Due to limitations and restrictions with border and port access determined by the government and health authorities as well as the continued uncertainty of airline travel, Princess Cruises announced it is cancelling early 2021 World Cruises and Circle South America sailings on two ships:
- Island Princess 2021 World Cruise from North America, including all associated segments and remaining cruises sailing immediately prior
- Pacific Princess 2021 Circle South America from Australia, including associated positioning sailings.
“We share in the disappointment of this cancellation for guests of our world cruises because it’s a pinnacle cruise vacation experience, booked by some of our most loyal guests,” Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said in a statement.
Passengers currently booked on the cancelled voyages receive a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) which is equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid along with an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25% of the cruise fare paid. No action is required by the passengers or their travel advisors to receive the above FCCs.
Alternatively, travellers can forfeit the bonus FCC offer as well as request a refund for all money paid on the booking by using the line's online form. Passengers have until September 30 to elect a refund, or they'll automatically receive the default offer.
Princess Cruises said it will protect travel advisor commissions on bookings for all cancelled cruises paid in full.