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 Cruise Line has cancelled all cruises from all U.S. homeports until July 2021. All cruises from Australian homeports are cancelled through June 28, 2021. 

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 and its UK-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from Southampton, through September 25, 2021 on Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Island Princess.

The cruise line has also cancelled cruise vacations for sailings from Seattle through June 27, 2021 as well as the following cruises due to Canada’s cruise ship ban: 

  • Alaska seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruises, sailing between Vancouver, B.C. and Anchorage (Whittier)
  • Pacific Coastals that start or end in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Canadian Adventure sailing roundtrip from Southampton, UK

Costa Cruises will resume operation from Italian ports on May 1, 2021 on board Costa Smeralda

AIDA Cruises has canceled all cruises until July 31, 2021. 

Holland America Line is extending its pause of cruise operations and cancelling departures in Europe through June 30, 2021. All cruises from America are cancelled through April 30, 2021. The cruise line has also paused all sailings that depart from or conclude in a Canadian port in 2021 as well as all cruises from Seattle through June 2021. 

P&O Cruises and P&O Australia have suspended all cruises on Arcadia, Aurora, Azura and Ventura until the end of August 2021 and on Britannia and Iona until the end of September 2021

UPDATE: The UK has announced domestic cruises can resume in the region on May 17th. 

Cunard has extended its pause in operations to sailings until November 1, 2021 for Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 and September 23, 2021 for Queen Elizabeth.

Seabourn Cruise Line has cancelled all cruises until after October 13, 2021. 


Royal Caribbean International has cancelled all cruises from America until May 31, 2021. Quantum of the Seas began sailing in Singapore on December 1, 2020. Cruises in Australia and New Zealand will resume May 1, 2021. Adventure of the Seas will start cruising in the Caribbean for vaccinated passengers beginning in June from Nassau.

Celebrity Cruises has cancelled all cruises from America until May 31, 2021. Cruises to Asia, Australia and New Zealand are all cancelled in 2021. South America cruises will resume April 8, 2021. Transatlantic cruises are cancelled through October 2021. 

Celebrity Millennium will resume sailing on June 5th from St. Maarten. 

Silversea Cruises has cancelled all cruises until May 28, 2021. 


Norwegian Cruise Line has suspended all voyages until July 2021. 

Oceania Cruises has suspended all voyages until July 2021. 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has suspended all voyages until July 2021. 


A-ROSA River Cruises will resume cruise operation on the Rhine and Danube after April 18, 2021.

Amadeus River Cruises resumed operation on July 27, 2020. 

AmaWaterways has cancelled all cruises through May 30, 2021. 

American Cruise Lines resumed limited cruises in March 2021.

American Queen Steamboat Company resumed operation in late March.

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 Cruises has cancelled the following cruises: All river cruises through May 2021, Crystal Symphony through June 2021, Crystal Esprit until August 1st, and Crystal Endeavor until September. Crystal Serenity cruises are cancelled through October 17, 2021.

Disney Cruise Line has cancelled all cruises through May 31, 2021.

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 has cancelled all cruises until further notice. 

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. 

Pandaw Cruises will return to operation in July 2021.  

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.

Saga Cruises has cancelled all cruises until June 27, 2021.

SeaDream Yacht Club will resume cruising in May 2021.  

Star Clippers has cancelled all cruises until July 2021. Star Flyer will resume on August 7, 2021, Royal Clipper on August 3 , 2021 and Star Clipper will sail again on November 13, 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.

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 has delayed sailings on Scarlet Lady until July 2021. The first sailing on Valiant Lady from Miami will be November 14, 2021. The cruise line has announced vaccines will be mandatory to cruise. 

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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