Princess Cruises Cancels Sailings

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Somber news today as Princess Cruises cancels sailings

Princess Cruises President, Jan Swartz, today announced an extension to the line’s cruise suspension with the confirmation of further cruise cancellations through Summer 2020, and beyond.

Swartz had previously confirmed that all Global Operations would remained paused on voyages through June 30th, 2020.

Which sailings are cancelled:

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  • All Summer 2020 Cruises Departing May 11 – June 30, 2020
  • All Remaining Alaska, Canada & New England and Europe Cruises and Cruisetours in 2020
  • All Remaining Australian and Caribbean Cruises through August
  • Japan Cruises through October 1 and Taiwan Cruises in July
  • All Fall 2020 Tahiti & French Polynesia Cruises on Pacific Princess
  • All 2020 Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours for Star, Golden, Pacific, Coral, Royal & Grand Princess
  • July 2020 Mediterranean Cruises for Enchanted Princess
  • Select Australia Homeport Cruises for Sun & Sapphire Princess Departing June 23 – September 2, 2020
  • Select Australia Homeport Cruises for Sea, Sun & Sapphire Princess Departing May 8 – June 15, 2020

For a more in-depth look at cancelled cruises, showing every impacted voyage, Princess posted a detailed PDF for reference.

In a video posted on the line’s YouTube channel, Swartz shared:

“When we originally announced the voluntary pause to our operations and then made the difficult decision to extend that pause, we all hoped that the world would have overcome the worst of the virus and its global impact by the summer

However, in the past few weeks it has become clear that this simply will not be the case based on the current situation. We believe it would be challenging to deliver on our shared purpose, which is to share our hearts, to share our world, protect our earth, and create lasting memories for our guests.

As a result, we’ve made the difficult decision to extend our pause of global ship operations and canceled select voyages through the end of summer and early fall.

We are incredibly sad that this unprecedented period has had such a terrible impact across the globe and will also have a significant impact on the livelihoods of our teammates, business partners, and the communities we visit.

We look forward to the day when our ships sail again, and we can welcome back our amazing teammates to serve our loyal guests.”

Two Cancellation Options

Princess Cruises cancels sailings

For those of you affected by the news that Princess Cruises cancels sailings, you have a couple of options.

Princess Cruises is offering two cancellation options. Guests currently booked on these canceled voyages, who have paid in full, will receive a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid and, as an added incentive, an additional 25% FCC.

The announcement also follows the CDC’s April 10, 2020 extension and modification of their earlier announced No Sail Order, which continues until the earliest of three conditions situations occur:

  • First, the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that the virus constitutes a public health emergency. 
  • Second, the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations. 
  • Or third, 100 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.

Travel Agent Commissions

In addition to the news that Princess cruises cancels sailings, Princess also confirmed they will protect travel advisor commissions on bookings for cancelled cruises that were paid in full, in recognition of the critical role travel advisors play in the cruise line’s business and success.

For more information, visit Princess Cruises website.

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