Princess Cruises cancels almost all of its cruises in 2020 due to COVID-19
Princess Cruises announced that it has cancelled most of its remaining cruises in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All Princess Cruises sailings in Asia, Caribbean, California Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America & Antarctica, Japan, and Tahiti/South Pacific through December 15, 2020 are now cancelled.
They also cancelled their sailings in and out of Australia on Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess, and Sun Princess through October 31, 2020.
The announcement by Princess is significant since every other major cruise line has only cancelled their cruises through the end of September. Princess has taken a giant leap by being the first to cancel cruises this far out.
Guests on affected sailings that have paid in full will be eligible for the choice of a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25% of the cruise fare.
For guests who have not paid in full, Princess will 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.
In order to receive the above FCCs, no action is required by the guest or their travel advisor. Alternatively, guests can request a full refund for all monies paid on their booking. Requests must be received by August 31, 2020 or guests will be registered for the Future Cruise Credit option.
"We share in our guests' disappointment in cancelling these cruises," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "We look forward to the days when we can return to travel and the happiness it brings to all who cruise."