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Cruising is beginning to make its comeback. 10 Cruise Lines have now resumed operations since the worldwide halt of cruising back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This past weekend Carnival corporation owned Costa Cruises was the tenth cruise line to restart operations with the Costa Deliziosa departing from Trieste, Italy.

Costa Cruise Ship

On August 16th the first major cruise line to officially start sailing was MSC. The Grandiosa departed Genoa, Italy on a 7 day cruise which completed its inaugural sailing without any confirmed cases of COVID-19.  

Passengers baording msc ship

Below is the list of all 10 cruise lines that have resumed at least partial operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dream Cruises

Dream cruises began sailing August 2nd on the Explorer Dream in Taiwan with ports stops in Peng Hu, Matsu Island, Kinmen and Hualien.

Dream Cruises

SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club was the very first cruise line to resume sailings back on June 2nd and has now completed sailind through the Norwegian Fjords, Lofoten Islands and Denmark.

SeaDream Yacht Club Ship docked with tender beside
(Image: SeaDream Yacht Club)

Aranui Cruises

Aranui Cruises resumed sailings on July 18th to French Polynesia’s remote Marquesas Islands.

Aranui 5 Cruise Ship (Image -Creative Commons Saga70)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises resumed sailings at the end of July from Hamburg with their luxury ship, the EUROPA 2.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruise Ship - MS Europa in Saint Petersburg

Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises departing from Trieste, Italy for its inaugural restart of operations cruise on September 6th. 

Costa Favolosa
Costa Favolosa

MSC Cruises

MSC was the first large cruise line to restart operation on August 16th with the MSC Grandiosa departing from Genoa, Italy. 

MSC Cruise Ship at Norway Port (1)


CroisiEurope which specializes in river cruising, restarted its operations on France's River Seine on July 13th. 

CroisiEurope (Image: CroisiEurope River Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises resumed operations in French Polynesia on July 18 with a voyage open to local residents only. Sailing for international travelers resumed on July 29th.

Paul Gauguin Cruise ship in tahiti
Paul Gauguin Cruise ship in tahiti

Ponant Cruises

Ponant cruises resumed operations of 4 ships back on July 4th.

Ponant Cruise ship sailing in ocean with green mountain in background

TUI Cruises

Originally planned for a September 13th launch Travel Off Path has just learned that the TUI cruise suspension has been extended until November. 

Marella Cruises

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