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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 6:25 p.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: May 8

Blue Lagoon Cruises: May 31

Carnival: June 16 in Australia/NZ and May 11 elsewhere with the exceptions of:

  • Carnival Radiance: November 2, 2020
  • Carnival Legend: October 31, 2020
  • Alaska cruises: July 1, 2020
  • Cruises departing from San Francisco: 2021

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

Coral Expeditions: June 1 pending Government approval

Costa: May 1

Cruise & Maritime Voyages: April 24

Crystal Cruises:

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

Cunard Line: May 15

Disney Cruise Line: April 28

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: May 14

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

Majestic Line: May 30

Marella Cruises: April 17

Metropolitan Touring: April 17

MSC Cruises: May 29

Norwegian Cruise Line: May 11

Oceania Cruises: May 11

P&O Cruises: May 15

P&O Cruises Australia: June 16 in Australia; July 1 in New Zealand

Paul Gauguin: May 7

Ponant: No sooner than May 8

Poseidon Expeditions: May 1

Princess Cruises: May 10; June 16 in Australia; July 1 in New Zealand

Regent Seven Seas: May 11

Royal Caribbean: May 12

Saga Cruises: May 1

Sea Cloud Cruises: May 1

Seabourn: May 14

Scenic: May 3


  • 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: June 30

Virgin Voyages: July 15

Windstar Cruises: May 22

When Will River Cruise Lines Resume Service?

Amadeus: April 15

AmaWaterways: May 31

American Cruise Lines: May 4

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

Captain Cook Cruises (Murray River): May 31


  • European voyages: April 30
  • Egypt voyages: May 2
  • 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

The Majestic Line:. May 30

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: June 30

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