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Cruise Line Cancels Over Two Dozen Sailings

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Princess Cruises had made the difficult decision to cancel over two dozen sailings across several ships.

Interestingly, despite the move clearly being made as a result of how Asian routes are being impacted by coronavirus, the disease was not mentioned in the “itinerary modification” update posted Saturday evening.

Which Sailings Are Being Cancelled

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photo: Princess Cruises

Across the industry, cruise lines are finding themselves having to make changes to itineraries that originated from or visited Asian markets.

This comes at a particularly bad time, given that several cruise lines have been working to make headway in those same areas, with many having repositioned ships in an effort to capitalize on a market that has only recently begun to show potential.

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The coronavirus outbreak has been particularly problematic for Princess Cruises, thanks to an outbreak aboard the Diamond Princess which led to both an extended quarantine and a flurry of negative mainstream press attention. Now, the cruise line is working to find the best path forward. “Our team continues working to finalize itinerary changes and to communicate these changes to you as soon as the details are confirmed,” reads an update on their web page.

“Due to current port restrictions and closures and lack of predictability regarding port availability in our Southeast Asia itineraries going forward,” the notice continues, “we have made the decision to cancel additional Asia voyages on Sapphire Princess and Majestic Princess.”

Sapphire Princess – photo: Princess Cruises

Booked guests will receive full refunds on all costs associated with their trips. They will also receive a Future Cruise Credit, although the update does not say whether this will be a full or partial credit.

Given the number of passengers this could potentially impact, the web page encourages guests “to consult this Itinerary Modification page for changes that may impact your voyage” as opposed to contacting the call center.

Below is a list of the cancellations and itinerary modifications as of Saturday evening. This is in addition to the cancellation of all Diamond Princess sailings through at least mid-March.

 

Majestic Princess Voyage Cancellations

Voyage Departure Date Departure Port
8005F February 22, 2020 Fremantle (Perth) to Singapore
8007 March 12, 2020 Sinagpore to Hong Kong
8009 March 23, 2020 Roundtrip from Taipei (Keelung)
8009A March 23, 2020 Roundtrip from Taipei (Keelung)
8010 March 28, 2020 Roundtrip from Taipei (Keelung)
8010A March 28, 2020 Roundtrip from Taipei (Keelung)
8011N April 2, 2020 Roundtrip from Taipei (Keelung)
8011B April 2, 2020 Roundtrip from Taipei (Keelung)

Sapphire Princess Voyage Cancellations

Voyage Departure Date Departure Port
H007 February 13, 2020 Roundtrip from Singapore
H007A February 13, 2020 Roundtrip from Singapore
H008 February 23, 2020 Roundtrip from Singapore
H009 March 1, 2020 Roundtrip From Singapore
H009A March 1, 2020 Roundtrip From Singapore
H010 March 12, 2020 Roundtrip From Singapore
H010A March 12, 2020 Roundtrip From Singapore
H011 March 22, 2020 Roundtrip From Singapore
H013 April 16, 2020 Singapore To Yokohama
H014 May 2, 2020 Yokohama To Singapore
H014A May 2, 2020 Yokohama To Hong Kong
H014D May 2, 2020 Roundtrip From Yokohama
H014G May 2, 2020 Yokohama To Hong Kong
H014B May 10, 2020 Hong Kong To Singapore
H014F May 10, 2020 Hong Kong To Yokohama
H014H May 10, 2020 Roundtrip From Hong Kong
H015C May 18, 2020 Singapore To Hong Kong
H015 May 18, 2020 Singapore To Yokohama
H015D May 26, 2020 Hong Kong To Yokohama
H016 June 3, 2020 Roundtrip from Shanghai
H016A June 3, 2020 Roundtrip from Shanghai
H016B June 3, 2020 Roundtrip from Shanghai
H016C June 3, 2020 Roundtrip from Shanghai
H016D June 3, 2020 Roundtrip from Shanghai
H017 June 11, 2020 Roundtrip from Shanghai
H017A June 11, 2020 Roundtrip from Shanghai
H017B June 11, 2020 Roundtrip from Shanghai

Majestic Princess Voyage Modifications

Voyage Departure Date Modifications
8005 February 12, 2020 Voyage now ends in Fremantle (Perth) on February 22, 2020
8005D February 16, 2020 Voyage now ends in Fremantle (Perth) on February 22, 2020
8005E February 18, 2020 Voyage now ends in Fremantle (Perth) on February 22, 2020

 

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