Due to the worst hit in the tourism sector with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Princess cruise line has canceled their voyages to avoid the risk of the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The pandemic has hit hard on all the tourism sector worldwide, where Cruise operators are even hit bad.
Taking consideration of the spreading of the virus, Princess Cruises has announced the cancellation of its sailing in Asia, the Caribbean, California, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America. Antarctica, Japan, and Tahiti/South Pacific. The Sailing has been called off worldwide until mid of December.
All sailings will stay on pause, however, Princess cruise has scheduled confirmed from Australia. The cruise line said all trips in and out of Australia on their ships Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess, and Sun Princess can resume on October 31.
The cruise line said in a news release, “We share in our guests’ disappointment in canceling these cruises,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, in the news release. “We look forward to the days when we can return to travel and the happiness it brings to all who cruise.”
With due Cancellation, Princess Cruise has made the flexible refund policy to their clients depends on the deposit paid by the passenger. Princess is offering financial incentives to rebook the voyage on a later date or make a full refund with an online form that needs to be requested before 31st August. In case the request for a refund is not sent, the passenger will automatically be registered the amount as the “Future Cruise Credit” option.
Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25% of the cruise fare. FCC benefits passenger to use the 25% extra credits to book future cruise packages.