Reduction in flights and port closures among reasons cited
by Patti Pietschmann
The coronavirus-caused disruption in cruises continues. Princess Cruises just announced it is ceasing operations of certain voyages through the fall. Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruise says the decision is based on the disruptions in air traffic and port closures.
- All remaining Alaska cruises on Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess.
- 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
Refunds and Credits
Guests currently booked on these canceled voyages, who have paid Princess in full, will have the option to receive a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid plus an additional bonus FCC equal to 25% of the cruise fare.
For guests who have not paid in full, Princess will Double the Deposit. This amounts to a refundable FCC for the money currently on deposit plus a matching bonus FCC. The bonus is valid on any voyage through May 1, 2022. The matching bonus FCC will not exceed the base cruise fare amount of the currently booked cruise and will have a minimum value of $100 per person.
Alternatively, you can request a full refund for paid bookings through this online form. You must make your request by June 15.
The most current information and instructions is available online at Information on Impacted & Cancelled Cruises.
Of course your Pavlus Travel advisor is also available for help and future bookings.