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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.

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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.

Island Princess in Alaska

Princess Cruises will offer Medallion Class on most of its ships in 2021

Princess Cruises announced when its cruises return to service its fleet will offer the Medallion Class Experience onboard.

Coral Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess, Majestic Princess, and Sapphire Princess will return as MedallionClass ships along with the new Enchanted Princess.

Princess Cruises cancels all cruises through March 31, 2021

Princess Cruises announced a major new batch of cancelled cruises that delay the cruise line's ability to restart through at least the first quarter of 2021.

All Princess Cruise sailings are cancelled through March 31, 2021.

In addition, any cruise longer than 7-nights is cancelled through November 1, 2021. Cruises departing in and out of Japan through June 25, 2021 are also cancelled.

Princess had earlier extended its pause in operations for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand through May 31, 2021.

Princess Cruises cancels all Australia cruises until May 2021

Unfortunately the cruise shutdown will last well into 2021 for at least one cruise line operating in Australia.

Princess Cruises announced it has extended its "pause of operations" for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand through May 31, 2021.

Guests who had cruises booked and are now cancelled have the choice of a refund or a future cruise credit.

Majestic Princess in Sydney

Princess Cruises moves two cruise ships to P&O Australia earlier than expected

Princess Cruises announced plans to move two of its Grand Class cruise ships to P&O Cruises Australia have been expedited, and the transition will occur earlier than expected.

The two ships, Golden Princess and Star Princess, was set to occur in 2021, but instead took place already.

The Golden Princess had already been retired from Princess Cruises' fleet, but Star Princess still had scheduled sailings into 2021.

Princess Cruises Cancellation Policy: Can I Get a Refund?

Update, 3/16/2021: On October 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowed its no-sail order to expire and issued a conditional sailing framework, to which all ships must adhere in order to resume cruising. Since that time, Princess Cruises has pushed back its restart date through May 14, 2021, with all departures from Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale canceled through the end of June.

All voyages departing from or returning to Canadian ports have also been scrapped.

Princess Cruises has sold two of its cruise ships

Princess Cruises confirmed it has sold two of its cruise ships to undisclosed buyers.

The premium cruise line announced the Sun Princess and Sea Princess will leave the Princess Cruises Fleet, and is part of Carnival Corporation's overall effort to shed "less efficient ships from its fleet."

As a result of the sale, Princess Cruises announced it will cancel published itineraries for the vessels, which include:

Compare: Princess vs. Holland America Cruises

Choosing between Holland America or Princess cruises is no easy task, particularly because these two lines offer similar casual-but-elegant onboard vibes and levels of quality.

They compete fiercely with one another in all markets, but they're particularly well matched when it comes to Alaska sailings. But how do they compare in areas like dining, cabins and onboard activities? Read on to find out.

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