The Carnival-owned cruise line has made the decision to extend the suspension of cruise operations for the remaining 2020 summer season.
Princess Cruises Cancels More Sailings
With the global pandemic still impacting just about all aspects of life including the hard hit cruises industry Princess Cruises has decided to cancel even more sailings.
The cruise line has now announced a further extension of its cruise operations impacting the remainder of the 2020 summer season. This is due to reduced flight availability, the closure of cruise ports, and global travel restrictions. Here are the impacted cruises and tours:
- All remaining Alaska cruises on Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess
- All remaining Europe and Transatlantic cruises on Enchanted Princess, Regal Princess, Sky Princess, Crown Princess and Island Princess
- Summer Caribbean cruises and all Canada & New England cruises on Caribbean Princess and Sky Princess
- Summer to Fall cruises departing from Japan on Diamond Princess
- Australia-based cruises on Sapphire Princess and Sea Princess through August
- July cruises sailing from Taiwan on Majestic Princess
- Fall cruises sailing to Hawaii and French Polynesia on Pacific Princess through November
Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, said:
“As the world is still preparing to resume travel, it is with much disappointment that we announce an extension of our pause of global ship operations and the cancellation of cruise vacations for our loyal guests.”
“Among other disruptions, airlines have limited their flight availability and many popular cruise ports are closed. It saddens us to think about the impact on the livelihood of our teammates, business partners and the communities we visit.”
There are options for compensation with Princess offering a Future Cruise Credit of 125% if the cruise fare was paid in full. The cruise line will double the deposit for those gyests who have not yet paid off their full booking amount. It is important to read the full terms and conditions before making your decision.
Also, cruisers can simply get a full refund if a cruise vacation might not be wanted in 2021 or even 2022. This must be done by June 15, 2020 or guests will automatically get the Future Cruise Credit option.
Princess Cruises has been hit hard and cruise ships including Diamond Princess which had confirmed cases in Japan and Grand Princess off the coast of California recently.
Sister cruise line Holland America has also announced the cancellation of more cruises for Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England for the remainder of 2020, you can read more here.
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