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Dear guests,
Your health and safety is our most important priority.  Accordingly, we are currently assessing how we will enhance our onboard health and safety protocols in light of COVID-19 and how these enhancements may affect our cruise offerings.  As such, our actual cruise offerings may vary from the descriptions provided and images displayed throughout the website.
Cruise Travel Advice (CDC) guidelines apply to all travel to the United States.
 

Vaccination and Testing Obligations:

With respect to our guests, the following requirements are required:

- The last dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days prior to the start of the cruise
- In addition to the required negative test proof, for all departures of 15 nights or more, an additional antigen test will be administered by Princess at check-in at no charge.
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) performed within 2 days prior to boarding.
- Proof of vaccination
- Face masks must be worn in certain areas.
 

Here you can find the overview about Vaccination requirements and test obligations on our summer cruises in 2022 from USA, UK and Rest of Europe. (July 6 2022):

 

Destination USA and Canada Australia United Kingdom (UK) Rest of Europe
ship/departure all ships & departures all ships & departures from Brisbane & Sydney



 
Sky Princess from 28th March 2022,

Emerald Princess from 01st May 2022,

Enchanted Princess from 04th May 2022,

Island Princess from 29th June 2022
Regal Princess departing from Athens, Barcelona and Rome from 26th March 2022, Enchanted and Island Princess from Copenhagen and Rome
Vaccination requirements These cruises are available for guests who have received their final dose of an authorized/approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise. Children under 5 may be booked without beeing vaccinated. These cruises are available for guests aged 12+ who have received their final dose of an authorized/approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise. Children under 12 may be booked without beeing vaccinated subject to pre-approval by Princess Cruises.
 
These cruises are available for guests who have received their final dose of an authorized/approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise. Children under 5 may be booked without beeing vaccinated. These cruises are available for guests 12+ who have received their final dose of an authorized/approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise. A booster is strongly recommended. Children under 12 may be booked without beeing vaccinated.
Booster
 
A booster is strongly recommended. A booster is strongly recommended. A booster is required on all European cruises starting on or after May 07, 2022 for all passengers aged 12+ whose final dose of an approved/authorized COVID-19 vaccine is older than 270 days before the end of the cruise. Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 is not accepted in place of a booster. Children below the age of 12 will not require a booster. A booster is required for all passengers aged 18+ whose final dose of an approved/authorized COVID-19 vaccine is older than 270 days before the end of the cruise. Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 is not accepted in place of a booster. Children below the age of 18 will not require a booster.
Proof of vaccination required in digital or printed format at Check-In All guests regardless of age will require a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) before embarkation. Guests arriving from Europe can use a self-administered antigen test  before proceeding to the terminal and need to attest that they received a negative result. required in digital or printed format at Check-In required in digital or printed format at Check-In
Testing requirements All guests ages 2 and above will require a medically observed, negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) result taken before embarkation and before beginn of the Cruisetour. PCR test taken within 3 days before boarding, Antigen test taken within 1 day before boarding All guests age 5 and above will require a medically observed, negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) result taken before embarkation. All guests age 5 and above will require a medically observed, negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) result taken before embarkation.
Fully vaccinated incl. booster (eligible at least 7 days before embarkation) PCR or Antigen test taken within 3 days before boarding; Antigen test for departures from Canada needs to be taken within 2 days before boarding  PCR test taken within 3 days before boarding, Antigen test taken within 1 day before boarding PCR or Antigen test taken within 3 days before boarding PCR or Antigen test taken within 3 days before boarding (for Athens departures the PCR or Antigentest needs to be taken within 2 day before boarding
Fully vaccinated PCR test taken within 3 days before boarding, Antigen test taken within 2 days before boarding children 0-11: PCR test taken within 3 days before boarding; further charges for testing during the cruise will apply PCR test taken within 3 days before boarding, Antigen test taken within 2 days before boarding PCR or Antigen test taken within 3 days before boarding (for Athens departures the PCR or Antigentest needs to be taken within 2 day before boarding
Not vaccinated (children 0-4 years) PCR test taken within 3 days before boarding, no testing required for children under the age of two. not available, antigen tests can be bought at the airport or pharmacy or can be brought from home. children 0-4: No testing required                                                     
children 5-11 and children 12+ without booster: PCR test taken within 3 days before boarding; additional charged for testing during the cruise will apply
children 0-4: No testing required            children 5-11: PCR test taken within 3 days before boarding (for Athens departures PCR or Antigentest needs to be taken within 2 day before boarding); additional charges for testing during the cruise will apply
Testing at the terminal only limited availability at the terminal, charges will apply (starting from 100 USD per test) not available, antigen tests can be bought at the airport or pharmacy or can be brought from home. not available at the terminal available at the terminal, charges will apply (60 USD per test will be charged to the shipboard account)
Additional testing on board For all departures of 15 nights or more, an additional Antigen test will be administered by Princess at check-in at no charge. For all departures of 15 nights or more, an additional Antigen test will be administered by Princess at check-in at no charge. Additional charges for testing during the cruise will apply for all passengers with status "unvaccinated". For all departures of 15 nights or more, an additional Antigen test will be administered by Princess at check-in at no charge. For all departures of 15 nights or more, an additional Antigen test will be administered by Princess at check-in at no charge. Additional charges for testing during the cruise will apply for all passengers aged 5+ with status "unvaccinated".
Facial mask required to wear in certain areas required to wear in certain areas required to wear in certain areas required to wear in certain areas
 

Further information regarding current vaccination and testing requirements can be found here. Please check the latest updated requirements before your departure.

Further information can be found here (All information without guarantee)

 
 
 
 View Special conditions for cancellations
Munich, 31.05.2022

Dear guests and partners,
 
we want you to be able to book your next cruise without worries and have again adjusted and extended our cancellation conditions due to the rapidly changing developments. The updated conditions replace the cancellation conditions we communicated before.
They are valid for cruises of Princess Cruises booked for departures until 30.09.2022 (excluded from this are any additional services such as flights, hotel accommodation etc. - here the regular conditions apply):

 

- Cancellation until 30 days before departure:
Cancellation fees (depending on the rate) will be converted into a voucher, which you can use for a new cruise. 
*Important information regarding the voucher:
 
- The voucher is not transferable and non-refundable.
- The voucher can be applied to any Princess Cruises cruise. Clients have to book by one year from the date of creation of the voucher and  sail by date of September 30, 2023.
*Please note that the voucher cannot be used for your originally booked cruise.

- Cancellation 30 days or less before departure: the normal cancellation conditions according to the terms and conditions apply.

Please take our business hours into account in order to comply with the above deadlines.
 
Thank you for your continued support!
Your Princess Cruises  Team

 

Latest news

LAST UPDATED: 22.03.2022

 
Munich, 21st March 2022

 
Update Cruises Asia/Australia/South Pacific/Europe

Dear Guests,
While Princess Cruises continues to work with various government and port authorities to finalize plans for a return to global cruising, the line continues to face uncertainties regarding port access and ongoing international travel restrictions. 
As a result, it has been necessary to make several changes to future ship deployments. It is with regret that Princess Cruises must cancel the following cruises:

- Diamond Princess Japan and Singapore cruises through March 03, 2023 (Diamond Princess will sail from San Diego along the West Coast of the U.S. and to Hawaii instead).


- Majestic Princess sailings in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific from Feb. 2023 to May 2023


- Royal Princess sailings in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific from September 2022 to March 04, 2023. Please note that Majestic Princess will replace Royal Princess on sailings from March 07, 2023 and March 09, 2023.


- Ruby Princess Panama Canal departures in February 2023.


Please note that due to the current situation,  Baltic cruises onboard Enchanted Princess for 2022 has been cancelled.
As a result, Enchanted Princess will offer new voyages from Southampton to the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Norway and Iceland, as well as passages across the Atlantic. 

 
All affected guests or their travel agents will be contacted individually with full information and details regarding these deployment changes.
Please understand that due to the current circumstances, it will take longer than usual to respond to your inquiries.

We thank you for your continued support!
Your Princess Cruises Team
 
 

Munich, 15 Februrary  2022

Dear guests,

Update Sapphire Princess
Due to the uncertainty of when cruise operations will resume from Australia, Sapphire Princess will return to the US West Coast earlier than originally planned. As a result, Princess Cruises has cancelled all Sapphire Princess sailings from 28.08.2022 through 29.10.2022 in Asia and Australia.
Please find attached a list of all cancelled cruises, respective replacement voyages as well as Sapphire Princess’s new West Coast sailings to Mexico, California and Hawaii. The new West Coast voyages will be available for booking from 17.02.2022.

Update Vaccination and Testing Policy

Valid for all departures 15+ nights (excluding back-to-back-bookings)
On all departures of 15 nights or more (including Panama Canal full transit, Hawaii and Transatlantic crossings), all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and meet the following requirements:  
•    have received their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the beginning of the cruise and provide proof of vaccination at terminal check-in
•    provide acceptable proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within 2 days of embarkation 
•    take another COVID-19 test at the terminal on a complimentary basis (NEW)
•    wear face masks in designated areas except while eating or drinking 

Valid only for departures 16+ nights through 31.03.2022
All guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and meet the following requirements: 
•    have received their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the beginning of the cruise and provide proof of vaccination at terminal check-in
•    proof of a COVID-19 booster that was administered at least 7 days before the start of the cruise (NEW)
•    provide acceptable proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within 2 days of embarkation
•    take another COVID-19 test at the terminal on a complimentary basis (NEW)
•    wear face masks in designated areas except while eating or drinking


All affected guests or their travel agencies will be contacted individually with all information and details regarding these deployment changes.
We ask for your kind understanding that given the current circumstances it will take us longer than normal to respond to your inquiries. 

 
Thank you for your continued support!
Your Princess Cruises Team