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Cruise lines around the world will be reopening this fall and winter 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!

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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.

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Cruise Lines Reopening Dates

AIDA Cruises

AIDA Cruise ship at sea
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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

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Ama Waterways has scheduled their reopening cruise for March 23rd, 2021.

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

American Queen Steamboat Company

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The American Queen Steamboat Company has cancelled all 2020 cruises.

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 March. 

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

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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
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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

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Carnival has announced on that they have suspended all sailings until April 1st, 2021.

One of the first cruises available for booking on the Carnival website is a 4 day Bahamas cruise from Jacksonville.

Celebrity Cruises

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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

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Celestyal Cruises has scheduled their reopening for March 6th, 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,”

The Celestyal Crystal will be the first of its two vessels to return to sea when it embarks on the first of its seven-night “Three Continents” itinerary on March 6. The other ship, Celestyal Olympia will follow on March 15 when it sets out on its four-night “Iconic Aegean” route.

Costa Cruises

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Costa Cruises resumed cruising on September 6th, 2020.

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.

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

Cruise and Maritime Voyages

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CMV-Cruise & Maritime Voyages has gone into administration (similar to the USA's filing for bankruptcy). 

Crystal Cruises

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

The first sailing on May 1st features a 10 night Rome To Athens 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

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Cunard has scheduled their reopening cruise for May 17, 2021

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

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Disney Cruises has scheduled  reopening cruises starting April 2nd, 2021

According to the Disney Cruise Line website the first tentative available sailing is April 2nd, 2021.

One of the first available bookings is  a 3 night Bahamas Cruise from Port Canaveral.

Dream Cruises 

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Dream Cruises resumed sailing on August 2nd, 2020

Dream Cruises has already resumed sailings in Taiwan on the Explorer Dream.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred Olsen Cruise Line
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Fred Olsen Cruise Line has scheduled their reopening cruise for February 2nd, 2020

The first Fred Olsen cruise available online is a 14 night Canary Islands cruise

Health and Safety Protocols: The Fred Olsen Cruise Line website states “we’re busy ensuring everything is ready for when the time is right to cruise again. We can’t wait to set sail and show you the world again very soon.”

Holland America Line

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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.”

Hurtigruten Cruises

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Hurtigruten cruises resumed sailings as of June 16th, 2020.

The first voyage was the MS Finnmarken that departed Bergen on 16 June, 2020.  

The following voyages will be on MS Richard on 19 June, MS Trollfjord on 21 June, and MS Midnatsol on 24 June.

The four ships will sail their original routes back and forth between Bergen and Kirkenes.

Further restart and sailings for other ships will be considered dependent on national and international travel restrictions and government support 

Hurtigruten cruises has already rolled out their health and safety protocols. See what you can expect on board.

Jalesh Cruises

Jalesh Cruises
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According to a statement citing the owners of the MV Karnika, the company will suspend its operations indefinitely. The ship is operated by Jalesh Cruises and was targeted at the Indian market.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruise Ship at Norway Port (1)
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MSC cruises has resumed sailings and completed 5 successful cruises as of September 22nd, 2020. 

Update: In light of the lockdowns in Europe all cruises have been temporarily suspended. 

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

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Norwegian cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for April 3, 2021

According to the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) website, one of the first sailings is a 7 day Caribbean cruise departing from Miami to the Bahamas.

Oceana Cruises

Oceania Cruise ship
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Oceania cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for April 3rd, 2020. 

According to Oceania website, one of the first sailings is a 10 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. 

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruise ship in tahiti
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Paul Gauguin Cruises has resumed sailings as of July 29th

“We hope you and all of your loved ones are well. We are pleased to announce that we are resuming our Tahiti and French Polynesia voyages starting in July 2020 and have released our comprehensive “Covid-Safe Protocol.”

According to the Paul Gauguin cruise website, the first sailings is a 10 night cruise through the Society Islands

Ponant Cruises

Ponant Cruise ship sailing in ocean with green mountain in background
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Ponant Cruises has resumed sailings as of July 25th, 2020. 

According to the Ponant cruise website, the first sailing was a 7 night France Cruise.

 

P&O Cruises

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P&O Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for April 24th, 2021

According to the P&O Cruise website, one of the the first sailings is a 7 night Norwegian Fjords Cruise.

Health and Safety Protocols:

P&O 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. 

They did release 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

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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.”

Pullmantur Cruises

Pullmantur Cruises
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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, 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

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

According to the Regent cruise website, the first sailings is a 25 night cruise from Miami.

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

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Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection has announced sailings will finally launch on April 22, 2021

According to the Ritz Carlton Websites, the first sailings is a 9 night cruise from Lisbon to Palma De Mallorca.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean symphony of the seas sailing in ocean
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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.

Saga Cruises

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Saga Cruises is targeted to reopen sailings on March 15 of 2021.

The first cruise available on the Saga website it a 4 night cruise from Liverpool. 

Seabourn

seabourn cruise ship docked by green mountain
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Seabourn Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for April 19, 2021

The first sailing features a 12 Day Greek Isles departing from Bridgetown, Barbados

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 Ship docked with tender beside
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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 Cruise ship in Alaska
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Silversea Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for April 1st 2021

According to the Silversea website, the first sailings is a 12 Day Barcelona to Athens.

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
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Uniworld River Cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for February 6th, 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 Cruise ship sailing at sunset
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Viking Ocean Cruises only has cruises listed for 2022 at this time. 

 

Virgin Voyages

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Virgin Voyages has announced their first cruise will be on May 9th, 2021

According to the Virgin Voyages website, their first sailing is tentatively scheduled for May 9th departing from Miami for a 5 night cruise to the Riviera Maya.

VIVA Cruises

VIVA Cruises
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VIVA Cruises resumed operations on July 10th, 2020

The first cruise was a 4 night round trip sailing on July 10th, 2020 from Frankfurt, Germany on the MS Treasures.

Health and Safety Protocols:

VIVA has announced the following for their cruising reopening

  • Screening of guests before the start of the cruise by means of a comprehensive health questionnaire from the WHO (World Health Organisation) and compulsory temperature checks
  • Reduced number of passengers on board for optimal social distancing
  • Contactless check-in experience
  • Compulsory facemasks on board when walking around the ship
  • Table service for all meals (buffet services removed) and increase of table distance
  • Meals and activities will be arranged in time slots to lower the capacity of communal areas

Windstar Cruises

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

“We previously canceled all remaining cruises in 2020 and are now canceling cruises for January and February 2021 for all of our yachts, and into March and April 2021 depending on the itinerary. Our first yacht to set sail will be the Wind Spirit on March 25, 2021 in Tahiti.”

Carnival Glory

Cruise Line Scheduled Reopening Dates:

  • AmaWaterways – March 23, 2021
  • American Queen Steamboat – March 14, 2021
  • American Cruise Lines – October 10, 2020
  • Azamara – May, 2021
  • Carnival Cruise Line – April 1, 2021
  • Celebrity Cruises – May, 2021
  • Celestyal Cruises – March 6, 2021
  • Costa Cruises – September 6, 2020
  • Crystal Cruises – May 1, 2021
  • Cunard – May 17, 2021
  • Disney Cruise Line – April 2, 2021
  • Dream Cruises – August 2, 2020
  • Fred Olson Cruise Lines – February 2, 2021
  • Holland America Line – May 1, 2021
  • Hurtigruten Cruises – June 16, 2020
  • MSC Cruises – September 16th, 2020
  • Norwegian Cruise Line – April 3, 2021
  • Oceania Cruises – April 3, 2021
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises – July 29, 2020
  • Ponant – July 25, 2020
  • P&O Cruises – April 24, 2021
  • Princess Cruises – May 15, 2021
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises – April 2, 2021
  • Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection – April 22, 2021
  • Royal Caribbean – May, 2021
  • SAGA – March 15, 2021
  • Seabourn – January 16, 2021
  • SeaDream Yacht Club – June 16, 2020
  • Silversea Cruises- April 1, 2021
  • Uniworld River Cruises – February 6, 2021
  • Virgin Voyages – May 9th, 2021
  • VIVA Cruises July 10, 2020
  • Windstar Cruises – January 6, 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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