All major cruise lines in the U.S. have cancelled their sailings until at least March of 2021.
The further cancellations will mark a full year of suspended sailings in the U.S. since the global shutdown of cruising last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic
When cruising was initially suspended, nobody could have guessed that the cruise industry would be at a complete stand still a full year later.
According to statements from major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian cruises, all U.S sailings continue to be cancelled right through until at least March of next year.
According to a press release by Royal Caribbean all sailings with the exception of Singapore and China have been cancelled until at least March.
“At Royal Caribbean International, our guests and crew’s safety and well-being are always our top priorities. After further consulting with our partners at Cruise Lines International Association and in conjunction with the CDC, we have decided to extend the suspension of sailings for our global fleet for all sailings through February 28th, 2021 – excluding sailings onboard Quantum of the Seas in Singapore and Spectrum of the Seas in China. Our plan is to resume further operation in March.“
A Norwegian Cruises statement also confirmed that the cruise line was cancelling all February sailings.
“Your safety is our #1 priority—both on and off our ships. Due to the current global environment, we are extending the suspension of cruises to include all cruises embarking through February 2021.”
Here are the earliest dates major cruise lines are selling sailings for in the United States.
- Princess Cruises – April 4, 2021
- Carnival Cruise Line – March 1, 2021
- Celebrity Cruises – March 6, 2021
- Disney Cruise Line – March 5, 2021
- Holland America Line – April 3, 2021
- Norwegian Cruise Line – March 1st, 2021
- Royal Caribbean – March 1st, 2021
See all scheduled sailing restart dates for major cruise lines.
People Still Want To Cruise
According to Travel Weekly, more than 150,000 people signed up for Royal Caribbean’s simulated sailings which are part of the CDC’s requirement for cruise lines to obtain their conditional sailing certificate.
Although the CDC lifted the no sail order back on October 31st, all major cruise lines have chosen to voluntarily suspend sailings further into next year.
Pandemic Continues To Impact Cruising Worldwide
With COVID-19 numbers reaching record highs in many parts of the world, cruising has almost come to a complete standstill.
Although MSC has been successfully operating cruises in the Mediterranean since September, the cruise line recently made the decision to voluntarily suspend all sailings after the Italian government introduced new restrictions for the holiday season.
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