The Carnival Corporation-owned subsidiary Princess Cruises announced it is extending its pause in passenger shipping operations in Australia and New Zealand through January 27, 2022, because of the COVID-related global travel uncertainties.
Due to the pause extension, Coral Princess ship's schedule through January 17, 2022, has been cancelled.
Deanna Austin, Princess Cruises' Chief Commercial Officer, said:
“It became apparent we would not be able to deliver planned deployment of Royal Princess and Sapphire Princess in Australia before they were due to start their published northern hemisphere voyages.
“We recognize that guests planning cruises over the popular summer and new year holiday period will be particularly disappointed with the changes, however, we wanted to give guests as much notice as possible so they could plan their holidays with certainty.”
Passengers booked on a cancelled sailing have the option to move to an equivalent voyage. The rebooking process has the added benefit of protecting the fare on the replacement cruise. Alternatively, travellers can choose an FCC (future cruise credit) equivalent to 100% of the fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 10% of the fare paid (minimum US$25) or a full refund to the original payment form.