The cruise line said that the reason for the cancellations are due to current port restrictions and closures and lack of predictability regarding port availability in their Southeast Asia itineraries going forward.
Princess Cruises has canceled the following sailings:
- Diamond Princess sailings through April 20, 2020
- Majestic Princess sailings through April 2, 2020
- Sapphire Princess sailings through June 11, 2020
All guests booked on these cruises will receive a full refund, back to the original form of payment, of their cruise fare, Princess Air, pre- and post-cruise hotel packages, prepaid shore excursions and other prepaid items, and taxes, fees, and port expenses. Since the cruises have been cancelled so close to departure, each guest will also receive a Future Cruise Credit.
Princess Cruises has been posting daily updates of the changes and cancellations on Twitter and on their website.
Cancellation Update: Based on the prolonged quarantine period, and the anticipated time to prepare the ship to return to service, we unfortunately must cancel additional Diamond Princess voyages through the April 20 voyage.
— Princess Cruises (@PrincessCruises) February 16, 2020