Canada has announced it will re-open to cruise ships on November 1st, 2021, but is not anticipating many cruise ships calls until the 2022 summer season.
Celebrity Edge departs Port Everglades, first cruise ship to sail from the US in 15 months
Celebrity Edge has departed Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale in Florida, becoming the first cruise ship to sail from the US since March last year when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Holland America to resume US cruises with six ships from Fort Lauderdale, San Diego
Holland America Line will bring six cruise ships back into service from US cruise ports, with Zuiderdam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eurodam and Nieuw Statendam. Holland America will resume cruises from the […]
CDC removes cruise travel warning for fully vaccinated passengers
The CDC has removed its cruise travel warning from its website for cruise passengers who are fully vaccinated, while for unvaccinated passengers the warning has been lowered from Level 4 to Level […]
Royal Caribbean to resume cruises from the US in time for Fourth of July weekend
Royal Caribbean has announced a six-ship line-up for its return to cruising from the United States, beginning with a Fourth of July weekend sailing aboard Freedom of the Seas.
Disney Cruise Line second to get CDC approval for test cruises from US port
Disney Cruise Line has received approval from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to operate a test cruise from Port Canaveral as part of its restart plans.
Carnival Cruise Line gets multi-port restart approval from the CDC
Carnival Cruise Line has received approval from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to resume cruising from several US ports this summer.
Celebrity Cruises first cruise line to get CDC approval for US cruise restart
Celebrity Cruises has become the first cruise line to receive approval from the CDC to resume cruises from a US port.
New Carnival cruise ship Mardi Gras ramps up for US cruise restart from Florida
Carnival Cruise Line has reflagged Mardi Gras from Panama to the Bahamas and will soon reposition her from Barcelona to Port Canaveral ahead of an anticipated reopening of the US cruise sector […]
US Senate blocks CRUISE Act, preventing July 4th American cruise restart
The CRUISE Act, a bill that would have allowed an American cruise restart by July 4th, has been blocked by the Senate, eight days after it was introduced.
Carnival Cruise Line cancels cruises until July, hints at Caribbean restart
Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled all cruises until the end of June, citing ongoing uncertainty over when the CDC and US transport officials will allow cruises to resume from US ports.
CDC to require mandatory mask-wearing aboard all cruise ships sailing from US
In an apparent nod to executive orders issued by new US President Joe Biden, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an order requiring all cruise ships sailing […]
Full quarantine may be ordered by CDC if US cruise ships see a single COVID-19 case
The CDC’s stringent new guidelines to ensure cruise lines are operating with strict health and safety protocols when sailing from US ports may require a full ship-wide quarantine if a single positive […]
Cruise lines to limit all US cruises to under 7 days as part of CDC guidance
Major US-based cruise lines have begun removing cruises longer than 7 days from their planned itineraries featuring departures from, or visits to, North American cruise ports.
CDC drops No Sail Order, says cruise lines will be individually assessed for return to service
US cruises are back on after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dropped its No Sail Order for cruise lines in favour of what it calls a Conditional Sailing Order, […]
Virgin Voyages extends cruise pause into 2021, joining several other lines
Scarlet Lady, the first cruise ship from Virgin Voyages, will not resume cruises until January, 2021, according to a letter sent from the cruise line to travel agents.
CDC advices US travelers to defer all cruise holidays in apparent backtrack on reopening
Days ahead of the expiration of its No Sail Order, the CDC has updated its travel notice for US holiday-makers, advising them to defer all cruise travel.
Carnival cancels a range of US cruises following CDC No Sail Extension
Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled a range of US cruise departures following the announcement of the extension of the No Sail Order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CDC extends No Sail Order for US cruises by another month until end of October
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that the No Sail Order for all US cruises has been extended until the end of October, in a move that was widely […]
CLIA submits plan developed from European cruise restart to CDC for approval
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), representing more than 90% of cruise lines in the world, has developed a health and safety plan for the controlled resumption of cruises in the US […]