Cruise lines around the world will be reopening this spring and summer as the cruise industry looks to start its recovery. With vaccination rollouts happening around the world, travelers looking forward to cruising again may finally see an end to the suspensions.
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!
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.
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Cruise Line Planned Reopening Dates
Aida which is owned by the Carnival Corporation plans to resume cruising in April and May of 2021.
Ama Waterways has scheduled their reopening cruise for July 15, 2021
The first sailing features a 7 night Amsterdam to Basel Cruise.
American Queen Steamboat Company
American Queen Steamboat Company resumed sailings on Monday March 15th, 2021.
Azamara Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruises beginning in July, 2021
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 expects to start with short cruises to the Bahamas starting on July 2, 2021
“Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line continues to work closely with the CDC on the guidelines required to return to full service. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is busy working on developing its new protocols to comply with all requirements to ensure a safe return for guests to Grand Bahama Island.”
Carnival has announced that cruises are tentatively scheduled to resume in July, 2021 out of Port Miami, Port Canaveral, and Port of Galveston.
The line also canceled the European season for Carnival Legend, which was scheduled May through Oct. 31, 2021.
Celebrity Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruises starting in June 2021 from the United States.
Celebrity Millennium will begin cruises out of St. Maarten on June 5, 2021. Celebrity Apex will be the second ship to begin cruises by homeporting in Greece from June 19.
Celestyal Cruises has scheduled their reopening for May 29, 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 resumed cruising on September 6th, 2020.
Costa Cruises has since suspended operations again but will resume in May 2021.
Crystal Cruise has scheduled their reopening cruises for 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 has scheduled their reopening cruises for domestic sailings in the UK for July of 2021.
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 for the U.S. starting in August, 2021.
There are however UK domestic cruises scheduled for July, 2021.
According to the Disney Cruise Line website one of the first tentative available sailings in a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas.
Holland America Line
Holland America has scheduled their reopening cruises to begin in July, 2021 with a Seattle to Alaska sailing.
“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 June, 2021. This includes Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Canada/New England departures.”
MSC had successfully restarted sailings but since suspended all voyages due to shutdowns in Europe.
See all the details on MSC’s successful Restart
MSC cancelled all cruises again in March and said will resume sailings from the US in June, 2021.
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 Cruise Line has scheduled its first sailing out of Athens Greece on July 25, 2021. U.S. cruises are expected to return in August.
Oceania cruises has suspended all sailings until at least August of 2021.
P and O Cruises has announced they will resume select cruises in June of 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 has scheduled their first reopening cruises starting at the end of June from Seattle.
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 cruises for September 2021.
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 November of 2021
According to the Ritz Carlton Website, the first sailing will be a 7 night Caribbean voyage from Puerto Rico to Saint Lucia departing on November 10, 2021.
Royal Caribbean is targeted to reopen sailings in July 2021 departing from Nassau, Bahamas.
The suspension does not include Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, which is operating in Singapore, and Spectrum of the Seas, now sailing in China.
Seabourn Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruises starting in July, 2021
The first sailing available online features a 7 day cruise from Italy to Greece.
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.”
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 has scheduled their reopening cruises starting in July, 2021
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
Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking Ocean Cruises has sailings listed for June, 2021
On April 7, Virgin Voyages updated its advisory that all regular Scarlet Lady cruises are canceled through September 17, 2021. This is due to the cruise line planning on new summer UK domestic cruises for UK vaccinated residents only.
Cruise Line Scheduled Reopening Dates:
- AIDA – April, 2021
- AmaWaterways – July 15, 2021
- American Queen Steamboat – March 15, 2021
- Azamara – July, 2021
- Carnival Cruise Line – July, 2021
- Celebrity Cruises – July, 2021
- Celestyal Cruises – May 29, 2021
- Costa Cruises – September, 2020
- Crystal Cruises – June, 2021
- Cunard – July, 2021
- Disney Cruise Line – August, 2021
- Dream Cruises – August 2, 2020
- Fred Olson Cruise Lines – July, 2021
- Holland America Line – July, 2021
- Hurtigruten Cruises – June 16, 2020
- MSC Cruises – May 20, 2020
- Norwegian Cruise Line – July, 2021
- Oceania Cruises – July, 2021
- P&O Cruises – September, 2021
- Princess Cruises – June, 2021
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises – September, 2021
- Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection – November 10, 2021
- Royal Caribbean – July, 2021
- Seabourn – July, 2021
- SeaDream Yacht Club – June 16, 2020
- Silversea Cruises- July, 2021
- Uniworld River Cruises – April, 2021
- Viking Ocean Cruises – September, 2021
- Virgin Voyages – September, 2021
- Windstar Cruises – June, 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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