The Carnival subsidiary Princess Cruises stops vIn the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ship was shut down for two months. The media reported extensively that the shipping company was struggling with the effects of COVID-19 on two continents. As a consequence of the pandemic, the company decided to cease operations on the 18 cruise ships worldwide. Ship operations will resume on May 11, 2020.
All trips between March 12 and May 10, 2020 are affected by the measure. Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises said: “Princess Cruises is a global vacation company that serves more than 50.000 guests from 70 countries every day as part of our diverse business. It is common knowledge that we have struggled with the effects of COVID-19 on two continents. With this courageous measure to voluntarily interrupt the operation of our ships, we would like to convince our loyal guests, employees and stakeholders of our commitment to the health, safety and well-being of all those who travel with us. The same applies to countries and communities that we visit with our ships all over the world ”.
Group President Jan Swartz on board the Majestic Princess
In practice, this means: Current cruises from Princess Cruises that end in the next five days will continue as planned. The homeward journey of the passengers should not be impaired. Current trips beyond March 17th will end at the most convenient location for guests, whereby the operational requirements of the shipping company are also taken into account.
Passengers affected by the interruption of ship operations will receive cruise credit equal to the price they paid for their canceled cruise. In addition, a bonus amount will be credited to their on-board account. Alternatively, you can request a refund on the Princess website.
From a current perspective, Princess Cruises plans to start operations again on May 11, 2020. Nothing is said about the extent of the loss of earnings or damage to the company.