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Whether you have questions about Future Cruise Credits, or need help applying your personal voucher, Travel Best Bets has you covered! Continue below for help with Future Cruise Credits, or contact our agents for help applying your future cruise vouchers: 1-877-523-7823.

What Is a Future Cruise Credit?

A Future Cruise Credit (FCC) is simply a voucher for future cruise travel. FCCs have a set monetary value that can be applied towards the purchase of a new cruise vacation. Future Cruise Credits often have expiration dates, and they may also have specific guidelines for how they can be used. You might receive a Future Cruise Credit if a previous cruise reservation is cancelled, or as a form of compensation to make up for inconveniences suffered on a previous sailing.

One of the great things about Future Cruise Credits is you have some time to make a decision about how to use your voucher. Therefore, if you’re trying to decide between receiving a Future Cruise Credit or a refund, as the case may be, you don’t need to know your exact future vacation plans to be able to make your decision!

How to Redeem Your Future Cruise Credit:

Call 1-877-523-7823 and we’ll help you apply your cruise credit to a future booking!


What is a Future Cruise Credit?

A Future Cruise Credit is a voucher with a monetary value that can be used to make a future cruise reservation.

Will my Future Cruise Credit expire?

Yes, most Future Cruise Credit vouchers have an expiration date. Make sure you are aware of the expiration, and as to whether it is regarding the use date or sailing date. Check your certificate for “Book by” and/or “Travel by” restrictions.

Can I use my Future Cruise Credit for any sailing?

Your Future Cruise Credit is likely restricted to a specific cruise line, depending on how you earned the voucher. There may also be restricted “blackout” dates, and there is also likely an expiration date (see previous question).

Are Future Cruise Credits combinable with other offers?

Usually Future Cruise Credits can be combined with public offers, but even this varies based on the offer and the cruise line issuing the voucher. Please look closely at your Future Cruise Credit’s terms and conditions, or contact our experts for questions regarding your specific voucher.

How much is a Future Cruise Credit worth?

The value of your Future Cruise Credit will depend upon multiple factors. For example, the value could be determined based on how much you paid for your original cruise, how much (if any) of your sailing was interrupted, and how severe of an inconvenience was suffered. In response to COVID-19, some Future Cruise Credits are even worth MORE than the cost of the original cruise!

How do I get my Future Cruise Credit?

You will most likely receive your Future Cruise Credit via email from the cruise line. If you do not receive your Future Cruise Credit, please speak with your travel advisor or contact the cruise line directly.

If I have the choice of a Future Cruise Credit or a refund, which option is better?

While no one can truly say what is best for you, we find that you almost always get the best value by choosing the Future Cruise Credit. With COVID-19 cancellations, for instance, many cruise lines offered generous Future Cruise Credits worth more than the original cruise fare. In cases like this where you may receive greater than 100% back as a Future Cruise Credit, we recommend choosing the Future Cruise Credit. The bonus FCC value could be used to book an upgraded stateroom on your next vacation!

How do I redeem a Future Cruise Credit?

The easiest way to redeem your Future Cruise Credit is to call one of our travel consultants at 1-877-523-7823. Even if your original cruise wasn’t booked with Travel Best Bets, we can apply your Future Cruise Credit’s certificate number to a new reservation and process your voucher.

Is my Future Cruise Credit transferable to somebody else?

In most cases, you cannot transfer your Future Cruise Credit. It must be used by the passenger(s) booked on the original sailing for which the voucher was earned. However, in some cases with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, your FCC’s are transferable with written approval from the existing FCC holder.

If I didn’t book my original cruise with Travel Best Bets, can I still use my Future Cruise Credit here?

Yes, please call 1-877-523-7823 to speak with one of our travel consultants and apply your Future Cruise Credit. We are happy to help, even if you didn’t book your original cruise with us!

Are Future Cruise Credits the same as Future Cruise Deposits and “CruiseNext” Certificates?

While similar, these are in fact two different ways to pay for a future cruise. Future Cruise Credits are given away by a cruise line (often to compensate for an inconvenience or cancellation), while Future Cruise Deposits are purchased by clients, usually onboard. Future Cruise Deposits can be a great way to earn additional shipboard credit, so visit the service desk aboard your next cruise to learn more.

Still Need Help with Your Future Cruise Credits?

Future Cruise Credits have terms and conditions specific to the cruise line that offered the voucher. For help with your personal cruise credits, contact the experts at Travel Best Bets. Even if you didn’t book your initial cruise with Travel Best Bets, we can help you apply your Future Cruise Credit to a new booking with our agency. Plus, when you book with Travel Best Bets, you get the benefit of our personalized consulting to ensure your cruise meets & exceeds your expectations!

Call 1-877-523-7823 to use your Future Cruise Credit today!



Earn a $50* travel credit just for referring us to your family and friends. The more you refer, the more you get in return! It’s that simple. And the best part is that there’s no limit to how much you can earn.

Step 1: Refer a friend to Travel Best Bets.

Step 2: When your referral books a cruise, they instantly save $50* and you earn a $50* travel credit.

Step 3: Use your travel credit towards your next trip with Travel Best Bets.

*Conditions apply.

New client must mention their referrer’s name at time of booking in order to qualify for $50 off and in order for the existing customer to qualify for the $50 future travel credit. New client’s travel booking must be for a new cruise booking (or redemption of an FCC) and include a minimum 7-night cruise to qualify for the $50 discount and in order for the referring client to receive a $50 travel credit. The $50 discount for new customer is per booking, not per person. $50 travel credit for existing customer/referrer is per referred booking. Offer is non-transferrable and non-redeemable for cash. Referrer’s travel credit must be used within one (1) year from date of issue. New client’s $50 discount is valid on the new client’s first booking only. The $50 credits for new clients and the referrer will be applied at time of final payment only.