Princess pushes back resumption date to mid-May

Princess extends pause in Australia/New Zealand

SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises is extending its pause in Australia/New Zealand to Jan. 27, 2022, citing uncertainties around the return of cruising in the region.

As a result of the extension, Coral Princess voyages through Jan. 17 have been cancelled, as well as Royal Princess and Sapphire Princess seasons through to March 2022.

“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,” said Deanna Austin, Princess Cruises Chief Commercial Officer. “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.”

For guests booked on a cancelled cruise, guests have the option to move to an equivalent cruise. The rebooking process will have the added benefit of protecting the guests’ fare on their replacement cruise. Alternatively, guests can choose 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 (minimum US$25), or a full refund to the original form of payment.

Requests must be received through this online form by Oct. 31, 2021, or guests will automatically receive the FCC option. FCCs can be used on any cruises booked by Dec. 31, 2022, and sailing by April 30, 2023.

Princess is protecting travel agent commission on bookings that were paid in full.

For more information on FCCS and refunds click here.