Princess Cruises has been one of the fastest of the cruise lines to respond to COVID-19 restrictions and rules, and they’ve once again been a first mover in announcing a new round of delays.
Yesterday, the major cruise line announced that it’s canceling all cruises until March 31, 2021. It’s also canceling all cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of U.S. ports through November 1, 2021.
The move comes amidst the CDC’s replacement of the No Sail Order, which was announced at the end of October. The company says it will use the time between now and March 31, 2021, to prepare for new regulations and restrictions that will need to be abided by before sailing.
In a statement announcing the new cancellation, Princess Cruises President Jan Swartz said the following: “We are focused on preparing our ships to meet the CDC health and safety requirements for our eventual return to service. We also appreciate the continued support we have received from our guests, partners and travel advisors, reinforcing for all of us why we do what we do.”