LOS ANGELES -- Princess Cruises canceled the Dec. 1 Holy Land
sailing of the Island Princess in order to make repairs to the
ship's starboard propeller. The ship is in dry dock in Naples, Fla.
Its propeller was damaged when the ship hit an unmarked
obstruction when entering Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, on a
Passengers booked on the Dec. 1 departure were offered a full
refund and 50% off a future cruise (not applicable to air) or they
may switch to a Princess Holy Land cruise later in the season and
get 25% off the price paid.
Commissions will be protected on bookings of passengers who opt
for the full refund and agents will get a $25 administration fee
for any passenger rebooked on a later cruise, based on space
To rebook, agents can call (800) 243-7342, Ext. 3080.