed a number of them below, however, when you place an enquiry with us, your Travel Specialist will advise you on the information specific to the cruises you are considering. Then you can make your decision based on what works for you.
In addition, on all new bookings made between the 13th March 2020 until the 31 December 2020, Polar Routes will waive their amendment and cancellations fees, so you can relax and book with confidence
For a limited time, cruises departing before 31 Dec 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan 2021 and 30 June 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure. Terms and conditions apply.
Book a NEW Hurtigruten voyage sailing in 2021 or 2022 between 1st September and 31st October 2020 to qualify in the Book with Confidence scheme:
- 90 days before sailing date if departing between January and September 2021
- 180 days before sailing date if departing between October 2021 and December 2022
For any new booking, in case of cancellation, your deposit is refundable up to 90 days after confirmation, less £200 per person. You can also transfer your deposit to another cruise or take a credit note without charge.
For all new bookings to the Arctic 2021 and Antarctica 2020/21, you can hold a cabin free of charge up for up to 2 months. If you are happy to go ahead then a reduced deposit of just 10% is required after 7 days to confirm the booking, with the balance paid 90 days prior to departure in 2021-22.
For any new bookings to Antarctica from November 2020 - March 2021 then you can cancel your voyage up to 48 hours (Antarctica 20/21), 30 days (Arctic 2021) and 60 days (Antarctica 2021.22 & Arctic 2022) prior to departure for any reason and receive a 100% Future Travel Refund Credit for deposits or other partial payments at time of cancellation, or 120% Future Travel Refund Credit where full payment at the time of cancellation has been received. Future cruise credit will be valid for use within 3 years of the original voyage date.
If you prefer a cash refund normal T&C will apply:
- Loss of deposit for cancellations until 90 days prior to departure
- Admin fees of £250 per person for cancellation outside of 365 days prior to departure
In the event Quark needs to cancel a voyage due to reasons related to Covid-19, you will be offered a 'Voyage for Voyage rebook'. When a similar voyage is not available, you'll be issued a Future Travel Refund Credit of 120% of payments received to book onto an alternative Quark Expedition.
For cruises due to depart before the 31st October 2020, if you decide to cancel your cruise for any reason, you will receive a voucher for the value of your payments which can be used towards any future Seabourn cruise. The Future Cruise Credit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and may be used on sailings up to 31 December 2022. You must submit your cancellation request before 30 days prior to sailing (48 hours prior to sailing for departure up to 31st July 2020)
For all booked guests as well as new reservations on new cruises departing prior to 30 April 2021, they will be allowed to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive a 100% Future Cruise Credit with a two-year validity.
We will add more as we receive them.
All policies above apply to new bookings and are subject to further terms and conditions. The information detailed is taken from the cruise operator and updated frequently, however, Polar Routes cannot be held if the information is incorrect. To check any of the information please speak to a Polar Routes Travel Specialist by calling 020 8038 0557 and they can get the very latest information and answer any questions you may have,
When Do You Want To Go?
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