Cruise Lines Announce Return to Sailing Dates
Following a multi-month temporary suspension of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cruise lines have started to announce their anticipated return to sail dates. In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a ‘No Sail Order’ for cruise ships to sail from U.S. ports. This order is set to run through July 24, 2020. Below is a listing of all information to-date, given by cruise lines with their anticipated return to sail dates.
This information is subject to change and will be updated regularly as additional information becomes available from each cruise line. Last updated on May 22, 2020.
AmaWaterways has canceled all its river cruises in Europe and Asia through July 31, 2020. The line will resume sailings on August 1, 2020.
American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines announced it will open its river cruise season at the end of June. The American Song will launch on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest on June 20 and the American Harmony will sail on the Mississippi on June 28.
Avalon Waterways suspended all voyages through August 31, 2020. The line will resume sailings on September 1, 2020.
Azamara has suspended all ship operations through July 31, 2020, and plans to resume sailings on August 1, 2020.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival will resume cruises August 1, 2020 on eight ships sailing from Miami (Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation), Port Canaveral (Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation), and Galveston (Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Vista). Operations in the North American and Australian markets will remain suspended through August 31, 2020.
Celebrity Cruises has suspended all ship operations through July 31, 2020, and plans to resume sailings on August 1, 2020.
Sailings on Costa Cruises will resume on August 1, 2020.
Crystal Cruises suspended all cruise operations until June 30, 2020. The line plans to resume sailings on July 1, 2020.
Cunard North America
Cunard North America sailings are slated to resume August 1, 2020.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line sailings are slated to resume on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Holland America Line
Holland America Line has paused ship operations for all 2020 Alaska, Europe, Canada/New England sailings, as well as canceled the 79-day Amsterdam Grand Africa voyage that would have departed on October 3. Holland American has yet to announce an official date as to when it will resume sailings.
Hurtigruten is planning for a gradual restart of voyages on the scheduled Bergen to Kirkenes and back route along the Norwegian coast, starting on June 16, 2020 aboard Finnmarken. Following June 16, the line will make decisions about the following voyages individually. In regards to expedition voyages, all North American summer sailings aboard Roald Amundsen have been canceled. For info on individual cancelations, click here: https://www.hurtigruten.com/practical-information/coronavirus-update/cancelled/departures/.
MSC Cruises has suspended all cruise operations through July 10, 2020, and plans to resume sailings on July 11, 2020.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line plans to resume sailings on August 1, 2020.
Oceania Cruises plans to resume sailings on August 1, 2020.
P&O Cruises will resume sailings on August 1, 2020.
All Princess Cruises have been suspended for Summer 2020. Princess has not announced a potential resume to sail date.
Pullmantur plans to resume sailings on July 4, 2020.
Regent Seven Seas
Regent Seven Seas plans to resume sailings on August 1, 2020.
Royal Caribbean Cruises International
Royal Caribbean Cruises has suspended all ship operations through July 31, 2020, and plans to resume sailings on August 1, 2020. Royal Caribbean China sailings will resume on July 1, 2020.
Scenic river cruises and land tours are scheduled to resume on September 1, 2020. Scenic Eclipse (ocean cruise) is scheduled to resume sailing on October 1, 2020.
Seabourn has paused operation of its five ships through October and November 2020. Ships are slated to resume operation oin the following dates: Seabourn Odyssey - November 21, 2020; Seabourn Sojourn - October 14, 2020; Seabourn Quest - November 7, 2020; Seabourn Ovation - November 7, 2020; Seabourn Encore - October 20, 2020.
Star Clippers will resume sailings on July 1, 2020.
Viking Cruises, which operates both a river ship fleet as well as an ocean fleet, has extended the suspension of all cruise operations until June 30, 2020, and plans to resume sailings on July 1, 2020.
Virgin Voyages has delayed the official launch of its first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, which will now operate its first passenger cruise on October 16, 2020.
Uniworld has suspended all operations through June 30, 2020, and plans to resume European river cruise sailings on July 1, 2020.
Windstar is scheduled to resume cruising operations on July 1, 2020.