March 28, 2020
(Updated 11 a.m. EDT) -- Virtually all of the world's ocean and river cruise lines have suspended global operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions around the world, in many cases even extending the dates of suspension before the original timeline ran out.
The shutdowns, which come after two months of altered itineraries, canceled cruises and port closures, are part of the cruise industry's efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and to keep passengers, crew and communities safe and healthy,
Viking Cruises was the first to make the call March 12, canceling all river and ocean sailings until May 1 across its global fleet of 74 ships. Princess Cruises swiftly followed, pausing operations for 60 days and cutting short all current voyages.
The following is a running list of the suspended cruise lines.
Adventure Canada has canceled the 2020 season onboard Ocean Endeavour. Sailings are expected to resume in 2021.
All Adventure Canada guests have been offered the option of a full refund, or a transfer to a 2021 trip with automatic membership in its League of Adventurers loyalty program. Email email@example.com or call 1 (833) 627-2448 for more information.
German cruise line AIDA has suspended all operations through April 30.
Cruisers on canceled voyages are asked to rebook for another cruise through spring 2022; bookings made by May 31, 2020, will receive onboard credit.
Amadeus has suspended its river cruises until April 15, 2020, including the departure April 15 on Amadeus Silver III.
If you have a reservation during this suspension period, you can rebook your trip to any cruise in 2020 or 2021 or you will receive a future cruise credit that can be used during the next 24 months.
AmaWaterways has suspended the operations of its river cruise fleet in Europe, Asia and Africa through May 31, 2020.
American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines has paused cruise operations until April 30, 2020. Guests booked on any cruises that have been suspended by American will have the option to receive a full money-back refund or Cruise Vouchers equal to 125 percent of all amounts paid for their Cruise Package.
American Queen Steamboat Company
American Queen Steamboat Company has suspended sailings of all ships and plans to resume departures May 16, 2020. Current cruises in progress will continue until their scheduled disembarkation dates. The line is contacting all booked passengers with information about their options.
APT has suspended all cruises until April 25, 2020.
Arena Travel Group, the British operator with river sailings in Europe, has taken the canceled all vacations until April 30, 2020.
A-Rosa River Cruises
A-Rosa has suspended cruises in Europe; on the Danube and Rhine until April 3, 2020, and on the Rhone and Seine until April 15, 2020.
A spokesperson for A-Rosa said: "We are currently liaising with all our tour operator and travel agency partners to provide them with all the latest information for their customers. We are offering free rebooking to a later date in either the 2020 or 2021 season, and guests will receive an additional onboard credit of 50 euros per person. They will also receive a special discount of 30 percent off a future A-ROSA cruise."
Australis has canceled the remainder of its Patagonian cruise season. It will resume operations with the start of the fall season in October.
Avalon Waterways has suspended travel across all destinations through June 30, 2020.
Azamara has canceled sailings until May 11.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Bahamas Paradise has canceled all cruises scheduled to depart through April 8 on Grand Celebration. The ship will resume operations April 10. Passengers can change to a new sailing for no charge.
Blue Lagoon Cruises
Blue Lagoon Cruises in Fiji has suspended operations until May 31.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line paused operations across its fleet of ships based in North America through April 9 and Australia until May 15.
Celebrity has suspended all cruises until May 11, except for the Alaska and New England/Canada seasons, which are suspended through the end of June.
All cruise operations are suspended until May 1.
Passengers who paid in full for the canceled sailings will be offered a future cruise credit valued at 120 percent of the original booking value, or a refund of original amount paid.
Coral Expeditions will suspend its operations for 30 days, starting March 17, 2020.
Costa Cruises has suspended its global cruise operations through April 30, 2020.
CroisiEurope has paused its European sailings through April 30. Safari river cruise voyages in Southern Africa are suspended until at least May 31 and voayges on the Mekong are set to resume August 14. Affected passengers will receive full credit and be able to apply this credit to a cruise at a future date and, in addition guests receive a voucher for 150 dollars per person for a future cruise (booked on individual basis).
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Cruise & Maritime Voyages suspended all cruise operations until April 24.
Crystal has canceled sailings on Crystal Serenity until May 10 and Crystal Symphony until May 24. Sailings on the line's river ships have been canceled until the following dates: Crystal Bach (April 30), Crystal Debussy (May 1), Crystal Mahler (May 2), Crystal Ravel (May 1), Crystal Esprit (May 3).
Cunard has suspended cruise departures through April 11.
Disney Cruise Line has canceled all new departures through April 12.
Emerald Waterways has suspended operations until May 1.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has suspended all ocean sailings until May 23.
G Adventures has suspended all tours departing up to and including May 31, 2020, with the exception of its May 29th "Norwegian Arctic Encompassed" trip.
Any traveller booked and fully paid on a tour departing between March 16 and May 31, 2020 will receive a 110% travel credit on all booked tour services, including pre- and post-night accommodation and transfers, to be used on any tour departing up to two years from the end of the month of their tour’s suspension. Travellers who haven’t yet made their final payment will have their life time deposit kept on file to put towards a future tour.
Gate 1 Travel
All Gate 1 trips have been suspended for departures through May 1, 2020.
Cruise payments, and travel insurance, if selected, will be available as a future travel credit. Passengers can apply these funds toward new travel services booked within 18 months.
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Grand Circle Cruise Line has canceled all departures through the end of April. Cruisers will receive refunds.
All Hapag-Lloyd cruises have been suspended and are scheduled to return to service as follows: Europa (May 9), Europa 2 (May 13), Bremen (May 23), Hanseatic Nature (May 30), Hanseatic Inspiration (May 18).
Holland America Line
Holland America suspended all cruise departures globally through April 14, and is shortening a few long cruises sailing at the time the operational pause was announced.
Hurtigruten has suspended operations from pole to pole, with the line's global expedition cruise operations paused through April 28 and its Norwegian coastal ships stopped through April 19.
Majestic Line Cruises
Majestic Cruise Lines has canceled sailings until April 18.
Marella Cruises has canceled all cruise departures until the following dates: Marella Discovery (April 18), Marella Dream (April 19), Marella Explorer (April 18), Marella Explorer 2 (April 19), Marella Discovery (April 23), Marella Discovery 2 (April 21), Marella Celebration (May 7).
Metropolitan Touring has suspended all cruise operations for four weeks, beginning April 17.
MSC Cruises has stopped all cruise operations through April 30.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line has suspended cruise operations through April 12.
Oceania Cruises has suspended cruise operations through April 12.
Pandaw has canceled all Asia and India cruises until May; all affected passengers are being contacted with options for rebooking in the future. Sailings are set to resume in July 2020.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Paul Gauguin Cruises has suspended all cruise calls in French Polynesia until the end of April, following the French State and French Polynesian authorities closure of cruise ports. Affected guests will be offered a future cruise credit, valid over a period of 18 months.
P&O Cruises has suspended operations until April 11.
P&O Cruises Australia
P&O Cruises Australia has suspended operations until May 15 in Australia and June 30 in New Zealand.
Ponant has suspended operations of its cruise fleet until further notice, but at least until May 7. Ponant will contact affected cruisers with an offer for a future cruise credit, valid for use over a period of 18 months.
Princess Cruises has suspended fleet operations until May 11.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has suspended cruise operations through April 12.
Riviera Travel has supended all cruise operations up to and including April 24. Riviera is contacting passengers on canceled cruises. Passengers who are booked on cruises after April 24 should contact the line via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Royal Caribbean has canceled worldwide sailings through May 11.
Saga has suspended operations on its two ocean ships, Saga Sapphire and Spirit of Discovery, until May 2.
According to the company, "If you have booked a Saga ocean cruise during this period, we are offering you an additional future cruise credit to the value of 25 percent. This means if you choose to amend your booking to a future date, the full amount you have paid for your cruise, plus an extra 25 percent will be transferred to that booking; or we can send you a voucher for this amount to be redeemed against any future Saga ocean cruise. This future cruise credit will last for a period of 24 months."
Sea Cloud Cruises
Sea Cloud has suspended its global operations through April 30.
Seabourn is suspending global operations until April 14.
SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDream is pausing all operations until May 7.
The Scenic Group, which includes Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Evergreen and Emerald Cruises, has suspended all river cruise operations until May 1.
The group has suspended all sailings on Scenic Eclipse up to April 25, 2020.
Silversea has canceled sailings until the following dates: Silver Cloud (May 12), Silver Wind (May 13), Silver Shadow (May 14), Silver Spirit (May 17), Silver Muse (May 28), Silver Whisper (May 25), Silver Explorer (June 7), Silver Galapagos (May 16).
Star Clipper sailings are canceled through May 9, 2020; Royal Clipper sailings are canceled until May 11; and Star Flyer sailings canceled until May 2.
Tauck is suspending all cruise operations through April 14. Guests booked on canceled cruises will have all cruise costs returned in the original form of payment. Any guest protection or cruise protection product premiums will be kept on account by Tauck for future use. For passengers with Tauck-booked air, Tauck will cover all airline change fees. For guests with non-Tauck air, Tauck will cover airline change fees up to $250 per person.
Titan has suspended all cruise operations until April 30. The line is contacting customers in order of departure date, with bookings set to depart within the next 48 hours treated as priority.
The World, Residences at Sea, is suspending operations through about the end of May.
All Travelmarvel cruises are suspended until April 25.
The Majestic Line
Scotland's four-vessel line, The Majestic Line, has delayed the start of its season until April 18, canceling April 4 and April 11 sailings.
TUI River Cruises
TUI River Cruises has postponed its March 23 debut in Amsterdam and canceled all sailings through May 2, 2020.
UnCruise Adventures has suspended the March 28 and April 4 voyages in Mexico's Sea of Cortes; March and April sailings in Panama and Costa Rica; Hawaiian and Alaskan sailings through May 2; and Pacific Northwest sailings through April 25.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has suspended all European itineraries until April 23 and all Egypt river cruises until May 1.
Vantage Deluxe World Travel
Vantage has suspended sailings until April 30.
Victory Cruise Lines
VCL has suspended sailings until May 16.
Viking Cruises has suspended all ocean and river cruises until April 30.
The new cruise line has postponed the launch of its first ship, Scarlet Lady, until July 15.
Small ship cruise operator Windstar has suspended cruises embarking through April 30.
Zegrahm Expeditions is suspending all trips departing between March 23 and April 30, 2020.
All travelers booked on a trip between March 23 and April 30, 2020, will receive a travel credit to be used toward a future departure of any of the company's small-ship expedition cruises, small-group adventures or safaris. Travelers on suspended trips with repeating departure dates may rebook their trip for a departure in 2020 or 2021. Travelers on trips that do not have repeating departure dates are eligible for a travel credit valued up to 125 percent of the price paid for their original booking for any trip departing in 2020, or up to 110 percent of the price paid for their original booking for any trip departing in 2021.