With ocean and river cruises being temporarily suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, many are left wondering when cruise services will start back up again. People around the globe with summer cruises booked are wondering whether they will be voyaging across the high seas to tropical destinations in the coming months. Keeping track of the changes to the cruise industry can be a challenge.
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Most cruise lines have paused their service for now due to most ports being closed.
For some cruise lines, the return to service is set out in a number of weeks, while others have given an exact date.
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Below is a list of the current dates that each cruise line across the globe is expected to resume service.
The dates are subject to change.
Adventure Canada (Ocean Endeavour only): 2021 (2020 season cancelled)
AIDA: May 1
One of the German company’s cruise ships, the AIDAsol was being held off the coast of France at the beginning of March when two passengers were tested for coronavirus.
The AIDAsol reportedly disembarked in Marseille during the same week, according to Marseille Cruise Club.
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: 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
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Carnival, which also owns Cunard North America, Holland America Line and Seabourn said that their cruise line brands would take a month-long pause in March which has since been extended.
Carnival owns the Zaandam and its sister ship the Rotterdam.
The Zaandam had around 1,000 people on board with nine people having tested positive for coronavirus.
It was originally told it was not allowed to disembark in Florida but was granted permission to disembark at Port Everglades after days of negotiations with officials.
Passengers were stuck on the ship for around three weeks.
Celestyal Cruises: May 1
Coral Expeditions: June 1 pending Government approval
Costa: May 1
Cruise & Maritime Voyages: April 24
Crystal Serenity: May 10
Crystal Symphony: May 24
Crystal Esprit: May 3
Cunard Line: May 15
Disney Cruise Line: April 28
On Monday, Disney Cruise Line extended its suspension for voyages departing in April.
Passengers who had tickets on any of its four ships until April 28 could receive a refund or cruise credit for a voyage within 15 months of their original departure date.
They have said that sailing is expected to continue on April 29.
They were meant to be stopping in Vancouver, Canada but the country has closed its ports until July 1, so this could be cancelled.
Fred. Olsen: May 23
Europa: May 9
Europa 2: May 13
Bremen: May 23
Hanseatic Nature: May 30
Hanseatic Inspiration: May 18
Holland America Line: May 14
Passengers for Holland American may receive a refund or credit for a future cruise valued at 125 percent of the fare.
Customers will also receive £203.70 in credit to spend onboard the ship.
• 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
Norwegian Cruises said their extension now includes voyages embarking between April 12 and May 10 2020 for its three cruise brands.
The move is to help contribute to the global efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The extension includes voyages for Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Oceania Cruises: May 11
P&O Cruises: May 15
P&O Cruises Australia: June 16 in Australia; July 1 in New Zealand
P&O have said the work on their new ship, the Iona, may be delayed.
It was due to depart for the Norwegian fjords on May 14.
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
The cruise line has suspended cruises but is offering refunds or credit also valued at 125 percent of the original price paid.
If you were supposed to be sailing through Singapore and Canada these will be suspended.
Saga Cruises: May 1
Sea Cloud Cruises: May 1
Seabourn: May 14
Scenic: May 3
Silversea updated their cancellation and change policies at the beginning of March amid the coronavirus.
Silversea said that travellers who made new bookings departing between June 1 and December 31 will be able to cancel up to 30 days before their departure, paying a “customary administrative fee” on the cruise fare.
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 Clipper: May 9
Star Flyer: May 2
Royal Clipper: May 11
Tauck: April 14
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
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