FAQ: Travel & Transportation
Before you board, there are some things you should know to make your vacation as seamless as possible.
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If you purchase a Princess airport-to-ship transfer, you’ll be met by a uniformed Princess representative at the embarkation port airport.
For domestic U.S. flights, you’ll be met near the luggage claim area. For international flights, you’ll be met as you exit the secure customs area. Make sure you claim all your luggage prior to exiting the luggage claim area.
From the airport, you’ll be transferred to your ship or hotel. But if you haven’t purchased your air travel arrangements from Princess, you must provide us with flight details prior to purchasing your transfer.
And if you require special assistance, be aware that lift-equipped transportation may not be available in your port of embarkation or disembarkation. Arrangements must be secured in advance to accommodate your needs.
For transfer arrangement details, please contact your travel agent, call 1-800-PRINCESS or visit Cruise Personalizer®.
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For a faster embarkation experience, get OceanReady®! Search for “OceanReady” in the App Store or GooglePlay which allows you to upload travel document information and get from curbside to poolside even faster! If you’re picking up your Medallion at the pier you will need to bring your Medallion Access pass in order to enter the cruise terminal. Then look for an Ocean Navigator who can direct you to the OceanReady check-in area. If you’ve had your Medallion sent to your home, be sure to bring your OceanMedallion™ to the pier and make sure to keep your travel documents with you. If you do not become OceanReady, please be sure to bring your Boarding Pass to the terminal. Contact our Ocean Navigators at (844) 525-0942 if you have any additional questions.
Visit our Cruise Ports & Hotels page for general port information (including driving directions to the port) and hotel packages.
For the latest information regarding what to bring, what to leave at home, and what to generally expect while traveling, please visit the Transportation Security Administration website.
For information about Princess Cruises’ commitment to health, please visit the CruiseHealth™ webpage, which is updated frequently.
For current travel warnings issued by the State Department for countries Americans should avoid, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
For general travel information issued by the State Department, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
We are pleased to offer Princess EZair® program, featuring low prices with flexible fares that can be changed up to 45 days prior to departure with no fee.† Princess EZair offers real-time, competitively-priced flights that are customized to when and where you sail. It also offers Late Arrival Protection – something not offered by other major air booking websites.
- Flights That Fit Your Cruise – Get personalized suggestions based on when and where you sail.
- Low Fares on Flights – Access fares lower than most public prices. We pass the exclusive savings we enjoy because of the high volume of flights we sell on to you. See for yourself!
- Flexibility to Change Flights – Cancel flexible airfare up to 45 days prior to departure with no fees. Plus, book flights now with no amount due until cruise final payment.
- Late Arrival Protection – Rest easy that you'll make your cruise if flights are delayed or canceled and get home if you miss flights because of your cruise or transfer.
- Getting flight quotes is simple – Visit princess.com (1. Find a Cruise 2. Select "View Details" 3. Select "Flight Quotes"), contact us or ask your Travel Advisor about Princess EZair.
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†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.
Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice due to schedule changes, equipment changes or other unforeseen circumstances. Princess has no control over seat assignments, and any changes are at the discretion of the airline. We recommend that guests contact the airline(s) directly, once you receive your air notification, to request specific seats.
Princess Cruises has established the following air flight guidelines for guests who choose to purchase air from a source other than Princess. Please select the port(s) of embarkation and/or disembarkation from the list below to view the air flight guidelines.
The times listed below are subject to change.
- Beijing (for Tianjin)
- Buenos Aires
- Cape Town
- Ft. Lauderdale
- Hong Kong
- Keelung (Taipei)
- Kobe, Japan
- Le Havre (CDG Airport)
- London (Dover)
- London (Southampton)
- Los Angeles
- Nagoya, Japan
- New York City
- Osaka, Japan
- Perth (Fremantle)
- Quebec City
- Rio de Janeiro
- Rome (Civitavecchia)
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Santiago (Valparaiso/San Antonio)
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- Warnemunde, Germany
- Yokohama, Japan
If you encounter unforeseen flight or weather-related delays, please contact the En Route Desk:
- If within the U.S. or Canada, please call 800-545-0008.
- If outside of the U.S. or Canada, please call 661-284-4410.
- Within Australia, please call 13 24 88.
If you encounter unforeseen flight or weather-related delays and you have purchased Princess Vacation Protection and/or Princess EZair®,
- If within the U.S. or Canada, please call 866-509-7712.
- If outside of the U.S. or Canada, please call 603-394-9388.
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