Princess Cruises is a USA-based cruise line parented by Carnival Corporation & plc. The premium cruise line is publicizing a restructured timing for their Island Princess and Diamond Princess ships.
The Island Princess is presently prepared to make a comeback with a variety of cruises to the Caribbean in the spring of 2022. This comeback is set to a time preceding the 14-day Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean expedition which will take place on April 27, 2022.
The Diamond Princess will make its comeback in the spring of 2022 too. This ship is set to make a series of voyages to Japan. The specifics of both the newly drafted programs will be declared shortly.
The two premium ship lines will be included in the existing Medallion class ships, namely – Grand Princess, Ruby Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Emerald Princess, and Caribbean Princess. The premium line and the Medallion class ships are set to return to their voyages by November 28, 2021. The voyages will span over a variety of regions including – Alaska, Panama Canal, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the California Coast.
Jan Swartz, President of the Princess Cruises, ecstatically looked forward to returning to the normal functioning of the cruise line with all guests aboard. The guests’ health and safety are of topmost priority, he mentioned.
Princess Cruises substitutes canceled cruises with an equivalent opportunity for guests
Owing to recent changes, Princess Cruises will be withdrawing from its 2021-2022 Antarctica and South America Program on the Diamond Princess ship. The 2022 World Cruise and the two December 2021 Island Princess voyages will also be canceled.
For the guests who have to deal with a canceled cruise, the premium cruise provider will propose a correspondent future cruise. This equivalent cruise opportunity will provide an additional benefit of a future cruise credit (FCC) which will be equal to 100% of the previously paid cruise fare. In case guests do not wish to voyage on a future cruise, the company will initiate a complete refund of the original payment.
Voyagers will have to submit an online form before September 30, 2021, if they will be sailing on a canceled cruise. If not, the guests will be moved to an alternate cruise by default. The FCC can be utilized on any cruise which is booked by and sails by December 31, 2022.
The company vouches to protect the travel agent commissions on bookings that were fully paid. This is due to the key role that travel agents play in the cruise line’s success.
Princess Cruises – The premium cruise line for voyagers
Princess Cruises is a premium cruise line based out of the United States of America. It is headed by the parent company of Carnival Corporation & plc. The cruise line runs a flotilla of 14 contemporary cruise ships. The company carries close to 2 million voyagers every year to over 380 destinations across the world. The regions include – Alaska, Panama Canal, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexican Riviera, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, South America, Canada, the South Pacific, Asia, New England, Antarctica, and World Cruises. The company houses an experienced board of professionals who have curated around 170 itineraries which range from between 3 days to 111 days of voyaging.
The Medallion Class Vacations was presented in 2017 by collaborating with the parent company – Carnival Corporation & plc. Each guest in this program was provided with free Ocean Medallion devices, which were the holiday industry’s most innovative wearable device. This advanced wearable paves the swiftest way to a seamlessly custom-made vacation, thus giving guests ample time to do the activities that they love.
In light of the recent pandemic, Princess Cruises has been constantly fine-tuning its health and safety protocols. The company has been seeking advice from medical experts and assessing the newly drawn-out itineraries to be in the best interests of the guests’ safety.