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Princess Cruises stretches operating pause for most ships to Dec. 15

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Majestic Princess, pictured here in Sydney, is among five Princess ships serving Australia whose operations are paused through October
Princess Cruises extended its pause in global operations to Dec. 15 for all but five ships serving Australia.

Australia sailings paused through October

All cruises sailing in and out of Australia on Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess are paused through Oct. 31.

All sailings in Asia, the Caribbean, along the California coast, Hawaii, Mexico, the Panama Canal, South America, Antarctica, Japan and Tahiti/South Pacific are paused through Dec. 15.

125% future cruise credit for those who've paid in full

Passengers on canceled voyages who have paid Princess in full have the option to receive a 125% future cruise credit. For those who have not paid in full, Princess will double the deposit, providing a refundable FCC for the money on deposit plus a matching bonus FCC that can be used on any voyage through May 1, 2022. The matching bonus FCC is non-refundable, will not exceed the base cruise fare amount of the currently booked cruise and will have a minimum value of $100 per person.

To receive either FCC, no action is required.

Or, travelers may request a refund for all monies paid via this online form. Requests must be received by Aug. 31 or passengers will be registered for the FCC option.

Commissions protected for cruises paid in full

Princess will protect travel advisor commissions on bookings for canceled cruises that were paid in full.

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