SINGAPORE 8 March 2021: Princess Cruises has announced three
new itineraries are to be added to Regal Princess’ 2021 ex-UK season.
Regal Princess is due to be homeported in
Southampton later this year. The new itineraries are:
- A 12-night
Canary Islands cruise, calling at Vigo, Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria,
Lanzarote, Lisbon. Departs 18 September 2021.
- A seven-night
Spain & France cruise, calling at La Rochelle, Bilbao, La Coruna, Guernsey
(St. Peter Port). Departs 30 September 2021.
- A five-night
Belgium & Netherlands Sampler cruise, calling at Zeebrugge (for Brussels/Bruges),
Rotterdam, Guernsey (St. Peter Port). Departs 7 October 2021.
A 25-night Canada and New England cruise will
sail roundtrip from Southampton in 2022 on Sky Princess. The itinerary includes
an overnight stay in New York City, and guests can visit other popular
ports-of-call such as Boston, Rhode Island and Maine in the US, plus Corner
Brook, Prince Edward Island, Bay of Fundy, Halifax and Newfoundland in Canada.
The cruise departs on 24 September 2022.
Extension of pause of UK-based cruises
As Princess Cruises continues to review and assess its
operations following the recent UK Government announcement on the roadmap to
ease lockdown and related international travel restrictions, the company is
extending the pause of its UK-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from
Southampton, through 25 September 2021
on Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Island Princess.
“We share in our guests’ disappointment over these
cancelled voyages, and we appreciate the continued understanding and
cooperation from our loyal guests and travel advisors,” said Princess Cruises
president Jan Swartz. “As we prepare our ships for a return to service, we
remain in close contact with the UK Government to monitor the latest travel
guidance for international guests.”
For guests booked on a cancelled voyage, Princess will offer
to move guests to the equivalent cruise in 2022. Alternatively, guests can
choose a future cruise credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid
plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 10% of the cruise fare
paid (minimum USD25) or a full refund to the original form of payment.
Princess will transfer the commission earned by travel
agents from the cancelled 2021 cruise to the new booking in 2022 that was paid
in full. This convenience is in
recognition of the critical role they play in the cruise line’s business and