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When Are Cruise Lines Around the World Expected To Resume Service?
The Promenade Deck on Oosterdam

When Are Cruise Lines Around the World Expected To Resume Service?

When Are Cruise Lines Around the World Expected To Resume Service?
The Promenade Deck on Oosterdam

June 23, 2021

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(Updated 1:16 p.m. EDT) -- With many ocean and river cruise lines having suspended service around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping track of the seemingly minute-by-minute changes to the cruise industry can be challenging.

We've got you covered, with the latest information on when cruise lines will resume cruising. The information here will be regularly updated, though return to service dates are subject to change based on a variety of factors.

For a look at which cruise lines require full vaccination against COVID-19 as they resume service, visit our Vaccination Information page.

When Will Ocean Cruise Lines Resume Service?

Adventure Canada: January 7, 2022


AIDA:

  • Sailings resumed March 20, 2021 aboard AIDAperla.
  • Additional voyages will restart in late May in Greece.
  • AIDAsol will begin cruises from Kiel, Germany on June 16, and Warnemunde on June 26.

Alaskan Dream Cruises: Operations resumed in Alaska in April 2021.


Aqua Expeditions. Aqua Expeditions' ship Aqua Blu opened in Indonesia for local Indonesia residents in August 2020.


Aurora: October 29, 2021


Australis: September 25, 2021


Azamara: August 28, 2021 on Azamara Quest

  • All cruises on Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Journey are suspended until September 2021

Bahamas Paradise: July 2, 2021


Blue Lagoon Cruises: August 1, 2021


Captain Cook Cruises: Operations resumed December 19, 2020


Carnival: September 1, 2021, except the following vessels:

  • Carnival Vista resumes sailings from Galveston July 3, 2021.
  • Carnival Breeze resumes sailings from Galveston July 15, 2021.
  • Carnival Horizon tentatively resumes from PortMiami in July.
  • Carnival Miracle will sail to Alaska from Seattle, beginning July 27.
  • Mardi Gras, beginning July 31, 2021 from Port Canaveral.
  • Carnival Magic, beginning August 7, 2021 from Port Canaveral, taking over Elation's itineraries.
  • Carnival Sunrise from Miami, August 14, 2021.
  • Carnival Panorama from Long Beach, August 21, 2021
  • Four ships that were scheduled for drydocks in the first half of 2021 – Magic, Paradise, Valor and Legend – won't return to service until the work is done. More information on ships returning in 2021.
  • Carnival Radiance's dry dock and transformation has been moved to September, with a planned arrival to Long Beach in November 2021.
  • Australia voyages aboard Carnival Splendor are canceled through September 17, 2021, while sailings aboard Carnival Spirit are paused through the September 12, 2021 sailing.

Celebrity: June 26, 2021 aboard Celebrity Edge.

  • Sailings in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America are canceled for the 2020-2021 season.
  • In addition: The May 1 Transatlantic crossing on Apex; May through October 2021 Europe and transatlantic cruises on Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Constellation will also be suspended.
  • Voyages aboard Celebrity Millennium will begin from St. Maarten on June 5, 2021 before repositioning to Alaska to begin sailings on July 23, 2021.
  • Voyages about Celebrity Summit will take over from Celebrity Millennium from St. Maarten in July.
  • Voyages aboard Celebrity Flora will resume in The Galapagos Islands on July 4, 2021.
  • Voyages aboard Celebrity Xpedition will resume in The Galapagos Islands on July 31, 2021.

Celestyal Cruises:

  • Celestyal Crystal: June 12, 2021
  • Celestyal Olympia: June 30, 2021

Coral Expeditions: Coral Adventurer resumed operations in January 2021.


Costa: May 1, 2021 aboard Costa Smeralda only; May 16 aboard Costa Luminosa only.


CroisiEurope: June 7, 2021 on the Douro in Portugal. Remainder of the fleet will return on a staggered basis through October.


Crystal Cruises:

  • Crystal Esprit: August 2, 2021
  • Crystal Serenity: July 3, 2021 on new cruises from the Bahamas.
  • Crystal Symphony: August 5, 2021 on new cruises from Antigua.
  • Crystal Endeavor: July 17, 2021 on new cruises from Iceland.

Cunard Line:

  • Queen Elizabeth: July 13, 2021 for new UK-only voyages. New international sailings begin October 13, 2021.
  • Queen Mary 2: November 14, 2021. World Cruise 2022 cancelled & replaced with Caribbean voyages January-April 2022.
  • Queen Victoria: April 22, 2022.

Disney Cruise Line:

  • Disney Magic: November 8, 2021 (Disney Magic will begin new UK-only "staycation" voyages on July 15, 2021).
  • Disney Wonder: September 24, 2021
  • Disney Dream: August 9, 2021
  • Disney Fantasy: September 4, 2021

Dream Cruises: Sailings resumed in the spring of 2021.


Fred. Olsen:

  • Balmoral: December 6, 2021
  • Bolette: August 16, 2021 on UK-only voyages
  • Borealis: July 5, 2021 on UK-only voyages.
  • Braemar: April 15, 2022

G Adventures August 1, 2021


Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: Limited sailings resumed July 31, 2020 aboard Europa 2 for German, Swiss and Austrian residents only. Hanseatic Inspiration will resume from Hamburg and Kiel from June 5, 2021 and will be joined by Hanseatic Nature on June 15, 2021.


Hebridean Island Cruises: June 8, 2021


Holland America Line:

  • Nieuw Amsterdam will relaunch Alaska cruises on July 24, 2021 from Seattle.
  • Eurodam will restart Mediterranean cruises on August 15, 2021, and begin Caribbean sailings from Fort Lauderdale on November 14.
  • Rotterdam will now enter service September 26, 2021 from Amsterdam, and November 3 from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Zuiderdam restarts September 19, 2021 from San Diego.
  • Koningsdam resumes October 10, 2021 from San Diego.
  • Nieuw Statendam resumes November 21, 2021 from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Volendam and Zaandam sailings are paused through the end of 2021.
  • Cruises in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America are cancelled through the remainder of 2021.
  • Cruises departing from or ending in a Canadian port of call have been cancelled through the remainder of 2021.

Hurtigruten: August 15, 2021, from Dover, U.K. on MS Maud (note Norwegian coastal voyages have continued through the pandemic for Norwegians only).

  • Select expedition itineraries aboard MS Fram, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Roald Amundsen are canceled through July 2021.
  • Expedition sailings aboard MS Trollfjord are canceled entirely.
  • From July on the Coastal Voyage (Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen) for the following ships: MS Kong Harald, MS Nordlys, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Polarlys, MS Richard With, MS Vesterålen

Lindblad June 4, 2021 for Alaska and Galapagos sailings. All other destinations TBA.


The Majestic Line: May 18 2021.


Maple Leaf Adventures: July 1, 2021.


Marella Cruises: June 25, 2021


Metropolitan Touring: Metropolitan restarted Galapagos voyages on August 2, 2020.


MSC Cruises:

  • MSC Meraviglia from Miami: August 2, 2021.
  • MSC Divina from Port Canaveral: September 16, 2021.
  • Baltic sailings will commence for guests of all ages from the Schengen area in Europe, plus residents of Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria on July 3 from Kiel, Germany on MSC Seaside, operating seven-night itineraies with port calls in Sweden and Estonia.
  • MSC Grandiosa will begin sailings from Barcelona on June 26, 2021.
  • MSC Splendida restarted summer sailings for Schengen residents on June 13, 2021 offering Eastern Mediterranean itineraries from Trieste.

Norwegian Cruise Line: September 2, 2021 except for the following ships:

  • Norwegian Jade on July 25 from Piraeus, Athens
  • Norwegian Encore from Seattle on August 7, 2021
  • Norwegian Gem from Miami on August 15, 2021
  • Norwegian Breakaway from New York on September 26, 2021.
  • Norwegian Bliss from Los Angeles to Mexican Riviera on October 24, 2021
  • Norwegian Escape from Port Canaveral on November 13, 2021.
  • Norwegian Pearl will sail from Miami offering Panama Canal, Bahamas and Caribbean cruises beginning Dec. 23, 2021.
  • Beginning Jan. 20, 2022, Norwegian Jewel will be the first ship in the fleet to offer roundtrip Panama Canal cruises from Panama City (Colón and Fuerte Amador).
  • Norwegian Sun will sail for the first time in Asia beginning Jan. 28, 2022, offering a five-day Japan itinerary from Hong Kong, before sailing a variety of 11-day cruises from Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.
  • Norwegian Spirit will cruise 12-day Australia and New Zealand voyages from Sydney, and Auckland, New Zealand beginning Feb. 9, 2022.
  • Sailings on Norwegian Joy are suspended through November 13, 2021.
  • Sailings on Norwegian Dawn are suspended through November 21, 2021
  • Sailings on Norwegian Sky are suspended through January 21, 2022
  • Sailings on Norwegian Star are suspended through January 2, 2022
  • Pride of America sailings are suspended through November 20, 2021

NYK Cruises November, 2020 and resumed again on March 26, 2021.


Oceania Cruises: August 29, 2021, from Copenhagen on Marina.

  • Riviera from Istanbul on October 18, 2021.
  • Insignia from Miami, on December 21, 2021.
  • Sirena from Miami, on January 22, 2022.

P&O Cruises: June 27, 2021, on Britannia; August 7 on Iona, for domestic sailings only.

  • Azura -- December 10, 2021

P&O Cruises Australia: September 17, 2021; select voyages cancelled through December 31, 2021


Paul Gauguin: August 21, 2021


Pearl Seas Cruises: TBA


Ponant: Ponant resumed operations June 16, 2021, with itineraries in Iceland, France and the Mediterranean.


Poseidon Expeditions: July 9, 2021


Princess Cruises: Staggered restart as follows:

  • Majestic Princess from Seattle to Alaska: July 25, 2021.
  • Regal Princess from Southampton: July 31, 2021.
  • Grand Princess from Los Angeles (San Pedro): September 25, 2021
  • Ruby Princess from San Francisco: October 24, 2021
  • Sky Princess from Fort Lauderdale: November 20, 2021
  • Crown Princess from Fort Lauderdale: November 26, 2021
  • Caribbean Princess from Fort Lauderdale: November 28, 2021
  • Enchanted Princess from Fort Lauderdale: November 30, 2021

Quark Expeditions: July 10, 2021


Regent Seven Seas: September 11, 2021, from the U.K., on Seven Seas Splendor.

  • October 16, 2021, from Venice, on Seven Seas Explorer.
  • December 18, from Miami, on Seven Seas Mariner.
  • January 6, 2022, from Miami, on Seven Seas Navigator.
  • February 15, 2022, from Barcelona, on Seven Seas Voyager.

Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection: The first ship for Ritz Carlton, Evrima, will debut November 10, 2021.


Royal Caribbean: September 1, 2021, except:

  • Sailings aboard Quantum of the Seas in Singapore, which began in December 2020
  • Sailings aboard Spectrum of the Seas in China, which started April 29, 2021 (and from July 30 will include Hong Kong).
  • Sailings aboard Adventure of the Seas from Nassau, which begin June 12, 2021.
  • Sailings onboard Anthem of the Seas from the U.K. will begin on July 7, 2021.
  • Sailings onboard Jewel of the Seas from Limassol, Cyprus, will begin on July 10.
  • Sailings onboard Serenade of the Seas to Alaska from Seattle will begin on July 19.
  • Sailings onboard Ovation of the Seas to Alaska from Seattle will begin on August 13.
  • Sailings onboard Odyssey of the Seas, beginning July 31 from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Sailings onboard Allure of the Seas from Port Canaveral beginning August 8.
  • Sailings onboard Symphony of the Seas from Miami beginning August 14.
  • Sailings onboard Independence of the Seas from Galveston beginning August 15.
  • Sailings onboard Mariner of the Seas from Port Canaveral beginning August 23.

Saga Cruises:

  • Spirit of Adventure: July 26, 2021
  • Spirit of Discovery: June 27, 2021

Sea Cloud Cruises:

  • Sea Cloud: August 6, 2021
  • Sea Cloud II: August 30, 2021
  • Sea Cloud Spirit: September 14, 2021

Seabourn: Seabourn has paused its fleet until the following dates:

  • Seabourn Ovation: July 3, 2021 with new voyages from Piraeus, Greece.
  • Seabourn Odyssey: July 18, 2021 from Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Seabourn Quest: November 7, 2021 from Miami
  • Seabourn Sojourn: January 11, 2022 from Los Angeles
  • Seabourn Encore: April 17, 2022 from Piraeus, Greece

SeaDream Yacht Club: June 26, 2021


Scenic: January 1, 2022 for South America, Antarctica voyages aboard Scenic Eclipse.


Silversea: Sailings will resume beginning in June 2021 aboard Silver Moon.

  • Silver Moon: Resumed June 18, 2021
  • Silver Origin: Resumed June 19, 2021
  • Silver Muse: July 29, 2021
  • Silver Shadow: July 30, 2021
  • Silver Spirit: September 3, 2021
  • Silver Dawn: November 9, 2021
  • Silver Explorer: November 10, 2021
  • Silver Cloud: November 14, 2021
  • Silver Whisper: November 17, 2021
  • Silver Wind: November 20, 2021

Star Clippers:

  • Royal Clipper: August 3, 2021
  • Star Flyer: August 21, 2021
  • Star Clipper: November 13, 2021

Tauck: July 1, 2021


TUI (Mein Schiff): Mein Schiff 1 and 2 operate voyages through the Canary Islands. Mein Schiff 5 will sail from Crete beginning in May 2021.


UnCruise Adventures: May 7, 2021


Variety Cruises May 14, 2021


Viking Cruises: May 22 for three U.K. coastal cruises; June 2021 for new departures from Bermuda and Iceland.


Virgin Voyages: August 6, 2021 for Scarlet Lady for a series of coastal cruises from Portsmouth, England; and for its second ship, Valiant Lady, November 14, 2021.


Windstar Cruises: On March 26, 2021, Windstar announced it will return its fleet to service on the following schedule, excluding voyages to Alaska, Mexico or the United States:

  • 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 – September 4, 2021 – Northern Europe
  • Star Pride – November 3, 2021 – Caribbean

Zegrahm Expeditions: TBD


When Will River Cruise Lines Resume Service?

Amadeus: Amadeus resumed service in Europe for international passengers July 27, 2020


AmaWaterways: July 1, 2021, except Portugal Douro sailings, through June 15, 2021.


American Cruise Lines: ACL restarted in March 2021.


American Queen Steamboat Company: AQSC restarted March 21, 2021.


APT: June 1, 2021


Arena Travel: June 22, 2021


A-ROSA River Cruises: June 16 on the Douro, June 19 on the Danube and June 27 on the Rhine.


Avalon Waterways: July 2021 on the Seine, with Rhine, Danube, Rhône and Moselle to follow.


Captain Cook Cruises (Murray River): Resumed operations in late 2020.


Century Cruises: Century Cruises restarted for Chinese passengers only on August 12, 2020.


CroisiEurope: June 7, 2021 on the Douro River.


Crystal River Cruises: August 29, 2021


Emerald Waterways: July 31, 2021, on the Douro River.


Fred. Olsen River Cruises: River voyages are canceled for the 2021 season.


Gate1 Travel: August 1, 2021


Grand Circle: Small ship adventures resume August 2021


Nicko: June 3 on the Douro.


Pandaw: Voyages in Myanmar cancelled until further notice.


Riviera Travel July 2, 2021, on the Douro.


Sanctuary: TBA


Scenic: July 30, 2021 on the Douro.


St. Lawrence Cruise Lines:: July 8, 2021


Tauck: August 2021


Teeming River Cruises: TBA.


Titan: July 1, 2021


Travelmarvel: June 1, 2021


TUI River Cruises: August 2, 2021


Uniworld: June 20, 2021


Vantage Deluxe World Travel: June 2, 2021


Victory Cruise Lines: TBA 2021


Viking River Cruises: July 2021


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