Flexible fares are designed for those guests who have less certainty in their travel plans and want the freedom to cancel their flight arrangements easily. These fares are typically higher than Restricted fares, but include the following added benefits:
- Air payment is due on the date of the final cruise payment – not at the time of air booking.
- Air charges are fully refundable until 45 days prior to departure.
Our Restricted fares will typically be lower than our Flexible fares, with the following terms:
- Air charges are non-refundable (e.g. no cash back).
- Payment is due immediately upon time of air booking.
| ||Princess EZair Flexible Fares||Princess EZair Restricted Fares|
|Purchase air - days from departure||From 330 days up to 4 days before departure subject to availability||From 330 days up to 4 days before departure subject to availability|
|Selection of preferred airline, flights, and travel date||No charge||No charge|
|Confirmation of airline and flight schedules||At time of booking||At time of booking|
|Airfare||Competitive and updated in real-time based on current airline inventory||Competitive and updated in real-time based on current airline inventory|
|Changes to Air Reservation||No fee until 45 days prior to departure. Fees apply within 45 days.||Allowed. An airline credit memo will be recorded minus applicable fees.|
|Cancellation||No fee until 45 days prior to departure. Fees apply within 45 days.||Allowed. An airline credit memo will be recorded minus applicable fees.|
|Payment Due||Same date as cruise final payment date||Immediately at time of booking|
|Flight Disruption Coverage||Princess will route to port of call||Princess will route to port of call|
When it comes to exploring legendary destinations around the world, you've always chosen Princess Cruises for its service and dedication as The Consummate Host®. Now, let Princess take care of all your travel arrangements, so your peace-of-mind can start before you even step onboard. To learn more, see your travel agent or call 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237).
Air Transportation: Late Arrival Protection
Passengers who book air travel through Princess Cruises will be automatically enrolled in the Princess late arrival protection program. If guests miss or will miss their original port of embarkation due to airline delay or an airline service disruption, such as flight cancelation or flight re-routes, Princess will work with the airlines to find a reasonable alternative to provide flights to the next appropriate* port at no additional air cost to the guest.
Factors taken into account in determining the appropriateness of a port of call include, but are not limited to:
- visas and other legal documentation that may be required
- application of the Passenger Services Act to the new itinerary
- airport/port infrastructure
- comparability of cost, flight connections, and travel time required (note, any refund due on the unused air ticket must be used to offset the cost of the new air ticket)
- where in the original itinerary this port is located
† No charge penalty until 45 days prior to departure for Flexible fares only. Restricted fares are non-refundable and must be paid in full at the time of booking.