Top News Princess Cruises extends pause through May 2021 By TTG Asia / Posted on 7 January, 2021 15:25 Princess Cruises is extending its pause of sailings through May 14, 2021, including sailings in the Caribbean and along the California Coast, plus early season Alaska and Europe cruises. The decision was made in light of the ongoing uncertainty around travel restrictions, said the company. In preparation for its return to service, the cruise line will continue to develop its plans to meet the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Princess Cruises extends pause in operations as the pandemic continues to impact the cruising industry Guests currently booked on these cancelled voyages will have the option to receive a refundable Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equivalent to 100 per cent of the cruise fare paid, plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 25 per cent of the cruise fare paid. To receive the above FCCs, no action is required by the guest or their travel advisor. The FCCs can be used on any cruises booked by May 1, 2022 and sailing by December 31, 2022. Alternatively, guests can request a full refund for all monies paid on their booking before February 15, 2021. Princess said it will protect travel advisor commission on bookings for cancelled cruises that were paid in full, in recognition of the critical role they play in the cruise line’s business and success. Earlier, Princess had also extended its pause for cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand through May 31, 2021, as well as Japan cruises through June 25, 2021.