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Holland America Line and Princess Cruises bring back face mask requirement on Alaska cruises

Holland America Line and Princess cruises will be requiring guests onboard their ships to wear face masks during sailings to Alaska.

“Out of an abundance of caution due to the rise in positive COVID-19 cases throughout Alaska, all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times while onboard, except when eating or drinking or in their own staterooms,” stated Holland America Line about the recent change.

Three more Princess Cruises ships return to service

Princess Cruises will be welcoming guests back onboard three of its ships, the Crown Princess, Island Princess, and Royal Princess.

With the addition of these three ships back in service, it means about 80% of Princess Cruises’ fleet is back in service following the shutdown of the pandemic. Currently Princess Cruise Line has 12 of its ships in service.

Princess Cruise Tips & Tricks

Are you sailing on an upcoming Princess Cruise and looking for the best tips and tricks to ensure you have a fantastic cruise? You’ve come to the right place!

Princess Cruises is one of the premiere cruise lines in the industry, similar to Celebrity Cruises and Holland America. You can expect a more upscale, refined experience when you sail onboard a Princess cruise ship. 

Princess Cays: What you need to know about Princess Cruises Private Island

Princess Cays is Princess Cruises' private island destination in the Bahamas. The 40-acre retreat is located in the southern part of Eleuthera, a 100-mile long island east of the capital Nassau.

Despite being an inhabited island, the resort is an oasis surrounded by trees, beaches and crystal clear water teaming with fish. There are numerous land and water activities to keep cruisers busy during a visit.

Comparing the Princess cruise ships sailings to Alaska in 2022

Princess Cruises will offer a number of sailings to Alaska in 2022.

From April to September, six Princess ships will sail on itineraries spanning 4 to 14 days from popular west coast ports.

Princess Cruises will bring back two more ships in 2022

Princess Cruises announced return-to-cruise dates for two more ships, Island Princess and Diamond Princess. Both ships will welcome back passengers in spring 2022, but as a result, Princess must cancel those ships’ previously announced 2021-2022 fall and winter itineraries.

“Following our successful restart in Alaska and the UK, we look forward to welcoming our guests back on board as we continue our return to cruise operations, keeping the health and safety of our guests and teammates our top priority,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, in a press release.

Princess Captain's Circle Levels, Perks and Cruise Loyalty FAQ

If you're a frequent passenger on Princess cruises, you'll want to familiarize yourself with Captain's Circle, Princess' loyalty rewards program, which offers perks that grow in value for cruisers as they ascend up the ranks.

Members enjoy benefits that range from discounts on cruise fares and free recognition pins to exclusive onboard events, and complimentary internet access and wine tastings.

Princess Cruises and Holland America cancel Canadian cruises in 2021

Canada's cruise ship ban has forced Holland America and Princess Cruises to cancel their sailings from Vancouver.

Princess said it has no choice but to cancel cruises that begin or end in Vancouver including:

Princess sells Pacific Princess cruise ship

Another cruise ship has been sold by a major cruise line.

Princess Cruises announced it has sold the Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.

Princess said the sale of the ship was in line with parent company Carnival Corporation's plans to accelerate the removal of older ships from the fleet.

Princess Cruises announces 2022 Alaska cruises

Princess Cruises announced its 2022 Alaska cruise season, which will go on sale beginning on December 16, 2020.

In 2022, Princess will offer cruises on six ships, including the newest ship Discovery Princess.

A total of 12 cruise itineraries are available, along with 25 seamless cruisetour options.

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