SINGAPORE, 21 June, 2021: Following collaboration with government officials and evolving guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Princess is announcing its intent to return to service in the United States sailing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Ft. Lauderdale this fall.
Starting between 25
September and 28 November 2021, cruises onboard eight Princess MedallionClass
ships will once again take guests to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico,
Hawaii and the California Coast.
Princess and Grand Princess: Los Angeles once again provides the springboard to
a variety of destinations, including the California Coast and Mexico on
seven-day cruises and the Islands of Hawaii on 15-day cruises. Also available
are three- to five-day Getaway cruises to the California Coast and Mexico.
Princess: Sailing out of the iconic
Port of San Francisco, Ruby Princess will start with seven-day California Coast
cruises before adding 15-day cruises exploring four distinct island jewels in
Hawaii and 10-day Mexico cruises to the lineup.
Princess: Begins with two brand new
cruises from Ft. Lauderdale to start her current inaugural season of 10-day
cruises to the Southern and Eastern Caribbean.
Princess, Regal Princess and Caribbean
Princess: From Ft. Lauderdale, guests can island-hop through the Caribbean
with three-, five-, seven- and 14-day cruises, available in the Eastern
Caribbean, that visit some of the best-known beaches in the world and the
Western Caribbean that allows guests to explore Ancient Mayan Ruins and the
beauty of unspoiled coral reefs and underwater caves.
Princess: Travels to the Panama
Canal, from Ft. Lauderdale, on a series of 10-day cruises to this iconic cruise
wonder of the world.
Dining, entertainment, and
shore excursion details are currently being finalised and will be communicated
in the coming weeks.
cruises sailing through 2021 are available for guests who have received their
final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the
beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. Crew vaccinations will
be in accordance with CDC guidelines.
CRUISE WITH CONFIDENCE
Updates to the cruise line’s Cruise with Confidence programme are
also being implemented, providing peace of mind for booked guests who may
encounter an unexpected trip cancellation or interruption due to COVID-19.
Guests can cancel for any reason up to 30 days before departure and receive a Future Cruise Credit for any cancellation fees, and a refund of
additional funds received to the original payment method. As an enhanced
benefit, guests may cancel
and receive the same Future Cruise Credit and refund within 30 days all the way
to sailing day if they test positive for COVID-19.
PRINCESS MEDALLIONCLASS VACATION
All Princess ships offer TrulyTouchless experiences with more ways to
support physical distancing and personalisation that simplifies the guest
experience and delivers next-level service supporting new health
protocols. Princess ships offer the best Wi-Fi at sea,
MedallionNet, so guests can stay connected to the things and people they love
and share vacation memories with ease.
The cruise line’s award-winning OceanMedallion wearable device replaces the traditional cruise card and pairs with embedded IoT (“Internet of things”) – driven innovative technology to significantly expand touch-free options and personalisation on board, including:
- Touchless embarkation and disembarkation
- Keyless stateroom entry
- Completely contactless commerce
- Simplified safety training
- On-demand food, beverages and retail items delivered anywhere onboard
- Guest service requests via mobile device chat
- Location-based gaming and wagering
- Entertainment content via smart devices
(Source: Princess Cruises) https://www.princess.com/