Princess Cruises extends pause of global ship operations into 2021

In response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” pertaining to resumption of U.S. cruise operations, Princess Cruises is extending its pause in global operations to allow time for the estimated preparation needed for completing required activities prior to sailing and taking into consideration the temporary seven-day cap on itineraries that call at a U.S. port. 

The cruise operations impacted include the following:

  • All cruises sailing through March 31, 2021 
  • All cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of United States ports through  Nov 1, 2021

Additionally, due to the uncertainty about when international travel restrictions might be lifted, Princess Cruises is extending its pause in operations for cruises departing in and out of Japan through June 25, 2021.

Princess Cruises had earlier extended its pause in operations for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand through May 31, 2021.

“We are focused on preparing our ships to meet the CDC health and safety requirements for our eventual return to service,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “We also appreciate the continued support we have receive from our guests, partners and travel advisors, reinforcing for all of us why we do what we do.”

Guests currently booked on these cancelled voyages will have the option to receive a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25% of the cruise fare. 

To receive the above FCCs, no action is required. Alternatively, guests can request a full refund for all monies paid on their booking through this online form. Requests must be received by December 31, 2020 or guests will be registered for the Future Cruise Credit option. 

Also read: Cruise industry contributes $55.5 billion to U.S. economy generating over 436,000 jobs

2 comments

  1. Does that mean Caribbean princess whont be sailing on 12march 14day cruise to carabiean

    • Hi Robert, unfortunately cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of United States ports have been cancelled through Nov 1, 2021.

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