Princess Cruises cancelled a second cruise
on the Regal Princess following further assessment of the damage to
the vessel after it touched bottom on Feb. 18 in Huatulco, Mexico.
"We deeply regret
that it is now necessary to cancel the March 1 South America voyage
departing from San Juan," Princess said. "The time required to make
the necessary repairs is, unfortunately, longer than we had
Princess will give
passengers on that voyage a full refund, including air fare, and
will provide passengers with a future cruise credit equal to 25% of
the cruise fare paid for the sailing.
The ship will go
into dry dock Feb. 23 where repairs will be undertaken and Princess
said that the next scheduled sailing, a 12-day South America
itinerary between Lima, Peru, and San Juan, will operate as planned
on March 13.
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