Princess Cruises has cancelled all cruises through to March 31, 2021 as well as all cruises longer than seven days in and out of the United States through to November 1, 2021.
Japanese cruises have been cancelled through to June 25, 2021.
“We are focused on preparing our ships to meet the CDC health and safety requirements for our eventual return to service,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “We also appreciate the continued support we have received from our guests, partners and travel advisors, reinforcing for all of us why we do what we do.”
Guests currently booked on cancelled voyages can either receive a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100 per cent of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25 per cent of the cruise fare.
Meanwhile, Princess Cruises has announced it is to embark on its longest ever ex-UK season in 2022, the company has revealed.
Sky Princess, which only joined the Princess fleet in October 2019, will be based out of Southampton from March to October. The deployment works out as being a month longer than previous UK seasons.
The ship will be joined by four other ships in Europe: Crown Princess, which will also be based in Southampton and will operate round-Britain cruises; Enchanted Princess, the company’s newest vessel, which will sail Baltic cruises from Copenhagen; Regal Princess, which will sail the Mediterranean; and Island Princess which will sail across a variety of European destinations.
Sky Princess will sail 18 times out of Southampton in 2022, with seven of those sailings being within the school holidays.
Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises vice president UK & Europe, said: “At Princess, we’re using this current pause to strengthen our operations and enhance our offering in order to deliver our best cruise holidays yet. This includes taking this time to add leading-edge technology to more of our fleet, so even more guests can enjoy our touchless, personalised MedallionClass experience. In addition guests can take advantage of our all-inclusive added value package ‘Princess Plus’, which includes premium drinks, the best Wi-Fi at sea and gratuities. With lots of options available, we are confident that every guest will find a great holiday that they can look forward to in 2022.”
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