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Princess Cruises cancels most of its cruises through Dec. 15

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, a tourist photographs the Golden Princess as she sits at anchor off shore from Akaroa in the South Island of New Zealand. Passengers aboard the cruise ship were not being allowed off the boat while some passengers were tested for the new coronavirus. New Zealand has set itself an ambitious goal of not just containing the coronavirus, but eliminating it altogether. Experts believe the country could pull it off, thanks to its geography and decisive early actions by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has put the country into a strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker,File)
FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, a tourist photographs the Golden Princess as she sits at anchor off shore from Akaroa in the South Island of New Zealand. Passengers aboard the cruise ship were not being allowed off the boat while some passengers were tested for the new coronavirus. New Zealand has set itself an ambitious goal of not just containing the coronavirus, but eliminating it altogether. Experts believe the country could pull it off, thanks to its geography and decisive early actions by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has put the country into a strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker,File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – Princess Cruises has canceled most of its cruise operations through Dec. 15 due to COVID-19, the company announced Wednesday.

Cruises in and out of Australia were the exception, with cancelations on Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess, and Sun Princess canceled only through October 31, 2020.

All sailings in Asia, Caribbean, California Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America & Antarctica, Japan, and Tahiti/South Pacific, however, are canceled through December 15, 2020

"We share in our guests' disappointment in cancelling these cruises," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "We look forward to the days when we can return to travel and the happiness it brings to all who cruise."

Princess Cruises says guests currently booked on these canceled voyages who have paid Princess in full will have the option to receive a refundable 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.

For guests who have not paid in full, Princess says it will double the deposit, providing a refundable FCC for the money currently on deposit plus a matching bonus FCC that can be used on any voyage through May 1, 2022. The matching bonus FCC is non-refundable, will not exceed the base cruise fare amount of the currently booked cruise, and will have a minimum value of $100 per person.

To receive the above FCCs, no action is required by the guest or their travel advisor. Alternatively, guests can request a full refund for all monies paid on their booking through this online form. Requests must be received by August 31, 2020 or guests will be registered for the Future Cruise Credit option. Go here for more information.


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