Covid travel curbs force more Princess Cruises cancellations

Princess Cruises has been forced to cancel more worldwide sailings due to continung Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Passengers booked on a cancelled cruise will be given the option to move to a choice of an equivalent sailing this year or in 2022.

The line said: “While Princess Cruises continues to work with various government and port authorities to finalise its additional plans for return to cruising and due to ongoing international travel restrictions, the company is cancelling the following cruise holidays:

“California Coast and Mexico sailings on Ruby Princess until August 21.

“Caribbean sailings on Caribbean Princess until August 21.

“Remaining 2021 Mediterranean season on Enchanted Princess.

“Princess continues its discussion with various United States and Canadian government officials to try to preserve a portion of the Alaska 2021 cruise season.”

The company pledged to protect travel agent commission on bookings that were paid in full “in recognition of the critical role they play in the cruise line’s business and success”.

The rebooking process will have the benefit of protecting the 2021 fare on replacement cruises.

Alternatively, passengers can opt for a future cruise credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 10% of the cruise fare paid or a full refund.

Requests must be received via an online form by June 15 or customers will automatically receive an FCC.

FCCs can be used on any cruises booked by and sailing by December 31, 2022.

The Carnival Corporation brand is deploying two ships, Regal Princess and Sky Princess, on UK coastal itineraries this summer.

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