Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Ubersoca cruises postponed to November 2021

There will be no Ubersoca cruises this year.

Nathaniel Turner, CEO and founder of the popular cruise today announced that both salings will be rescheduled to sail in November 2021.

"We know the delayed response has caused a bit of frustration and we share those sentiments as we’ve been working diligently in the background gathering all of the information required to make a final decision regarding USC 2020. We now have all the information we need, and although things are gradually starting to open up, unfortunately, there aren’t any viable options at this time! So, with all that’s going on, and in the interests of passenger safety, we’re sad to announce that Ubersoca Cruise 2020 will be rescheduled to November 2021," he said via their website.

He said both cruises will sail from Orlando, Florida on November 5-10, 2021, and the second cruise from November 10-15.

The sailings will take place on the same ship, Independence of the Seas, to two new  destnations: Taino Bay (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) and a second port, which they will confirm shortly.

On the thorny issue of refunds, Turner outlined a few options for travellers.

Option one is a Stay-n-Play for those who wish to keep their reservation.

In this option, your reservation will be automatically transferred to the same ship and same cabin on the rescheduled cruises for 2021.

All payments will remain suspended until January 30, 2021, giving all guests an eight-month break from making payments, Turner said.

All payment plans will be updated automatically to re-commence on Jan 30, 2021. When payments resume, they will be even lower and spread out over a period of nine months. 

In the second option, the Move n Groove plan, guests that are unable to make the dates in 2021, will have their Future Cruise Credit to use until 2022. 

The third option, the Cabin Replacement Program, will assist guests who no longer wish to attend in 2021 or 2022 with the sale of their cabin.

The deadline to apply for this program is August 10 at 5 pm. Any cancellation requests received after this date will not be eligible and will be subject to USC's standard terms.

Cabins will then be returned to inventory and later sold on a first come first serve basis thereby giving first preference to those who have already RSVP’d for USC 2021.

Turner said once your cabin is sold, your cabin transfer will be processed and the funds that you have paid will be returned minus your deposit (Inner: US$250 per person, Oceanview: $350 pp, Balcony: $450 pp, Uber Panoramic: $550 pp, Owner Suites and above: $650 pp).

 

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