As the coronavirus pandemic continues to halt travel plans around the world, Princess Cruises has cancelled a number of cruises through the end of the 2020 summer season. The major reasons for this decision include reduced flight availability, closure of cruise ports and other large-scale factors that have impacted international trade and travel.
All major scheduled have been cancelled
All Alaska cruises on Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess for the summer season have been stopped, along with European and transatlantic cruises on Enchanted Princess, Regal Princess, Sky Princess, Crown Princess and Island Princess. Summer Caribbean cruises and all Canada & New England cruises on Caribbean Princess and Sky Princess have been cancelled. Additionally, summer to autumn cruises departing from Japan on Diamond Princess have also gone.
Jan Swartz, president of the organisation, said: “As the world is still preparing to resume travel, it is with much disappointment that we announce an extension of our pause of global ship operations and the cancellation of cruise holidays for our loyal guests. Among other disruptions, airlines have limited their flight availability and many popular cruise ports are closed. It saddens us to think about the impact on the livelihood of our teammates, business partners and the communities we visit.”