In response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” pertaining to resumption of U.S. cruise operations, Princess Cruises is extending its pause in global operations to allow time for the estimated preparation needed for completing required activities prior to sailing and taking into consideration the temporary 7-day cap on itineraries that call at a U.S. port. The cruise operations impacted include the following:

  • All cruises sailing through March 31, 2021
  • All cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of United States ports through Nov. 1, 2021

Additionally, due to the uncertainty about when international travel restrictions might be lifted, Princess Cruises is extending its pause in operations for cruises departing in and out of Japan through June 25, 2021.

“We are focused on preparing our ships to meet the CDC health and safety requirements for our eventual return to service,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, in a press release statement.

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Temperature check (Photo credit: Princess Cruises)

Guests currently booked on these cancelled voyages will have the option to receive a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100 percent of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25 percent of the cruise fare.

To receive the above FCCs, no action is required by the guest or their travel advisor.

Princess will protect travel advisor commissions on bookings for cancelled cruises that were paid in full in recognition of the critical role they play in the cruise line’s business and success.

For more information, visit Information on Impacted & Cancelled Cruises.