Just received our letter of doom

Voyage / Dest

K031A /

35

Days

South Pacific

Ship

/ Registry:

Pacific Princess

/ Bermudan

Embarkation

:

November 14, 2020 / Tahiti (Papeete)

Disembarkation

:

December 19, 2020 / Fort Lauderdale

Stateroom / Cat

:

6088

/ S2

Beds:

Queen Bed

Deck Group:

Lower

Ship Zone:

Aft

Dining Request:

5:00 PM /

Confirmed

"VOYAGE REDEPLOYMENT - NOVEMBER 14, 2020 - PACIFIC PRINCESS
Please be advised that due to deployment changes, Pacific Princess' 35-day Tahiti, South America & Panama Canal Grand Adventure voyage
departing November 14, 2020 has been cancelled. The deposit paid on this booking can be transferred to any new voyage, including Pacific Princess' 10-day Tahiti & French Polynesia voyage departing on November 14, 2020. Should you decide to rebook to this or any other sailing, you will receive an onboard credit of USD $50 per person (credit applies to first two guests on the booking; replacement cruise must be booked by June 30, 2020). We will be reaching out to you directly to discuss your plans, or you may contact us at 1-800-774-6237 (North America), 0344 338 8663 (United Kingdom), 13 24 88 (Australia), or 0800 780717 (New Zealand). If we do not hear from you within 30 days, we will process a refund of any payments received to the original form of payment. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment this cancellation may cause and look forward to welcoming you aboard another Princess cruise in the future.
Thank you for your attention to this notification."

Tags: Princess Cruises

36 Answers

Congratulations,good luck in your benings

That was exactly my thought.

"Hey, Princess: don't **** down my back and tell me it's raining. I don't want a consolation 10-night cruise when you canceled my 35-night, around-the-world cruise."

That is the worst news! I would probably still do the 10-day option and then book a couple more cruises to ease the pain of cancellation!

Lousy luck

Now that I've returned to civilization from my summer haunt in the Alaska wilderness, I have time to find out the "rest of the story" concerning the cancellation of our much anticipated cruise for a year from this November. I realize that under our scheduled cruises it still lists us on this not existent cruise, but then canceled itineraries have yet to be factored in. We have no cruise in our future at this point.

As I previously mentioned----- "Most irritating thing about this all is that we made these reservations with about 19 months to spare. We chose this 35 day cruise due to the rather unique itinerary, which included Easter Island, Pitcairn Island and Machu Picchu, I had to work hard and fast at getting a cabin of our choice since wife's sister was traveling with us, which we managed to nail down. Unfortunately, any subsequent schedules for this ship appear to involve mostly itineraries we have done before, some more than once, and even then the decent cabins are sold out. I have a hunch that Stein Kruse decided to get rid of the Pacific Princess, he has already taken it off the "World Cruise" circuit and it appears to me whenever he reschedules a vessel into the Australian market it is the last step before being sold or relegated to the bone yard. We have over three months sailing on the Pacific Princess and like it."

Yesterday, I found the reason(s) why for this: The voyage was to originate in Tahiti and terminate in FLL. It appears, that after arriving in FLL, the Pacific Princess was supposed to spend three months based in FLL for cruising to Cuba. But then, after Trump banned most cruise travel to Cuba in order to make Obama's decision to open up that port look bad, Stein Kruse decided to re-schedule the Pacific Princess to Australia from Tahiti instead of going to FLL. I agree completely with another canceled guest who suggested: "Still irritates me why they could not have left this as is and then, had it going from FLL to Tahiti followed by heading down to Australia. People would have jumped on that itinerary."

Unfortunately some business can be short sighted or they may have had other reasons for making the call to cancel. Sorry they had to do that though.

Is this more common on longer cruises?

lo siento mucho y debe ser espectacular un viaje de 35 dias . mucha suerte en tu proximo viaje

I would assume this was a panic decision by the cruise line. Never a good feeling to have a cruise cancelled. Leaves a lot of people scrambling to cancel flights, hotels, etc

It's more than a year from now - plenty of time to make any appropriate adjustments to your plans. My goal would be to turn this into an opportunity to make the vacation even better in some way.

Good luck to you.

*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.