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Cruise Cancellations. Current Situation

7 minutes read • August 14th, 2020
We are sure that you closely follow the cruise news and know when your favorite cruise companies plan to return to operations. We decided to share the latest news summary on current

cruise cancellations

. Let's see which companies already operate sailings, which cruise lines are actively preparing for the resumption of voyages, and which ones continue to postpone their restart.
Cruise Cancellations. Current Situation
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

On August 5, 2020, Royal Caribbean Group announced that it would suspend its extension of operations through October 31, 2020, excluding cruises from China and Australia.

Royal Caribbean International aims to restart cruises on November 1, 2020. However, European & Transatlantic voyages are canceled through the end of November 2020. Besides, the cruise line canceled several more departings from China: Azamara Cruises also canceled Azamara Quest sailings departing on November 4 and  November 14, 2020.

Silversea Cruises extended its pause in operations through October 31, 2020 with several exceptions. Here's the current plan on ships' first departures after a long break:

Carnival Corporation & plc

Carnival Cruise Line extended its pause in sailings through October 31, 2020.

Princess Cruises canceled more sailings: Holland America Line canceled all cruises on all ships through December 15, 2020.

Cunard extended the suspension of operations up to and including November 1, 2020 for Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, and November 23, 2020 for Queen Elizabeth.

P&O Cruises extended its pause in operations through November 12, 2020. Besides, the company canceled two long sailings scheduled to depart in January 2021.

P&O Cruises Australia canceled all departures in Australia and New Zealand until October 29, 2020.

Costa Cruises intends to resume sailings from Italian ports on September 6, 2020. Costa Deliziosa will be the first to set sail after a long pause. The liner will operate cruises from Trieste. The second ship, Costa Diadema, is scheduled to depart from Genoa on September 19, 2020.

AIDA Cruises extended pause in operations until September 30, 2020. However, there are several exceptions. AIDAblu will depart on the first voyage on September 6, 2020 from Kiel, Germany. AIDAperla will restart operations on September 12, 2020. She'll offer cruises to the Norwegian Fjords departing from Hamburg, Germany.

Seabourn suspended its global cruise operations through November 20, 2020. Besides, the cruise line canceled more cruises on Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation, and Seabourn Sojourn. As of today, the voyages are canceled through:

 Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. extended the suspension of operations of its fleet through October 31, 2020.
 

TUI Group

TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 already operate scenic Blue Cruises without stops at the ports. All other sailings are canceled through the end of September (except for the Mein Schiff 5 voyages from September 27, 2020). Mein Schiff 6 cruises on September 29, 2020 and on October 9, 2020 are canceled, as well as 2020 USA sailings and trips to Southern Africa in winter 2020/21.

Marella Cruises canceled all sailings through September 30, 2020. 

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2 and Hanseatic Inspiration already offer sailings for German, Austrian and Swiss citizens. Europa and Hanseatic Nature are planned to resume sailings by early September 2020.
 

MSC Cruises

MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica are going to resume operations in the Mediterranean starting from August 16 and August 29, 2020 respectively for guests from Schengen countries. All other Mediterranean and Caribbean voyages are canceled through October 31, 2020. Asia cruises are canceled through October 26, 2020.
 

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line extended its pause in operations through October 31, 2020.
 

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Currently, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line plans to resume sailings on October 1, 2020.
 

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises suspended operations until the 2021 season commencing March 6, 2021. 
 

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises canceled all sailings through the remainder of 2020.
 

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines canceled the following sailings:
  • all departures up to December 9, 2020 on Balmoral 
  • all departures up to December 22, 2020 on Black Watch
  • all departures up to March 20, 2021 on Braemar 
  • Boudicca's Grand Voyage sectors up until March 11, 2021

Hurtigruten

In mid-June 2020, Hurtigruten began a gradual restart of operations along the Norwegian coast. The company plans to return all vessels to service from Bergen, Norway by the end of September. 
Following a coronavirus outbreak on Roald Amundsen, the cruise line suspended all expedition sailings until further notice.
 

Paul Gauguin Cruises

On July 11, 2020, M/S Paul Gauguin restarted voyages for French Polynesia residents, and on July 29, 2020 – for international guests. However, on August 1, 2020, it was announced that the ship had one case of COVID-19. The vessel is expected to take the next sailing at the end of August.
 

Saga Cruises

Saga Cruises' Spirit of Discovery is scheduled to depart on her first sailing after the pause on December 16, 2020 from Southampton, England. Spirit of Adventure's inaugural cruise from Southampton is scheduled for November 5, 2020.
 

Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises extended the suspension of operations through December 31, 2020.
 

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages canceled Scarlet Lady's sailings through October 31, 2020.
 

Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises plans to restart operations in mid-October 2020. Wind Spirit is the company's first representative to offer voyages after the pause caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As of today, the departure dates for the ships' first cruises are the following:
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