Summer Seacations Details

Questions & Answers

  1. Are your Summer Seacation voyages only available to vaccinated guests?
    Yes - Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme, and strong expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK cruises, these sailings on Regal and Sky Princess will be for UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated guests only.

    For these cruises the definition of “vaccinated” is a minimum of seven days following the second dose of the currently approved Covid-19 vaccines being administered. Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required (approved forms of evidence will be confirmed closer to time of departure) and this will be required to be shown at the terminal prior to boarding. Failure to provide this evidence will result in denial of boarding. There is no age restriction on this series of UK coastal cruises but all guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the Princess Covid-19 vaccination policy.

    All other Princess Cruises holidays currently on sale do not require guests to be vaccinated.

  2. Why have you issued this guidance?
    Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme and strong expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK coastal cruises, these sailings on Regal and Sky Princess will be for UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated guests only.

  3. What does this mean if I have already booked a holiday but haven’t yet had vaccine?
    Any bookings for our new summer seacation cruises on Regal running from 31 July through to 23 September 2021 and on Sky Princess running from 30 August through to 28 September 2021 will be for UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated guests only.

    All other Princess Cruises holidays currently on sale do not require guests to be vaccinated.

    If you are unlikely to meet the Princess vaccine policy at time of departure, please refer to our Cruise with Confidence booking options.

  4. Why are these cruises only for guests who have been vaccinated?
    Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme, and strong expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK cruises, these sailings on Regal and Sky Princess will be for UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated guests only.

    For these cruises the definition of “vaccinated” is a minimum of seven days following the second dose of the currently approved Covid-19 vaccines being administered. Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required (approved forms of evidence will be confirmed closer to time of departure) and this will be required to be shown at the terminal prior to boarding. Failure to provide this evidence will result in denial of boarding. There is no age restriction on this series of UK coastal cruises but all guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the Princess Covid-19 vaccination policy.

    All other Princess Cruises holidays currently on sale do not require guests to be vaccinated.

  5. Will I need to have both doses of the vaccine before I can travel, or can I travel having received the first one?
    For these cruises the definition of “vaccinated” is a minimum of seven days following the second dose of the currently approved Covid-19 vaccines being administered. Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required (approved forms of evidence will be confirmed closer to time of departure) and this will be required to be shown at the terminal prior to boarding.

    If you are unlikely to meet the Princess vaccine policy at the time of departure, please refer to our Cruise with confidence policy.

  6. How will you check that I have received the vaccine at the time of booking?
    It’s our guests responsibility to ensure they comply with our current Princess vaccination policy, proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required ( approved forms of evidence will be confirmed closer to the time of departure) and this will be required to be shown at the terminal prior to boarding.

    Failure to provide this evidence will result in denial of boarding.

  7. If I am denied boarding at the terminal as I have failed to produce proof of vaccine – will you reimburse my out of pocket expenses to that point and cost of my travel home?
    There will be a Princess cruises representative on hand at the terminal to support and guests who are denied boarding , however for any costs incurred you will need to contact your travel insurance provider as these will be at your own expense.

  8. What if I am exempt from receiving the vaccine?
    Any bookings for our new summer seacation cruises on Regal running from 31 July through to 30 September 2021 and on Sky Princess running from 30 August through to 5 October 2021 will be for UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated guests only.

  9. Do children under the age of 18 needs to be vaccinated in order to travel?
    Guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the Princess Covid-19 vaccination policy.

  10. Can I book two UK Summer Seacations back to back?
    Back to back bookings will not be available on these summer seacation voyages.

  11. Will crew be vaccinated?
    Crew will undergo a strict testing and quarantine regime as well as regular testing during their time on board. Our protocols are subject to change, as we will continue to work with our experts and with government bodies to ensure all of our practices evolve in line with latest advice, with our primary focus always being to protect the health and wellbeing of our crew and guests and the communities we visit.

  12. Are these new cruises going anywhere?
    Princess Cruises is offering a series of short breaks; 3,4,5,6 nights and week long cruises aboard Sky Princess and Regal Princess. These cruises are scheduled to depart from Southampton from late summer, sailing around the UK coast.

    Regal Princess will offer 14 UK voyages running from 31 July through to 23 September 2021. Sky Princess will offer eight UK cruises, running from 30 August through to 28 September 2021.

    Regal Princess and Sky Princess will offer scenic cruises and voyages with stops in UK ports-of-call including Liverpool, Belfast and Greenock, with itineraries ranging from three to seven nights.

  13. Are there any guidelines for seeing the sights ashore?
    For the time being, you will only be able to go ashore on shore excursions that are researched and organized by Princess Cruises. Port transfer and shore experience operators will be subject to new policies and procedures to reflect the latest approved guidance in line with our on-board protocols, and will comply with all local guidance relating to social distancing and face masks.

  14. Will I need travel insurance?
    As part of terms and conditions it is mandatory for all UK guests to have suitable travel insurance cover in order to cruise with us. Travel insurance enables our guests to relax and enjoy their holiday with peace of mind that they are covered for most eventualities.

    This includes unforeseen incidents before their holiday, while travelling or while they are away. Typically, travel insurance covers cancellation of your holiday, stolen belongings and medical treatment. Insurance documents will be checked at the terminal and boarding will be denied, at guests’ own expense, for anyone without appropriate cover.

    We have partnered with Holiday Extras to offer cruise-specific cover for our holidays. When travelling with us, insurance must include medical and repatriation cover of £2 million minimum that includes cover for emergency evacuations and medical expenses related to Covid-19.

    To find out more, visit www.holidayextras.com/princess or phone 0800 093 3070 and quote PRIHX.

  15. Why are you doing UK coastal cruising?
    We know that everyone is looking forward to being able to go on holiday once again, and while international travel remains uncertain, these new cruises mean that UK residents can take a well-deserved Seacation here in the UK on our MedallionClass ships.

  16. May I bring children on these new cruises?
    There is no age restriction on this series of UK coastal cruises but all guests of all ages must meet the requirements of the Princess Covid-19 vaccination policy.

  17. As these cruises are in UK waters, would I need a passport to travel?
    Yes you will need a valid passport to travel on these new cruises.

  18. What will life on board be like when we travel?
    These Summer Seacations will feature many of the signature onboard experiences enjoyed on a Princess holiday. All dining venues will be open including the specialty restaurants, where guests can dine at Princess favourites Crown Grill and Sabatini's, as well as newer additions to the fleet such as Sky Princess’ Bistro Sur La Mer specialty created with 3 Michelin star chef Emmanuel Renaut.

    A variety of entertainment will be on offer including production shows in the Princess Theatre, Movies Under the Stars, celebrity guest speakers and live musical performances, such as the resident trio in our signature live jazz venue, Take Five.

    Relaxation and leisure facilities such as fitness classes, swimming pools and spa treatments will also be available.