Cruise news: Princess Cruises & Holland America cancel select voyages until November 2021


Due to the uncertainty nearly when international travel restrictions might be lifted, Princess Sails is extending its pause in operations for cruises departing in and out of Japan until June 25, 2021.

Jan Swartz, president of Princess Journeys said: “We are focused on preparing our ships to meet the CDC health and safety demands for our eventual return to service.

“We also appreciate the continued support we tease received from our guests, partners and travel advisors, reinforcing for all of us why we do what we do.”

Companies booked onto any cancelled cruises will be able to receive a refundable Coming Cruise Credit (FCC) which is the equivalent to 100 percent of the cruise diet paid.

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Holland America made the decision as it develops its plans to match the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the CDC.

The cruises that force be impacted are all departures from January 1 until March 31, 2021 as thoroughly as cruises of eight days or more that call at a US port until November 1, 2021.

Other journeys that will be impacted are selected longer voyages in Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South America through mid-April 2021.

Some departures will be rescheduled to comparable dates in 2022.

For Seabourn Odyssey, it will-power be select voyages from January 16 until November 15, 2021 that desire be cancelled.

However, seven-day Alaska or British Columbia and Pacific Beach sailings are not cancelled.

Seabourn Quest voyages that are longer than seven days and pursuit on a US port are cancelled from July 22 until November 6, 2021.

Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn explained: “We’re fully committed to meeting the requirements necessary to bring guests in dire straits to our ships, including those issued by the CDC.”

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