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

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Sky Princess sends a #WeWillBeBack message via its balcony cabins (Photo: Princess Cruises)

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(Updated 11:30 a.m. EDT) -- With ocean and river cruise lines temporarily suspending 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.

Most cruise lines have voluntarily paused sailings for the meantime after being faced with port closures; a lack of suitable infrastructure, including flights; and increased travel restrictions that change on a country-by-country basis.

We're keeping tabs on when each line expects to resume sailings. In some cases, the return to service is spread out over a number of weeks, while other lines have tentatively set dates for the resumption of cruises. We've also put together a comprehensive guide to cancellation policies, which we will update regularly.

The information below will also be updated as necessary. These dates are subject to change.

When Will Ocean Cruise Lines Resume Service?

Adventure Canada (Ocean Endeavour only): 2021 (2020 season canceled)

AIDA: May 1

AmaWaterways: May 31

Australis: October (start of season)

Avalon Waterways: July 1

Azamara: May 12

Bahamas Paradise: April 10

Blue Lagoon Cruises: May 31

Carnival: May 15 in Australia/NZ and April 10 elsewhere

  • Carnival Spirit: April 27
  • Carnival Radiance: June 24

Celebrity: May 12, except for the Alaska season, which will begin July 3 onboard Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Solstice, and July 5 onboard Celebrity Eclipse

Celestyal Cruises: May 1

Costa: May 1

Cruise & Maritime Voyages: April 24

Crystal Cruises:

  • Crystal Serenity: May 10
  • Crystal Symphony: May 24
  • Crystal Esprit: May 3

Cunard Line: April 11

Disney Cruise Line: April 12

Fred. Olsen: May 23

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises:

  • Europa: May 9
  • Europa 2: May 13
  • Bremen: May 23
  • Hanseatic Nature: May 30
  • Hanseatic Inspiration: May 18

Holland America Line: April 14

Hurtigruten:
• April 19 (Coastal Voyage)
• April 29 (Expedition Ships)

Majestic Line: April 18

Marella Cruises: April 17

Metropolitan Touring: April 17

MSC Cruises: May 1

Norwegian Cruise Line: April 11

Oceania Cruises: April 11

P&O Cruises: April 11

P&O Cruises Australia: May 16 in Australia and July 1 in New Zealand

Paul Gauguin: April 11

Ponant: No sooner than May 8

Poseidon Expeditions: May 1

Princess Cruises: May 10

Regent Seven Seas: April 11

Royal Caribbean: May 12

Saga Cruises: May 1

Sea Cloud Cruises: May 1

Seabourn: April 11

Scenic: April 25

Silversea:

  • Silver Cloud: May 19
  • Silver Wind: May 13
  • Silver Shadow: May 14
  • Silver Galapagos: May 16
  • Silver Spirit: May 19
  • Silver Whisper: May 25
  • Silver Muse: May 28
  • Silver Explorer: June 7

Star Clippers:

  • Star Clipper: May 9
  • Star Flyer: May 2
  • Royal Clipper: May 11

Tauck: April 14

UnCruise Adventures:

  • Safari Explorer: May 8
  • Wilderness Discoverer; Wilderness Explorer: Wilderness Adventurer: May 9
  • Safari Quest: May 22

Viking Cruises: April 30

Virgin Voyages: July 15

Windstar Cruises: April 30

When Will River Cruise Lines Resume Service?

Amadeus: April 15

AmaWaterways: May 31

American Cruise Lines: April 30

American Queen Steamboat Company: May 17

APT: May 31

Arena Travel: April 30

A-ROSA River Cruises: April 15

Avalon Waterways: May 1

Botanica: May 31

CroisiEurope:

  • European voyages: April 30
  • South Africa Safari voyages: May 31
  • Mekong voyages: August 14

Crystal River Cruises: April 11

Emerald Waterways: May 1

Gate1 Travel: May 1

Grand Circle: May 1

Pandaw: July 2020

Riviera Travel April 24, 2020

Scenic: May 1

Tauck: April 14

Teeming River Cruises:. July 14

Titan May 1

Travelmarvel: May 31

TUI River Cruises: May 2

Uniworld: April 23 (Egypt sailings suspended until May 1)

Vantage Deluxe World Travel: April 30

Victory Cruise Lines May 17

Viking River Cruises: April 30

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