As Princess Cruises continues to develop its plans to meet the “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” (issued by the USA's CDC agency) in addition to the uncertainty around travel restrictions, the line is extending its pause of guest cruise vacations on vessels sailing through and including May 14, 2021.
This includes voyages in the Caribbean, US California Coast, early-season Alaska and European departures, all Transatlantic and Panama Canal repositioning cruises in Spring (RepositionCruises.com).
Passengers currently booked on the cancelled voyages have the option to receive a refundable FCC (Future Cruise Credit) equivalent to 100% of the fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus future cruise credit equal to 25% of the fare paid.
To receive the FCCs, no action is required by the passengers or their travel advisors. The FCCs can be used on any voyages booked by May 1, 2022, and sailing by December 31, 2022. Alternatively, travellers can request a full refund for all money paid on their booking through the online form. Requests have to be received by February 15, 2021, or passengers will be registered for the FCC option.
Princess Cruises will protect travel advisor commission on bookings for cancelled cruises paid in full in recognition of the role they play in the company’s business and success.
Princess previously paused global cruise vacations and cancelled all departures on all cruise ships through March 31, 2021.