Booked customers and travel agents have been informed about the latest changes.
In a statement, the company said that after careful consideration, they had found it "necessary to delay the restart of Island Princess and Crown Princess to Spring 2022 to enable further staggering" of their broader return to service plans.
"Island Princess will now return to service on April 27 with her published 14-day Panama Canal cruise and Crown Princess will restart on her published May 7 seven-day cruise to Alaska.”
Passengers will be offered a full refund, FCC (future cruise credit) or booking a same-priced itinerary in the future.
The progress of Princess Cruises on resuming operations is going according to plan with a number of boats already back in service. The delay of Island Princess (homeported in Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and Crown Princess (Long Beach/Los Angeles, California) is a surprise and the Carnival Corporation-owned company has not announced the specific reason for the delayed restarts.