The world’s cruise lines have a number of different dates for when they’ll start operating again, some expedition lines have resumed services, along with four big ship lines in Europe in a limited capacity. Below is a list of when each cruise line is expected to start up again.
Right now, with Coronavirus cases continuing to rise in some countries and coming under control in others, it’s anyone’s guess when worldwide lockdowns and social distancing policies will be lifted.
Some experts say several months to a year, while others expect the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic to last up to eighteen months. Many cruise ports around the world are likely to keep their cruise ship restrictions in place even longer.
Cruise ships were hit particularly badly by the Coronavirus pandemic, with at least 21 ships operating in the United States declaring outbreaks of the virus among passengers and crew, while several ships suffered outbreaks and onboard deaths in other parts of the world.
Dubai and Cape Town have both suspended all cruise operations, a move that forced the early cancellation of cruise seasons in the UAE and South Africa, and no date has been given for when they will open again.
Despite this, the world’s major cruise lines have largely declared one-month suspensions that are being extended as each of their declared deadlines nears.
Below is a list of the dates announced by each cruise line. Every effort will be made to update this list as new developments occur.
Mainstream cruise lines
AIDA Cruises: September 6th (in limited capacity, and 2021 for any US cruises)
Bahamas Paradise: October 1st
Carnival: November 1st
Celestyal Cruises: March 6th, 2021
Costa Cruises: September 6th (in limited capacity)
Cruise & Maritime Voyages: Has ceased operations
Disney Cruise Line: November 2nd
Fred. Olsen Cruise Line: December 17th
Majestic Line: August 29th
Marella Cruises: November 15th
MSC Cruises: Has resumed limited cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line: November 1st
P&O Cruises: November 13th
P&O Cruises Australia: October 30th
Princess Cruises: September, 2020 (October for Canada and Alaska)
Pullmantur Cruises: Has ceased operations
Royal Caribbean: November 1st (all Alaska, Canada & New England, transatlantic and Bermuda itineraries canceled into 2021)
Virgin Voyages: November 1st
Premium cruise lines
Azamara: November 1st (but Azamara Quest November 21st)
Celebrity: November 1st
Cunard Line: November 2nd
Holland America Line: December 16th
Oceania Cruises: November 1st
Saga Cruises: September 1st
Sea Cloud Cruises: October 1st
Luxury cruise lines
Crystal Cruises: January 3rd, 2021
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Limited cruises resumed July 31st, 2020
Ponant: Limited cruises resumed for French resident in July
Regent Seven Seas: November 1st
Seabourn: November 20th
SeaDream Yacht Club: September 1st
Silversea: October 10th
Viking Cruises: January 1st, 2021
Windstar Cruises: October 15th
Specialty cruise lines
Australis: September, 2020
Blue Lagoon Cruises: September 1st
Coral Expeditions: October 31th
Hurtigruten: Has resumed limited services on Norwegian coast
Metropolitan Touring: July 31st
Paul Gauguin: Limited French Polynesia sailings resumed in July
Poseidon Expeditions: October earliest
Scenic: September 1st
Star Clippers: October 3rd earliest
Tauck: October 1st
UnCruise Adventures: Early 2021
Zegrahm Expeditions: Unknown
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