Cruise Cancellations and Updated Sail Dates
Cruise lines all over the world are pausing operation due to COVID-19 and that’s left many cruisers frustrated as they deal with refunds or rebookings. We’ve compiled a list of cruise cancellations and updated sail dates for our readers to check when their favorite lines are scheduled to return. The list will be updated as new information becomes available.
UPDATE: U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday rejected the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s restrictions for cruise lines and granted the State of Florida’s motion for a preliminary injunction filed earlier this year. The Conditional Sail Order imposed by the CDC will be nullified starting July 18, 2021.
Carnival Cruise Line will resume operation on board select ships in July 2021. See the list below:
Carnival Vista will sail from Galveston on July 3, 2021. Carnival Breeze will sail from from Galveston on July 15, 2021. Carnival Miracle will sail from from Seattle to Alaska on July 27, 2021.
Carnival Cruise Line will resume operation in Australia in September.
Princess Cruises will resume operation on board Regal Princess from the United Kingdom on July 31, 2021. The cruise line will resume sailing in the United States on cruises to Alaska starting July 25th on board Majestic Princess.
Costa Cruises resumed operation from Italian ports on May 1, 2021 on board Costa Smeralda. Costa Luminosa resumed sailing with week-long cruises to Greece on May 16, and will be followed by Costa Deliziosa on June 26, which will also offer one-week cruises to Greece. On July 4, the brand’s new ship, Costa Firenze, will debut with a one-week itinerary in Italy, in addition to one-week international cruises from September 12 until mid-October.
AIDA Cruises resumed operation in the Canary Islands on March 20, 2021. Two additional ships, AIDAsol and AIDAblu, will restart at the end of May in Germany and Greece. In July, AIDA Cruises will launch additional new voyages in Germany, with AIDAsol departing from Rostock-Warnemünde through July 18, followed by a fourth ship, AIDAprima, which will restart on July 3.
Holland America Line will restart cruising to Alaska on July 24th roundtrip from Seattle, Washington, aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. The line will also resume cruising from Athens on August 15th with four seven-day departures aboard Eurodam.
P&O Cruises will resume operation in the United Kingdom on June 27, 2021. All international cruises are cancelled until August/September 2021.
P&O Australia will resume operation on July 18, 2021.
Cunard will resume operation on July 19, 2021 on board Queen Elizabeth. The cruises will be for UK residents who are fully vaccinated. Queen Mary 2 will resume operation on November 14, 2021. Queen Victoria will resume operation on April 22, 2022.
Seabourn Cruise Line will resume operation on July 3, 2021 on board Seabourn Ovation from Greece. Seabourn Sojourn will resume operation on July 3, 2021. Seabourn Encore will resume operation on July 4, 2021. Seabourn Odyssey will resume operation on July 18, 2021. Seabourn Quest will resume operation on November 7, 2021.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD
Royal Caribbean International resumed operation on board Adventure of the Seas from Nassau, Bahamas on June 12, 2021. The cruise line has been operating cruises from Singapore since the beginning of the year.
The first ship to resume operation from an American port will be Freedom of the Seas out of Miami on July 2, 2021. The ship will conduct a test cruise on June 20th out of PortMiami.
Celebrity Millennium resumed sailing on June 5th from St. Maarten and UK cruises begin July 3rd. Celebrity Cruises will resume cruises from America starting June 26, 2021 from Port Everglades on board Celebrity Edge.
Silversea Cruises will resume operation on June 18th from Greece and on June 19th for cruises to the Galapagos.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS
Norwegian Cruise Line will resume operation from Athens on July 25, 2021. The cruise line will resume operation to Alaska on August 7th from Seattle on board Norwegian Encore, not Norwegian Bliss as was previously announced. Norwegian Gem is scheduled to cruise seven-day itineraries to the Caribbean beginning August 15, 2021 from PortMiami.
Oceania Cruises will resume operation on August 29, 2021 from Copenhagen on board their ship Marina.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will restart cruising with voyages from the U.K. beginning in September on board Seven Seas Splendor.
A-ROSA River Cruises resumed cruise operation on the Rhine and Danube after April 18, 2021.
Amadeus River Cruises resumed operation on July 27, 2020.
AmaWaterways will resume sailing the rivers of Europe on July 3, 2021.
American Cruise Lines resumed cruises on select ships in March 2021.
American Queen Steamboat Company resumed operation in March 2021.
Aqua Expeditions has resumed operation on board Aqua Blu in Indonesia.
Avalon Waterways has cancelled all new sailings through May 31, 2021.
Azamara Cruises has cancelled all cruises from America until July 2021.
In January 2021, Royal Caribbean Group sold Azamara to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm in New York City.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced they’re returning to operation on July 2, 2021.
Celestyal Cruises has cancelled all cruises until May 29, 2021.
Crystal River Cruises will resume operation in June 2021. Crystal Cruises will resume ocean operation on July 3, 2021 from the Bahamas on board Crystal Serenity. Crystal Endeavor will resume sailing in Iceland on July 17, 2021. Crystal Esprit will resume on August 2, 2021. Crystal Symphony will resume August 5, 2021.
Disney Cruise Line announced April sailings in the United Kingdom for residents only on board Disney Magic. Cruises on board Disney Dream, Fantasy and Wonder are cancelled until the first of July.
Emerald Waterways has cancelled all sailings through May 31, 2021.
Fred. Olsen Cruises has cancelled all river and ocean cruises until July 1, 2021.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has resumed cruising on board Europa 2 and Hanseatic Inspiration from German ports. The cruise line will begin operating it’s normal 2021 schedule in March 2021.
Hurtigruten began sailing Norwegian coastal cruises on five vessels in January 2021. All expedition voyages have been cancelled until May 2021. The 2020-2021 Antarctic season has also been cancelled.
Lindblad-NatGeo resumed operation on June 13, 2021 from the UK. Their new ship National Geographic Endurance will sail for the first time on July 21 from Reykjavik, Iceland.
Marella Cruises has cancelled all cruises until June 30, 2021.
MSC Cruises has extended their temporary pause of US sailings through May 31, 2021. The decision will affect the schedules of three ships based in Florida: MSC Divina scheduled to sail from Port Canaveral, and MSC Meraviglia and MSC Armonia scheduled to sail from PortMiami.
The cruise line restarted operation from Italy on January 24, 2021. They will restart operation from Greece on February 14, 2021. They will resume operation in Japan in April 2021. United Kingdom sailings for UK residents only will begin operation May 20, 2021.
Pandaw Cruises has cancelled all cruises until further notice.
Paul Gauguin Cruises has suspended all cruises until June 5, 2021.
Ponant has cancelled all cruises including New Zealand sailings scheduled for February 2021 on board Le Lapérouse. The cruise line plans to resume operation in June.
Pullmantur Cruises is no longer in operation.
Quark Expeditions will resume cruising May 1, 2021.
The debut of Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship has been delayed until November 10, 2021.
Saga Cruises will resume operation for U.K. residents on June 27, 2021.
SeaDream Yacht Club will resumed cruising in June 2021.
Star Clippers has cancelled all cruises until July 2021. Star Flyer will resume on July 10, 2021, Royal Clipper on July 3 , 2021 and Star Clipper will sail again on September 11, 2021.
Tauck has cancelled all cruises and land tours through May 31, 2021.
TUI Cruises has restarted ocean cruises to the Canary Islands and will restart river cruises in March 2021. Tui River Cruises will begin sailing June 28, 2021.
UnCruise Adventures has announced they will return Spring 2021 for cruises to Alaska.
Uniworld Cruises has cancelled all cruises until April 2021. They plan to resume cruises in Europe in early May.
Viking Ocean Cruises has cancelled all river and ocean cruises through May 31, 2021. Select sailings will resume operation with sailings on May 22, May 29 and June 5, 2021 from Portsmouth, England. They are for UK residents only. Viking Ra and Osiris are scheduled to resume service in Egypt in August.
Virgin Voyages will debut Scarlet Lady on August 6, 2021 from Portsmouth, England. Valiant Lady will debut November 14, 2021.
Windstar Cruises will resume operation on the following dates:
Star Breeze – June 19, 2021 – Caribbean
Wind Star – June 19, 2021 – Mediterranean
Wind Spirit – July 15, 2021 – Tahiti
Wind Surf – August 8, 2021 – Mediterranean
Star Legend – Sept 4, 2021 – Northern Europe
Star Pride – November 3, 2021 – Caribbean
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