Cruises canceled in Australia, Taiwan and US
By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva
Although somewhat inevitable, the news that Princess is prolonging its coronavirus-caused cruise pause is disheartening to its loyal fans. Princess says the decision is due to closures of cruise ports in regions around the world. Along with other factors impacting international travel.
That said, Princess is canceling all cruises sailing in and out of Australia through mid-September on Sea Princess, Majestic Princess, Sun Princess and Sapphire Princess.
The company has also canceled all cruises in and out of Vancouver and Seattle in September and October on Coral Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess and Star Princess.
Other causalities include its Pacific and California Coast 7-day roundtrip cruises from San Francisco departing in September and October 2020 on Star Princess. And all roundtrip voyages from Keelung, Taiwan, departing August 2020 on Majestic Princess
Refund or credit options
If you are holding paid in full reservations on these canceled voyages, you can opt for a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid. This also includes an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25% of the cruise fare (not applicable on charter voyages).
Guests who have not paid in full will receive Double the Deposit, providing a refundable FCC for the money currently on deposit plus a matching bonus FCC that can be used on any voyage through May 1, 2022. The matching bonus FCC is non-refundable, will not exceed the base cruise fare amount of the currently booked cruise and will have a minimum value of $100 per person.
For Sea Princess, Sun Princess, and Sapphire Princess May and June sailings a different offer was provided. In order to receive the above FCC no action is required.
You can also request a full refund with this online form. But you need to do it by June 30, 2020. Should you miss the deadline you will be receive the Future Cruise Credit option.