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Princess Cruises Delays Delivery of Sun Princess and Cancels Inaugural Sailing

Princess Cruises Delays Delivery of Sun Princess and Cancels Inaugural Sailing

Princess Cruises and shipbuilder Fincantieri have agreed to postpone delivery of Sun Princess, the largest vessel ever built in Italy and the first ship of a groundbreaking new platform created specifically for the Princess brand.

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The delay has resulted in the cancelation of Sun Princess‘ ten-day inaugural cruise, which was scheduled to depart from Barcelona on February 8th.

“We understand that this news is disappointing, and we share in that disappointment. We recognize the anticipation that surrounded this sailing, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this cancellation causes,” John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises, said in a press release.

The cruise line has stated that guests booked on the canceled maiden voyage will receive a full refund of the cruise fare and any pre-purchased onboard services. Affected cruisers will also receive a 50% future cruise credit (FCC) for a future Princess cruise. FCC must be booked by November 30, 2024 and sailed by December 31, 2025.

Guests also will receive up to $200 per person for air travel change fees.

The cruise line has also stated that it will be protecting travel agent commissions for the canceled sailing.

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Were you booked on the canceled inaugural voyage on Sun Princess? Do you think Princess Cruises has offered enough compensation for your canceled vacation? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Carrie Ann Karstunen