Princess Cruises has announced is extending its pause of operations worldwide until May 14, 2021. This includes sailings in the Caribbean, the California Coast, along with early season Alaska and Europe cruises.
Princess Cruises stated continued development of its plans to meet the U.S. “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” and the uncertainty around travel restrictions as the reason for the extension.
Princess Cruises previously paused global guest cruise holidays and cancelled all departures on all ships through to March 31, 2021.
“We appreciate the patience from our loyal guests and travel agents as we work to meet the health and safety requirements for our return to service. We continue to prepare our ships for our return to service and we are eager to see our guests back onboard to create summertime memories.”Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.
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.
To receive the above FCCs, no action is required and the FCC will be issued automatically after February 15, 2021. The FCCs can be used on any cruises booked by May 1, 2022 and sailing by December 31, 2022.
Alternatively, you can request a full refund for all monies paid on your booking using this online form. Requests must be received by February 15, 2021 or guests will be registered for the Future Cruise Credit option.
Princess also announced they will protect travel agent commission on bookings for cancelled cruises that were paid in full in recognition of the critical role they play in the cruise line’s business and success.
Visit the Princess Cruises Information on Impacted & Cancelled Cruises for the most current information about Princess Cruises cancellations.