(6:45 p.m. EDT) -- Princess Cruises announced late Tuesday it would cancel all cruises in Australia and New Zealand through May 31, 2021, as a result of uncertainty over international travel restrictions imposed because of the ongoing global health pandemic.
The move cancels the remainder of Princess Cruises' deployment in Australia for the 2020-2021 cruise season. Sailings in Australia and New Zealand typically run from November through May during the spring and summer seasons in the Southern Hemisphere.
According to Princess, booked passengers will receive future cruise credits equal to 125 percent of the voyage fare paid automatically. Passengers can also elect to request full refunds by completing this form before November 30, 2020.
Canceled Australia and New Zealand voyages include sailings aboard Majestic Princess, Pacific Princess, Regal Princess and Sapphire Princess. A full list of canceled sailings can be found here.
Princess Cruises has suspended all other cruise operations through December 15, 2020. Australia and New Zealand cruises are slated to resume in October 2021.