Princess Cruises Extends “Book with Confidence” Program
Princess Cruises is extending its Book with Confidence program as the coronavirus pandemic continues to play a factor in travel plans.
The California-based cruise line announced its limited-time flexible-booking policy will be extended to sailings through Sept. 30, 2022 — though cruise planners should keep in mind that it only applies to reservations made by March 2, 2022.
With the Book with Confidence program, ticketed cruise guests will be able to make changes to their reservations up to 30 days ahead of their scheduled departure. For canceled trips, Princess Cruises will extend a Future Cruise Credit instead of the standard cancellation fees it typically issues.
The Book with Confidence program includes a COVID-19 protection policy that offers a chance to book a future cruise in case a passenger shows symptoms or test positive for coronavirus at the time of departure.
Full vaccinations for COVID-19 are still required for cruise passengers and need to be administered at least 14 days before departure, per current CDC guidelines, but the health agency does note that breakthrough infections are still possible.
The Book with Confidence program includes a COVID-19 Protection policy that offers a chance to book a future cruise in case a passenger shows symptoms or test positive for coronavirus at the time of departure. (Getty Images)
Princess Cruises also offers Princes Vacation Protection plans that offer Future Cruise Credits or reimbursements for canceled trips, lost or damaged luggage, emergency excess medical expenses and emergency evacuation and trip interruption coverage. The standard protection plan costs 8% of the cruise cost, while the platinum protection plan costs 12%.
Source: FOX Business