Princess Cruises has extended its halt on cruising in Australia until September 21, cancelling itineraries on the Sea, Majestic, Sun and Sapphire.
The line says the move is in response to the Australian Government’s approach to managing the resumption of cruising in the Australian region, along with the ongoing uncertainty of ports reopening for cruise ships in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.
The line has also cancelled all cruises in and out of Vancouver and Seattle in September and October on Coral, Emerald, Grand, Royal, Ruby and Star Princess.
In Asia, the line has stopped all cruises roundtrip Keelung departing August 2020 on Majestic Princess from Aug 5-Aug 23.
Passengers who have paid in full, have the option to accept a special higher value Future Cruise Credit offer:
100% value of cruise fare paid as a Future Cruise Credit (FCC)
Bonus FCC equal to 25% of the cruise fare paid
Guests who have not paid in full, have the option to accept a special ‘Double your Deposit’ Future Cruise Credit offer which means transfering the money deposited for your vacation as a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) and Princess will provide a matching bonus FCC for the same amount up to the base cruise fare amount of the current cruise (minimum US$100 per person).
Alternatively, all guests can forfeit these bonus FCC offers and request a refund for all money paid on their booking by using an online form from the Princess website.
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