Travel Payments

Coronavirus Refunds: Gwyneth Paltrow's Canceled Goop Cruise Offers Reimbursements

Goop Cruise Travelers Receive Refund, Reimbursement Option

As the pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life the world over, many consumers want compensation for things they paid for but aren’t able to use. Travelers booked for cruises that have been canceled are receiving refund options.

A "Goop at Sea" cruise featuring a chance to meet movie star and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow was called off because of the pandemic amid a worldwide cruise-ship freeze, Yahoo Life reported. A representative for Goop said, per the report, “We are working on new dates next year for the event and look forward to welcoming everyone aboard in 2021.”

All travelers scheduled for the cruise will get a complete reimbursement or 125 percent future cruise credit that can be used up to the end of next year, according to the report.

Paltrow, who runs the popular Goop health-and-wellness shopping site, had teamed with Celebrity Cruises to roll out the Goop at Sea cruise. It was supposed to be a Celebrity Apex cruise set to leave from Spain in late August, but the cruise line halted all voyages through mid-September because of the pandemic.

The Goop at Sea cruise was to provide travelers with access to "thought leaders," practitioners and doctors. Travelers would also have been able to engage with Paltrow and Goop Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen.

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