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Deadlines & Cancellations

Summary Booking Deadlines and Cancellation Table

  Bus Vacations Air Vacations International or Cruise Vacations
Deposit Due at
Sign-up
$100 $200 $500
Preview My Vacation‘ Starts 6 months before the trip departs 6 months before the trip departs 6 months before the trip departs
Preview My Vacation‘ Ends 8 weeks before trip 8 weeks before trip 8 weeks before trip
Sign-up Deadline 21 days before trip 45 days before trip 95 days before trip
Traveler Details must be submitted, and all follow-up questions responded to by: 14 days before trip 30 days before trip 45 days before trip
Deadline for final payment,
or payment plan approved by Special Journeys, along with required partial payment
14 days before trip 21 days before trip 91 days before trip
Cancellation Fee After Deadline Date $100 + any expenses that cannot be refunded by suppliers $200 + any expenses that cannot be refunded by suppliers. Airfare is not refundable. $500 + any expenses that cannot be refunded by suppliers. Airfare and cruise fare are not refundable.

Note 1: The Preview My Vacation‘ Program provides a series of trip material that involve the travelers in preparing for the trip so that they can fully anticipate and get excited about their upcoming vacation.

Note 2: Vacations that involve an airline flight or cruise are identified on our website and in our booklet. Specific details about your flight are provided with each trip’s itinerary (released approximately two weeks before the departure date). Travelers who sign up for a trip with a flight or cruise must provide their full name (as appears on their ID Card, Driver’s License, or Passport), date of birth, and gender. Inaccurate information may result in being denied boarding a flight or cruise. Special Journeys is not responsible and will not provide a refund if a traveler is denied boarding due to inaccurate or incomplete personal information.