As Princess Cruises continues to prepare and develop its plans to meet the “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to the uncertainty around travel restrictions, the company is extending its pause of guest cruise vacations on ships sailing through May 14, 2021. This includes sailings in the Caribbean, the California Coast, along with early season Alaska and Europe cruises.
“We appreciate the patience from our loyal guests and travel advisors as we work to meet the health and safety requirements for our return to service,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.” We continue to prepare our ships for our return to service and we are eager to see our guests back on board to create summertime memories.”
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 paid. The FCCs can be used on any cruises booked by May 1, 2022 and sailing by December 31, 2022.
Alternatively, guests can request a full refund for all monies paid on their booking through this online form.
Princess Cruises previously paused global guest cruise vacations and cancelled all departures on all ships through March 31, 2021, and all cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of United States ports through November 1, 2021. Princess had also extended its pause for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand through May 31, 2021, as well as Japan cruises through June 25, 2021.