As the world continues to battle COVID-19, the cruise industry is preparing to see a year without sailings in the U.S. The Center for Disease Control lifted the "No Sail Order" in the U.S. on November 1, 2020, and put in place a "Conditional Sail Order."
The President of Princess Cruises had this to say "We are focused on preparing our ships to meet the CDC health and safety requirements for our eventual return to service."
Princess Cruises Cancellations:
-All embarkations through March 31, 2021.
-All sailings longer than 7 Nights through November 1, 2021.
-All Japan Depatrues through June 25, 2021.
In addition to Princess, Holland America Line has also extended its suspension of service.
Holland America Line Cancellations
All cruise departures from January 1 through March 31, 2021.
Cruises of eight days or more that call at a U.S. port through November 1, 2021.
Select longer voyages in Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South America through mid-April 2021. Some departures will be rescheduled to comparable dates in 2022.
Both Holland America Line and Princess Cruises will spend the additional time readying the company and ships for a successful return to service by meeting each standard required by the CDC.