One of the most common questions we hear from our guests is, ‘Should I buy travel protection?’ If you want to spend more time relaxing and less time worrying about the unexpected, the answer is ‘yes’. That’s why we offer Princess Vacation Protection (PVP), which provides a cancellation fee waiver1 plus travel insurance benefits2 and 24-hour worldwide CareFree™ Travel Assistance3. Help protect in the event of unforeseen illness, including COVID-19, trip delays, baggage issues and more. It’s a convenient way to help ease your worries before setting sail.
- Increased benefits up to 150% of vacation cost for Trip Interruptions.
- Increased Emergency Evacuation benefits up to $50,000 for the standard plan and $75,000 for the platinum plan.*
Benefits at a Glance
Cancel for any Reason1
Cancellation Fee Waiver1 (Non-insurance features provided by Princess Cruises)
Life is unpredictable… but you can rely on Princess Vacation Protection. If you need to cancel for specified reasons outlined in the Cancellation Fee Waiver section of the plan, you’ll receive a refund of your cancellation fees. If you need to cancel for any reason not listed in the plan, under the “Any Reason” Cancellation Enhancement feature, you’ll receive 75% of the cancellation fee amount in the form of future cruise credits under our Standard plan and 100% under the Platinum plan.
If you need to interrupt your trip due to a covered reason such as an illness or injury, you are eligible for reimbursement of prepaid cruise/land arrangements made through Princess and/or the cost of one-way airfare to get you home.
Princess Vacation Protection also provides coverage in case your medical condition requires emergency evacuation to an appropriate medical facility.
Most medical expenses are covered in case you become sick or injured during your trip.
If you are delayed starting your trip or returning home, you may be reimbursed for expenses that were not arranged through Princess – including meals, hotel, and transportation.
Your baggage is also covered in the event it is damaged, lost, stolen, or delayed to your destination.
Need help? You will have access to 24/7 worldwide assistance for travel, medical, and emergency services.3
How much does Princess Vacation Protection cost?
Princess Cruises offers two levels of PVP – Standard & Platinum. Both products include a Cancellation Fee Waiver and Cancel for Any Reason Credit Feature1 plus travel insurance benefits2 and 24-hour worldwide CareFree™ Travel Assistance3. Princess Vacation Protection pricing is based on trip cost, not traveler age.
|Cruise Cost||Standard Plan Cost||Platinum Plan Cost|
|$0–$2,499.99||8% of cruise cost||12% of cruise cost|
|$2500+||7% of cruise cost||11% of cruise cost|
Captain’s Circle Loyalty Benefit
Available in both a Standard and Platinum plan, choose the plan you want based on the coverage and plan price that works best for you. Captain’s Circle members who have achieved Ruby, Platinum or Elite status who elect to purchase Standard PVP automatically receive a complimentary upgrade to PVP Platinum; we’ll pay the difference in plan cost on your behalf.
3 Ways to Purchase Princess Vacation Protection
Princess Vacation Protection can be purchased at the time of booking or up until final payment.
You are considered enrolled as soon as the plan cost has been paid.
Cancellation Fee Waiver
(Non-insurance features provided by Princess Cruises)
Life is unpredictable… but you can rely on Princess Vacation Protection. If you need to cancel for specified reasons outlined in the Cancellation Fee Waiver section of the plan you’ll receive a refund of your cancellation fees. If you need to cancel for any reason not listed in the plan, under the “Any Reason” Cancellation Enhancement feature, you’ll receive 75% of the cancellation fee amount in the form of future cruise credits under our Standard plan and 100% under the Platinum plan.
Travel Insurance Benefits
(Underwritten by Nationwide®)
Sail through your vacation with less to worry about.
Trip Interruption: Up to 150% total trip cost reimbursement for missed, prepaid cruise arrangements and/or the cost of one-way airfare if you must start your vacation late or need to come home early due to illness, injury and more.
Trip Delay: Up to $500 for any pre-cruise trip delay expenses and/or post-cruise trip delay expenses up to $1,500 (not to exceed $1,500 for both pre- and post-cruise delays) for meals, hotel and transportation.
Baggage Delay: Up to $500 if your luggage is delayed during travel.
Baggage/Personal Effects: Up to $1,500 ($3,000 with the Platinum plan) if your stuff is lost, stolen or damaged.
Accidental Medical Expense: Up to $10,000 ($20,000 with the Platinum plan) if you become injured while traveling.
Sickness Medical Expense: Up to $10,000 ($20,000 with the Platinum plan) if you become sick while traveling.
Emergency Medical Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000 ($75,000 with the Platinum Plan) in the event your medical condition requires emergency medical transportation to an appropriate medical facility or in the event of your death, provides coverage to transport your mortal remains.
24/7 Worldwide Travel Assistance Services
(Non-insurance services provided by LiveTravel)
Need help while you travel? Assistance is there for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world.
Princess Vacation Protection can be purchased while booking your next cruise vacation on princess.com, by contacting your travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or on Cruise Personalizer. It is available for purchase up until final payment for your trip on all Princess Cruises, Princess Cruisetours, Princess Alaska Land Tours and Princess Canadian Rockies Land Tours, and is available at two levels: Standard or Platinum. Princess Vacation Protection is not in effect until the plan cost has been paid to Princess in addition to any required cruise deposits or payments.
1 Non-insurance feature provided by Princess. WA residents only, Trip Cancellation benefits are underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies, Columbus, Ohio (NAIC #23787).
2 Travel Insurance Benefits are underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies, Columbus, Ohio (NAIC #23787).
3 Travel Assistance services are non-insurance services provided by LiveTravel International.
This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.
Princess Vacation Protection – Standard To obtain your state-specific Certificate of Insurance providing the terms, conditions and exclusions of the certificate, visit PVP Standard.
Princess Vacation Protection – Platinum To obtain your state-specific Certificate of Insurance providing the terms, conditions and exclusions of the certificate, visit PVP Platinum.
Note that Princess Vacation Protection is not available to residents of the state of New York, Quebec, Puerto Rico, or Mexico.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 and need to cancel the day before my cruise?
A: Like with any illness diagnosed and treated by a medical professional, if you test positive for COVID-19 after purchasing the plan, you will be eligible to receive a refund to your original form of payment. If you do not have an official medical diagnosis, but feel unwell, you will receive a Future Cruise Credit.
Q: What if my spouse gets COVID-19 right before the cruise and we can no longer sail?
A: You will be eligible to file a claim for a cash refund if you, your traveling companion or a member of your immediate family is diagnosed and treated for COVID-19, which causes you to cancel your cruise.
Q: What if my mother, who isn’t sailing with us, gets COVID-19, and we may have been exposed?
A: Princess Vacation Protection has you covered! Even if they are not traveling with you, if someone in your immediate family is diagnosed and treated for an illness, you may request a refund to the original form of payment. If they are ill but are not diagnosed or treated, you may call us and receive a Future Cruise Credit for the cruise fare.
Q: What if I find out I was exposed to someone either on my way to my cruise or during the cruise, and I end up being isolated in my cabin for part or all of the voyage?
A: PVP provides reimbursement for the days you are confined to your cabin if the confinement is ordered by a medical professional.
Q: Does PVP cover my medical expenses if I get COVID-19 during my cruise?
A: Yes, PVP provides reimbursement for eligible medical expenses for any illness, including COVID-19.
Q: What if I want to cancel my PVP coverage? How does that work?
A: PVP is refundable until final payment is due. For new bookings made within final payment, the PVP plan cost is only refundable within 10 days of purchase provided the person hasn't departed on the trip nor filed a claim.
Q: Am I protected by my Princess Vacation Protection plan if my mother, who is not traveling with me, develops pneumonia and I have to cancel my trip to care for her?
A: Yes! Princess will refund the cancellation fees (up to the full value of the cruise vacation) if you have to cancel your trip because of a specified reason such as illness, injury or death of yourself, a traveling companion or either of your immediate family members.
Q: If I have a heart condition and am on continuing medication, am I protected if my heart condition flares up during my vacation?
A: Yes! Princess Vacation Protection provides reimbursement for conditions that are stable during the 60-days prior to purchase, so if you have had no changes in your health (even if you are on continuous unchanged medication), you would be protected.
Q: What if my condition did change prior to purchasing Princess Vacation Protection?
A: Rest assured, emergency evacuation benefits are still provided in the event of a medical emergency. Also, if you cancel your cruise vacation and do not qualify for cash reimbursement due to an unstable medical condition prior to purchase, you will have the benefit of cancel-for-any-reason protection from Princess.
Q: If my pet becomes ill and I have to cancel my trip as a result, will Princess Vacation Protection reimburse me?
A: Although you would not qualify for cash reimbursement, as an added feature for purchasing Princess Vacation Protection, Princess will provide a credit toward a future cruise equal to 75% of the cancellation fees imposed (100% if Platinum Vacation Protection is purchased) if you choose to cancel for an ineligible reason. This benefit is provided by Princess Cruises and/or Princess Tours.