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Evan Gove - January 26, 2021

Cruise Cancellations and Updated Sail Dates

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: The CDC has NOT extended their No-Sail Order past October 2020. In its place will be a conditional sail order with conditions and regulations cruise lines must meet in order to resume operation in the coming months. 

CARNIVAL CORPORATION​

Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled all cruises from all U.S. homeports until May 2021. All cruises from Australian homeports are cancelled through May 19, 2021.

Additional cancellations include: 

Carnival Freedom from Galveston through April 10, 2021 (which includes a repositioning of the ship from Galveston to Seattle and a 17-day Carnival Journeys cruise which is not allowed under the current guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))

Carnival Miracle from San Diego and San Francisco through September 16, 2021 (which includes many 10-day and longer itineraries not allowed under the current CDC guidelines)

Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral from September 17-October 18, 2021 (to accommodate rescheduled dry dock work)

Carnival Sunshine from Charleston from October 11-November 13, 2021 (to accommodate rescheduled dry dock work)

Carnival Spirit’s 15-day cruise from Singapore to Brisbane on June 12, 2021 (consistent with the current limitations on international travel in place in Australia).

Princess Cruises has cancelled all cruises sailing through May 14, 2021 as well as all cruises longer than seven days sailing in and out of United States ports through November 1, 2021. Princess Cruises is also extending its pause in operations for cruises departing in and out of Japan through June 25, 2021.

Costa Cruises will resume operation from Italian ports on March 13, 2021. 

AIDA Cruises has canceled all cruises until March 6, 2021. 

Holland America Line is extending its pause of cruise operations and cancelling departures on all ships through April 2021.

P&O Cruises has suspended all cruises until April 2021 and cancelled a number of longer duration cruises sailing before March 31, 2021 as well as the Caribbean 2021 season. P&O Australia has suspended operations across Australia and New Zealand until April 29, 2021. 

Cunard has extended its pause in operations to sailings up to March 25, 2021 for Queen Elizabeth, April 18, 2021 for Queen Mary 2 and May 16, 2021 for Queen Victoria.

Seabourn Cruise Line has announced the following return dates for their ships: 

  • Seabourn Encore: May 29, 2021
  • Seabourn Ovation: April 19, 2021
  • Seabourn Quest: November 7, 2021 
  • Seabourn Sojourn: May 25, 2021
  • Seabourn Odyssey: November 6, 2021

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD

Royal Caribbean International has cancelled all cruises from America until May 1, 2021. Quantum of the Seas began sailing in Singapore on December 1, 2020.

Celebrity Cruises has cancelled all cruises from America until May 1, 2021.

Silversea Cruises has cancelled all cruises until February 2021. The full list of return dates is below: 

  • Silver Origin: April 3, 2021
  • Silver Moon: April 1, 2021
  • Silver Spirit: April 20, 2021
  • Silver Shadow: April 28, 2021
  • Silver Cloud: May 5, 2021
  • Silver Muse: May 20, 2021
  • Silver Wind: November 20, 2021
  • Silver Whisper: June 20, 2021
  • Silver Explorer: May 28, 2021
  • Silver Dawn: November 9, 2021

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS

Norwegian Cruise Line has suspended all voyages through March 2021. 

Oceania Cruises has suspended all voyages through March 2021. 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has suspended all voyages through March 2021. 

Others

A-ROSA River Cruises has paused operation until January 11, 2021.

Amadeus River Cruises resumed operation on July 27, 2020. 

AmaWaterways has cancelled most cruises until until March 2021. However, AmaWaterways AmaKristina began sailing itineraries on the Rhine River on July 5th. The cruise line will resume sailing the Mekong River region in April of 2021. 

American Cruise Lines will resume cruises in March 2021.

American Queen Steamboat Company has cancelled all cruises until February 28, 2021. 

Aqua Expeditions has resumed operation on board Aqua Blu in Indonesia. 

Avalon Waterways has cancelled all new sailings through March 15, 2021. 

Azamara Cruises has cancelled all cruises from America until May 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 cancelled all sailing until further notice. 

Celestyal Cruises has cancelled all cruises until April 24, 2021. 

Crystal Cruises has cancelled all river and ocean cruises through April 2021.

Disney Cruise Line has cancelled all cruises through the end of March 2021.

Emerald Waterways has cancelled all sailings through March 31, 2021.

Fred. Olsen Cruises has cancelled all river and ocean cruises until the following dates: 

  • Balmoral – June 9, 2021
  • Bolette – May 29, 2021
  • Braemar – Spring 2022
  • Borealis – May 22, 2021

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has resumed cruising on board Europa 2 and Hanseatic Inspiration from German ports. 

Hurtigruten has once again suspended all sailings until further notice after a COVID-19 outbreak on board one of their ships. All expedition voyages have been cancelled until January 2021. The 2020-2021 Antarctic season has also been cancelled. 

Lindblad-NatGeo has cancelled all cruises through December 31, 2020. All Antarctic voyages have also been cancelled until 2021-2022.

Marella Cruises has cancelled all cruises until March 31, 2021. 

MSC Cruises has paused of its US-based sailings through March 31, 2021. They will restart 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. 

Pandaw Cruises will return to operation in the second half of 2021. 

Paul Gauguin Cruises has suspended all cruises until March 6, 2021.

Ponant has cancelled all cruises until February 2021 when Le Lapérouse will resume operation in New Zealand. 

Pullmantur Cruises is no longer in operation. 

Quark Expeditions will resume cruising May 1, 2021.

Saga Cruises has cancelled all cruises until May 3, 2021.

SeaDream Yacht Club will resume cruising in May 2021.  

Star Clippers has cancelled all cruises until April 2021. Star Clipper will sail again on April 3, Star Flyer on April 16 and Royal Clipper on April 19.

Tauck has cancelled all cruises and land tours through February 2021.

TUI Cruises has restarted ocean cruises to the Canary Islands and will restart river cruises in March 2021.

UnCruise Adventures has announced they will return in 2021. 

Uniworld Cruises has cancelled all cruises until January 2021.

Viking Cruises has cancelled all cruises until March 31, 2021.

Virgin Voyages has delayed sailings on Scarlet Lady until May 9, 2021. The first sailing on Valiant Lady from Barcelona will be November 14, 2021.

Windstar Cruises has cancelled all cruises until May 6, 2021. 

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