Princess Cancels Extra Cruises on Crown, Island Princess; Delays Restarts into Spring

(10:51 a.m. EST) — Princess Cruises has canceled extra sailings aboard two of its vessels, suspending their restarts till the spring of 2022.

On Tuesday, Princess introduced it could cancel voyages aboard the 2006-built Crown Princess via April 29, 2022; whereas fleetmate Island Princess would see its voyages canceled via April 17, 2022.

The primary income voyage for Island Princess will now be a 14-day Panama Canal journey from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles on April 27, 2022. Crown Princess will not restart till Saturday, Could 7, 2022, when the ship sails from Seattle certain for Alaska.

Crown Princess, Island Princess Cruises Cancelled; Refund and FCC Choices Supplied

Island Princess

“After cautious consideration, now we have discovered it essential to delay the restart of Island Princess and Crown Princess to Spring 2022 to allow additional staggering of our broader return to service plans,” reads an announcement on the Princess Cruises web site.

Passengers on affected voyages are given three choices: an computerized switch to an analogous cruise itinerary (although a few of these substitute voyages are in 2023); a Future Cruise Credit score (FCC) of one hundred pc of the cruise fare paid; or a full refund.

These booked on canceled cruises on each vessels should go to this hyperlink previous to December 31, 2021, to make their choice, in any other case they are going to be moved to a substitute cruise by default.

Cruise Cancellations: The New Regular?

Star Princess

The cancellations are the newest adjustments Princess has needed to make to its fleet deployment for the reason that begin of the worldwide well being pandemic in 2020. Whereas the road now has numerous vessels in its fleet efficiently restarted — together with the debut of the brand-new Enchanted Princess earlier this month — port restrictions world wide proceed to hamper a return to regular, coupled with an increase in COVID-19 instances in Europe that has already resulted in river cruise traces in Europe having to clean their printed Winter 2021 itineraries.

For passengers anticipating to sail on each vessels, information of the cancellations is hard to swallow.

“I am soooo dissatisfied as a result of this was presupposed to be for our thirtieth wedding ceremony anniversary and the opposite cruises going out of LA and San Francisco haven’t any mini suites left (considered one of them would not also have a balcony left),” writes smwg. “Unsure what to do now.”

“We bought the dreaded e-mail too for our Island Princess household cruise in March 2022, which was rebooked from February 2022 as a result of fear youngsters would not be vaccinated in time, which was rebooked from February 2021 as a result of covid,” writes dreaminofcruisin.

“Sadly, I’ve now run out of Princess cruises that match into the timeframe that works for all 7 folks…so for the primary time in a really very long time, I’m taking a look at different cruise traces.”

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