MOST ALASKA CRUISES CANCELED
Princess Cruises, Holland America, Seabourn, and Carnival Cruise Line have canceled all sailings worldwide through early summer.
Princess Cruises, Holland America and Seabourn said their cancellations include the majority of their Alaska cruises in 2020, and Princess will not open any of its lodges in Alaska this year or operate sightseeing trains or buses.
Princess has also delayed the debut of its newest ship, the Enchanted Princess, until Aug. 1. The Diamond Princess is canceled through Aug. 4, and the Sun Princess won’t sail until at least Sept. 4.
The Princess/Holland America announcements followed Carnival, which canceled all sailings through June 26.
Previously, the four cruise lines had only canceled sailings on most of their ships through the middle of May.
The Centers for Disease Control has extended its “no sail” mandate for cruise ships sailing from U.S. ports, and the mandate may be in effect until August.
Princess and Holland America are the dominant cruise lines for the Alaska market, dedicating nearly half of their ships to Alaska every summer.
Disney Cruise Line has also canceled all sailings through May 17 and all Alaska sailings through the end of June.