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Cruise lines around the world will be reopening this spring as the cruise industry looks to start its recovery. 

There are a lot of factors that have to come together to make these sailings happen but one thing’s for sure. 

People still want to cruise.

This list will be updated weekly so make sure to bookmark this page and check back often!

Cruise Port with two ships

Important Note: These are projected sailing dates from each cruise line. Cruise line suspensions can be extended at anytime. This information is based on information directly from the official website for each Cruise Line. Sailings and reopening dates can change without notice. 

We do not endorse or encourage traveling against government and health travel advisories. 

The decision to travel is your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities before booking travel.

cruise line reopening dates - the complete list

Cruise Lines Reopening Dates

AIDA Cruises

AIDA Cruise ship at sea
(Image: AIDA Cruises)

AIDA cruises has delayed its reopening cruises due to a surge of COVID-19 cases in Germany. 

AIDA Cruises will expand its range of cruises this fall with new voyages in Italy. A new date has not yet been set. 

Read all the details on the reopening of AIDA cruises

Ama Waterways

Ama Waterways has scheduled their reopening cruise for April 6, 2021

The first sailing features a 7 night Amsterdam to Basel Cruise.

American Queen Steamboat Company

The cruise line has originally scheduled to restart operations in August but has pushed back the date. 

According to their website, all sailings have been suspended until April. 

Reopening Health Protocols: American Queen Steamboat Company has launched health and safety procedures including pre-cruise screening, boarding procedures, sanitation measures, additional medical resources and ground transportation sanitation. 

Azamara

Azamara Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruises beginning in May. 

Reopening Health Protocols: Azamara has implemented strict health and safety protocols including the following

  • Travel restrictions preventing guests and crew coming from or transiting through areas of high risk of infection/exposure from boarding a vessel.
  • Performing enhanced screening at the embarkation port
  • Providing hand sanitizing gel at boarding and throughout the voyage in all public areas 
  • Access to a 24-hour medical facility onboard with a doctor and nurses ready to provide medical care.
  • Working with our tour operators to sanitize transportation

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has posted the following update on their website

“Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is excited to announcement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted the no-sail order on cruises. We look forward to once again welcoming you onboard the Grand Classica to Grand Bahama Island.
Thank you for your continuous support and patience during these difficult times. We will be re-opening for reservations very soon.”

Carnival Cruises

Carnival has announced on that they have suspended all sailings until May 30th, 2021. Cruises are tentatively scheduled to resume in June

The line also canceled the European season for Carnival Legend, which was scheduled May through Oct. 31, 2021.

Australian operations were canceled through May, 2021.

american passengers disembark two carnival cruise ships

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruises starting in May 2021

Celebrity recently also canceled the 2021 Europe season for Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Constellation.

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises has scheduled their reopening for April, 2021

“We will now shift our full attention to developing both 2021 and 2022 business where we are seeing encouraging signs of pent-up demand and be well prepared to implement all enhanced health protocols that will ultimately be established by the EU and the countries where we operate,”

Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises resumed cruising on September 6th, 2020.

Costa Cruises has since suspended operations again but will resume in February, 2021.

The Costa Deliziosa will offer weekly cruises from Trieste on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, visiting five destinations in southern Italy, including Bari and Brindisi in Puglia, Corigliano-Rossano in Calabria, and Siracusa and Catania in Sicily.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises </strong><strong>has scheduled their reopening cruises for</strong><strong> June, 2021

Stay tuned to the latest updates on their ‘cruising soon‘ page. 

The first sailing is a 7 night Basel to Amsterdam cruise. 

Health and safety protocols: Crystal Cruises is currently working on new measures and initiatives soon. 

Crystal cruises is will known for offering double the space per person of similar size ships. 

Cunard

Cunard has scheduled their reopening cruise for May 17. The first sailing features a 13 night British Isles Cruise. 

Health and safety protocols: Cunard has not yet released their reopening health protocols. Stay tuned to their alert page for more information. 

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruises has scheduled reopening cruises starting in June 2021.

According to the Disney Cruise Line website one of the first tentative available sailings in a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas. 

DIsney Dream at dock

Holland America Line

Holland America has scheduled their reopening cruises to begin in May 2021

“As Holland America Line continues to prepare and develop its plans to meet the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the company is extending its pause of cruise operations for all departures through April 30, 2021. This includes Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Canada/New England departures.”

MSC Cruises

MSC has successfully restarted sailings.

See all the details on MSC’s successful Restart

Health and Safety Protocols: 

“The new procedures include universal COVID-19 testing for all guests and crew prior to embarkation, protected shore visits at each destination only with an MSC Cruises excursion as added level of protection for our guests and the introduction of a COVID-19 Protection Plan for further peace of mind for our guests. With all of these measures in place we aim to offer our guests the safest possible holiday.”

Norwegian Cruises

Norwegian cruises has scheduled their reopening cruises for June, 2021

According to the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) website, the first sailings will not resume until at least June 2021. 

“We have extended our voluntary temporary suspension of all voyages through May 2021.” says a statement on the NCL website. 

Oceana Cruises

Oceania cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for May 5, 2021

According to Oceania website, one of the first sailings is a 7 Day Cruise From Barcelona to Rome.

Health and Safety Protocols:

Oceania Cruises has yet to release their Covid-19 prevention measures for their October launch but we will update the information here as soon as they do. 

P&O Cruises

P and O Cruises has announced they have suspended cruises until at least September, 2021.

They have also released the following statement regarding health and safety.

“Along with the rest of the world, we will adapt. We will work closely with medical experts and global authorities to help us determine the best way to move forward while honouring our highest responsibility – the health, safety, and wellbeing of our guests, crew and communities we visit, along with compliance and environmental protection.”

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has scheduled their first reopening cruises as of May 15th, 2021.

“As Princess Cruises continues to prepare and develop its plans to meet the “Framework for Conditional Sailing Order” issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to the uncertainty around travel restrictions, the company is extending its pause of guest cruise vacations on ships sailing through May 14, 2021.”

Majestic Princess Cruise Ship

Pullmantur Cruises

Travel Off Path does not recommend booking with Pullmantur Cruises at this time. On Monday, June 21st, 2020, Spanish cruise operator Pullmantur Cruises, which is partly owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises has filed for reorganization under Spanish insolvency laws</a>, Royal Caribbean Cruises said Monday.

“Despite the great progress the company made to achieve a turnaround in 2019 and its huge engagement and best efforts of its dedicated employees, the headwinds caused by the pandemic are too strong for Pullmantur to overcome without a reorganization,” Pullmantur’s board of directors said in a statement.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for April 2, 2020.

According to the Regent cruise website, the first sailings is a 10 night cruise from London.

Health and Safety Protocols: Regent Seven Seas cruises has already launched a full reopening plan including health and sanitation measures to protect their guests. 

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection has announced sailings will finally launch In July, 2021

According to the Ritz Carlton Websites, the first sailings are to take place in July of 2021. 

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean is targeted to reopen sailings in the United States starting in May of 2021

The cancellation does not include Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, which is operating in Singapore, and Spectrum of the Seas, now sailing in China.

Royal Caribbean

Seabourn

Seabourn Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for May 1st, 2021

The first sailing features a 7 day Greece cruise. 

Health and Safety Protocols: 

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other global health experts, to develop enhanced procedures and protocols to further elevate our already high standards for health and safety on board our ships,” Seabourn stated on their website. 

For more information regarding Seabourn’s health and safety plan for reopening see their ‘Traveling and Staying Healthy‘ page. 

SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream Yacht Club reopened for sailing on June 20th, 2020.

“We are pleased to announce that we are resuming operations this summer. The first voyage starts on June 20th from the picturesque city of Bergen, Norway, where SeaDream 1 will head along the Norwegian coastline to Oslo, the proud Norwegian Captial – and coincidentally where SeaDream’s European office is located.” 

SeaDream will also be the first cruise line to relaunch in the Caribbean

Health and Safety Protocols: 

Travel Off Path has reached out to SeaDream Yacht Club for an update on their health protocols and will update this article soon as we hear back. 

Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for May 1, 2021

According to the Silversea website, the first sailings is a 7 day Galapagos Islands Cruise. 

Health and Safety Protocols: 

In an email to Travel Off Path, Communications Director, Matthew Scott said “Silversea always implements the most rigid sanitary protocols to ensure the highest possible hygiene standards on our ships, with the health and safety of our guests and crew as our top priority. The company is using the current idle time to evaluate additional measures to address physical distancing protocols and to ensure that all necessary precautions are in place to resume safe and healthy cruising when the time is right.

Some of the enhancements Silversea is working on include:

  • Enhanced personalized service to ensure there there are no self-service options.
  • Physical but not social distancing: With the limited number of passengers on board, it is relatively easy for Silversea to guarantee physical, but not social, distancing on their ships. Guests will still be able to meet other like-minded passengers and share a wonderful culinary experience together… at a bigger table than usual.
  • Enhanced sanitation protocols including the strictest of sanitation procedures and regular cleaning of all surfaces
  • A ‘closed loop experience’ that will ensure each step of the guest experience is controlled so that passengers and crew follow all enhanced procedures
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Uniworld River Cruises

Uniworld River Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for April 3, 2021.

According to the Uniworld River Cruises website, one of the first sailings will be a 12 day Egypt and River Nile Cruise.

Health and Safety Protocols: 

Uniworld River Cruises has developed and announced  extensive health and sanitation protocols in preparation for their relaunch. 

Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises only has cruises listed for 2022 at this time.

Virgin Voyages

According to the Virgin Voyages website, their first sailing is tentatively scheduled for July 4th departing from Miami for a 5 night cruise to the Riviera Maya.

Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises has announced they will resume select sailing in May 2021.

The first tentative cruise scheduled is a 10 day Greece, Israel and Egypt sailing on May 1st, 2021. 

Carnival Glory

Cruise Line Scheduled Reopening Dates:

  • AmaWaterways – April 6, 2021
  • American Queen Steamboat – March 14, 2021
  • Azamara – May, 2021
  • Carnival Cruise Line – June, 2021
  • Celebrity Cruises – May, 2021
  • Celestyal Cruises – April, 2021
  • Costa Cruises – September 6, 2020
  • Crystal Cruises – June, 2021
  • Cunard – May 17, 2021
  • Disney Cruise Line – June, 2021
  • Dream Cruises – August 2, 2020
  • Fred Olson Cruise Lines – July, 2021
  • Holland America Line – May 1, 2021
  • Hurtigruten Cruises – June 16, 2020
  • MSC Cruises – September 16th, 2020
  • Norwegian Cruise Line – June, 2021
  • Oceania Cruises – May 5, 2021
  • P&O Cruises – September, 2021
  • Princess Cruises – May 15, 2021
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises – April 2, 2021
  • Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection – July, 2021
  • Royal Caribbean – May, 2021
  • Seabourn – May 1, 2021
  • SeaDream Yacht Club – June 16, 2020
  • Silversea Cruises- May 1, 2021
  • Uniworld River Cruises – April 3, 2021
  • Virgin Voyages – July 4, 2021
  • Windstar Cruises – May 1, 2021

Important Reminder: These dates are scheduled reopening dates and can change at anytime. We do NOT recommend traveling against health and government advisories. 

We do our best to keep this article updated daily as reopening cruise schedules are constantly changing. Please let us know in the comments if you see an update Travel Off Path has missed. We appreciate the help. 

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Cindy

Monday 5th of October 2020

Some riverboat companies are missing and their date of return to service: Crystal Riverboat, Scenic Riverboat, Emerald Waterways and Viking Riverboat. Also the Norwegian brands which include Oceania and Regent dates probably changed to Dec 2020 also. Is Silversea sailing on Oct 31 2020? Is Windstar suppose to be Jan 6 2021, I an assuming so? Thank you

Brad Moodie

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Saga have announced they will restart on February 4.

Morianne Lambert

Tuesday 25th of August 2020

please let us know about Alaska cruises

Brad

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

I think you can remove Cruise And Maritime.

Trevor Kucheran

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Thank you Brad for the feedback and we have updated accordingly.

Marvin Sanchez

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Hello there! Please add the National Geographic, Lindblad Expedition Cruises to your list. Thanks!