Princess Cruises, a Carnival Corporation brand, has made the decision to suspend operation on all 18 of its cruise ships. This comes as an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 virus that has already ravaged through multiple Princess cruise ships. All sailings departing between March 13 and May 1, 2020, have now been canceled.
"Princess Cruises is a global vacation company that serves more than 50,000 guests daily from 70 countries as part of our diverse business, and it is widely known that we have been managing the implications of COVID-19 on two continents," said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. "By taking this bold action of voluntarily pausing the operations of our ships, it is our intention to reassure our loyal guests, team members and global stakeholders of our commitment to the health, safety and well-being of all who sail with us, as well as those who do business with us, and the countries and communities we visit around the world,"
All current sailing will end by March 17th some ships will dock in locations different from where they were scheduled to disembark passengers, all of those passengers will be assisted by the cruise line to make arrangements home.