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It’s not getting any better for Princess Cruises which is among the most heavily impacted by the global pandemic not just from the bad press but country restrictions. The cruise line has now been forced to cancel further sailings and extend its pause on operations.

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Posted by Princess Cruises on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Canada has recently announced an extended ban on cruise ships through all of October including sailings out of the popular Vancouver cruise port. Australia has also announced a further ban on cruise ships until September 17, 2020. So these bans along with travel restrictions around the world have forced the cruise line to cancel even more sailings into early fall.

It’s starting to get confusing now as different regions will welcome cruise ships back at different times and a lot depends on if cruise ports are also open. It will be a phased-in return and now Princess Cruises won’t be back to regular service again until 2021.

Princess Cruises has posted in its latest June advisory:

“In response to the Canadian Transport Minister’s restriction of any ships carrying 100 or more passengers from entering Canadian waters until October 31, 2020, the Australian Government’s approach to managing the resumption of cruising in the Australian region, along with the ongoing uncertainty of ports reopening for cruise ships in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, Princess has extended our global pause in operations and cancelled the following voyages.”

So here’s what’s cancelled:

  • All cruises sailing in and out of Australia departing August 29 – September 21, 2020: Sea, Majestic, Sun & Sapphire Princess
  • All cruises in and out of Vancouver and Seattle in September and October: Coral, Emerald, Grand, Royal, Ruby and Star Princess
  • 7-day cruises roundtrip from San Francisco departing in September and October 2020: Pacific & California Coast on Star Princess
  • All cruises roundtrip Keelung departing August 2020: Majestic Princess Aug 5-Aug 23

Also Read: Princess Cruises Responds on Refund Frustration

Princess Cruises is providing compensation to impacted guests. Those who have paid in full can received a 100% Future Cruise Credit along with a bonus 25% of the cruise fare paid. Guests who have not yet paid fully for their booking can use a Future Cruise Credit and can get a matching bonus Future Cruise Credit for the same amount up to the base cruise fare amount of the current cruise.

There is also the option for a regular refund of the booking which will need to be requested by June 30, 2020 using an online form.

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