Princess Cruises: All trips on temporary hold
Princess Cruises, which is owned by Miami-based Carnival Corp., announced early Thursday that it will be temporarily pausing global operations of its 18 cruise ships for two months out of an “abundance of caution” over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move will affect voyages departing March 12 to May 10, according to the company.
“Our teammates are our Princess family and we are committed to the care of our team. This is an unprecedented action in the history of our company, so we do not know how everything will play out. We ask for understanding as we work through the specifics regarding compensation and other details,” a Princess Cruises spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
The decision comes after Princess Cruises previously saw some of its ships quarantined because of the novel coronavirus.
Princess Cruises say those who are currently onboard a cruise that will end in the next five days will finish their trip as scheduled. Trips that were originally scheduled to finish after March 17 will end earlier at a location that will be “most convenient” for guests.