Carnival Corporation's premium brand Princess Cruises cancelled sailings worldwide through December 15 - with only one exception. According to Negin Kamali (company's spokesperson), all voyages in and out of Australia will be paused until October 31, while all other voyages (across all other countries) will be paused through December 15.
Princess, which had Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks on two ships - Grand Princess and Diamond Princess - cancels more voyages due to the COVID-19's progression and decisions of health authorities, government authorities and airlines regarding travel restrictions globally.
The extension of Princess Cruises' suspension means none of its ships will sail in the USA until at least December 16, taking the closure beyond the CDC's "no-sail order" that expires on September 30.
100+ additional departures have been cancelled as a result of Princess Cruises' extended pause in passenger shipping, on top of the voyages already cancelled through mid-September (announced in June).
Sailings cancelled by the new extension include:
- All sailings to/from Australia on Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess through October 31.
- All sailings in the Caribbean, Hawaii, California Coast, Mexico, Panama Canal, Asia, South America, Japan, Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Antarctica through December 15.
Any travellers who have paid in full can receive a refundable FCC (future cruise credit) equal to the price paid and a non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25% of the original price.
For passengers who have not paid in full, Princess Cruises will give them a refundable FCC for money deposited and a non-refundable matching FCC to be used on any voyage through May 1, 2022.