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UPDATE 7/9/2020. Cruise Companies Are on a Temporary Break

13 minutes read • March 27th, 2020
Dear friends. We are going through a trying time today – and this has affected everyone. Countries in all corners of the world are under quarantine. Cruise companies are on a temporary break. We are sure that all cruise lovers are following the news very closely. We just want to collect the main facts in this article.
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

On March 24, 2020, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced its decision to extend the suspension of cruises of its fleet.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. cruise companies are expected to return to service on May 12, 2020 (on July 1, 2020 for Alaska, Canada, and New England cruises).

UPDATE 4/6/2020
Pullmantur suspended cruise operations until May 29, 2020.

UPDATE 4/21/2020​
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. extended the suspension of cruises of its fleet through June 11, 2020.

UPDATE 5/12/2020
Pullmantur
 extended its pause in operations until July 3, 2020.

UPDATE 5/25/2020
Royal Caribbean International
extended the suspension of most sailings through July 31, 2020​. Cruises from China are suspended through the end of June.​

UPDATE 6/10/2020
Celebrity Cruises
suspended operations through July 31, 2020. Celebrity's 2020 sailings to Canada and Alaska, as well as Canada & New England, Hawaii, and several repositioning voyages, are canceled.
Azamara Cruises canceled all sailings through July 31, 2020.
Silversea Cruises' ships are expected to set sail on the following dates:
  • Silver Cloud - October 28, 2020
  • Silver Wind - November 11, 2020
  • Silver Shadow - July 26, 2020
  • Silver Spirit - August 20, 2020
  • Silver Muse - September 10, 2020
  • Silver Whisper - July 18, 2020
  • Silver Explorer - October 20, 2020
  • Silver Moon - October 2, 2020
  • Silver Origin - August 22, 2020
UPDATE 6/16/2020
Pullmantur
 extended the suspension of its operations until November 15, 2020.

UPDATE 6/24/2020
Royal Caribbean Group
 extended the suspension of most cruises through September 15, 2020. Cruises from China are suspended through the end of July. Cruises to Bermuda are suspended through October 31, 2020.
 

Carnival Corporation & plc

On March 16, 2020, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard North America, Holland America Line, and Seabourn announced its decision to suspend cruise operations for a month. The decision on a further pause in operations is expected by March 30, 2020.
Princess Cruises stopped all sailings between March 12 and May 10, 2020.
P&O Cruises suspended sailings until April 11, 2020.
P&O Cruises Australia announced its decision to stop sailings in Australia until May 15, 2020. Pacific Aria’s New Zealand sailings A025, A026, A027, A028, A029, A030, A031, A032, A033, A034, and A035 are canceled. State of Origin and Taste of Tasmania sailings are also canceled.
Costa Cruises stopped operations until the end of April.
AIDA Cruises announced it would suspend operations until early April.

UPDATE 3/31/2020
Carnival Cruise Lin
e extended its pause of North American operations to May 11, 2020. The company's Australia cruises are paused until June 15, 2020.
Cunard extended operations until May 15, 2020.
Holland America Line paused its global cruise operations until May 14, 2020.
Seabourn stopped global sailings through May 14, 2020.
P&O Cruises canceled sailings up to and including May 15, 2020​.
P&O Cruises Australia​ stopped cruises until June 15, 2020​.
Princess Cruises extended its pause in Australia cruises until June 15, 2020​.​

UPDATE 4/6/2020​
Carnival Cruise Line canceled Alaska cruises through and including June 30, 2020​. San Francisco sailings are paused through 2020. Carnival Radiance won't operate cruises through and including November 1, 2020​. Carnival Legend's voyages are canceled through and including October 30, 2020.​

UPDATE 4/13/2020​​
Costa Cruises 
extended the suspension of operations until May 31, 2020.
AIDA Cruises extended its pause in operations up to and including May 31, 2020​.

UPDATE 4/21/2020​​
Carnival Cruise Line extended its pause in North American operations​ through June 21, 2020. Carnival Sunrise cruises are canceled through and including October 19, 2020​.
Princess Cruises extended its pause in global cruises through June 30, 2020. All Princess Alaska Gulf cruises and cruisetours​ are canceled. Five Princess wilderness lodges, trains, and buses in Alaska won't open this summer​.
Holland America Line paused its operations through June 30, 2020. All 2020 Alaska cruises on Maasdam, Volendam, Oosterdam, Noordam and Westerdam​ are canceled. All 2020 Land+Sea Journeys are canceled. ​
Seabourn extended the suspension of global operations through June 30, 2020.

UPDATE 4/27/2020​​​
Cunard
extended the suspension of operations up to and including July 31, 2020. ​
P&O Cruises extended its pause in operations until July 31, 2020. 

UPDATE 5/12/2020
Carnival Cruise Line
extended the suspension of operations for most of its fleet until August 31, 2020.
Holland America Line canceled all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England sailings in 2020​. 79-day Grand Africa voyage​ on Amsterdam that was scheduled to depart on October 3, 2020 is canceled.
P&O Cruises Australia paused sailings in Australia and New Zealand until August 31, 2020.
Costa canceled all sailings until June 30, 2020​.
Princess Cruises canceled select sailings through the end of the 2020 summer season​:
  • Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess: all remaining Alaska cruises;
  • Enchanted Princess, Regal Princess, Sky Princess, Crown Princess and Island Princess​: all remaining Europe and Transatlantic cruises​;
  • Caribbean Princess and Sky Princess: Summer Caribbean cruises and all Canada & New England cruises;
  • Diamond Princess: Summer to Fall cruises departing from Japan;
  • Sapphire Princess and Sea Princess: Australia-based cruises through August;
  • Majestic Princess: July cruises from Taiwan;
  • Pacific Princess: Fall cruises sailing to Hawaii and French Polynesia through November.
Seabourn extended the suspension of operations on:
  • Seabourn Odyssey​: through November 20, 2020;
  • Seabourn Sojourn: through October 13, 2020;
  • Seabourn Quest: through November 6, 2020;
  • Seabourn Encore: through October 19, 2020;
  • Seabourn Ovation: through November 6, 2020.
AIDA Cruises canceled all sailings through June 30, 2020.

UPDATE 6/4/2020
Princess Cruises
 canceled select sailings:
  • Sea Princess, Majestic Princess, Sun Princess and Sapphire Princess: all cruises sailing in and out of Australia through mid-September 2020;
  • Coral Princess, Emerald Princess, Grand Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess and Star Princess: all cruises in and out of Vancouver and Seattle in September and October 2020;
  • Star Princess: Pacific and California Coast 7-day roundtrip cruises from San Francisco departing in September and October 2020;
  • Majestic Princess: all roundtrip cruises from Keelung, Taiwan, departing August 2020.
P&O Cruises extended its pause in operations through and including October 15, 2020.
Costa Cruises extended the suspension of operations through the end of July 2020​.
AIDA Cruises canceled all sailings through July 31, 2020.

UPDATE 6/10/2020
Cunard
extended its pause in operations. All sailings on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria are canceled through and including November 1, 2020. All sailings on Queen Elizabeth are canceled through and including November 23, 2020.

UPDATE 6/16/2020
Holland America Line
extended its pause in operations and canceled additional sailings from Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 2020, as well as select Hawaii cruises for early 2021.

UPDATE 6/24/2020
Carnival Cruise Line
extended pause in its operations in North America through September 30, 2020.

UPDATE 7/9/2020
Costa Cruises
canceled all sailings until mid-August 2020 and all the 2020 summer season sailings in Northern Europe.
AIDA Cruises intends to restart operations of AIDAperla, AIDAmar, and AIDAblu in August. 
 

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises canceled all sailings between March 13 through April 11, 2020.

UPDATE 3/31/2020​
Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises extended the suspension of operations through May 10, 2020.

UPDATE 4/21/2020​​​​
Norwegian Cruise Line canceled all embarkations through May 14, 2020. Norwegian Sun's 2020 Alaska summer program is canceled. 

UPDATE 4/27/2020​​​​​
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. extended the suspension of operations of its fleet through June 30, 2020​.

UPDATE 5/25/2020
Norwegian Cruise Line
suspended all cruises embarking through July 31, 2020.

UPDATE 6/24/2020
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
 extended the suspension of operations of its fleet through September 30, 2020​.
 

TUI Group

TUI Cruises suspended all cruise operations until April 30, 2020.
Marella Cruises suspended all sailings between March 17 to April 16, 2020 (to April 17 for Marella Discovery and April 30 for Marella Celebration).
Hapag-Lloyd suspended operations until April 28, 2020.

UPDATE 4/13/2020​​​
TUI Cruises extended the suspension of cruise operations through May 11, 2020.
Marella Cruises' sailings are canceled on or before May 31, 2020​

UPDATE 5/4/2020​​​​
TUI Cruises
canceled sailings through mid-June 2020.
Marella Cruises extended the suspension of operations through June 30, 2020.
Hapag-Lloyd​ extended pause in operations through mid-June 2020.

UPDATE 6/4/2020
TUI Cruises
 canceled sailings through mid-July 2020.
Marella Cruises extended the suspension of operations through the end of July 2020.​
Hapag-Lloyd​ extended pause in operations through mid-July 2020.​ All sailings calling at the US ports are canceled through the end of July 2020.

UPDATE 6/24/2020
Marella Cruises
extended its pause in operations through August 27, 2020. Cruises on Marella Discovery are canceled up to October 31, 2020. Marella Explorer 2 90s v 00s Sunsets cruise on September 5, 2020 is canceled.

MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises paused cruise operations until April 30, 2020.

UPDATE 3/31/2020​​
MSC Cruises extended its pause in operations through May 29, 2020. 

UPDATE 5/4/2020​​​
MSC Cruises
extended the suspension of operations through July 10, 2020.

UPDATE 6/10/2020
MSC Cruises
canceled all sailings through the end of July 2020. All cruises on MSC Meraviglia to/from New York from September 5 to October 22, 2020 are canceled.

Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line suspended all operations beginning March 14 through April 12, 2020.

UPDATE 3/31/2020​​​
Disney Cruise Line extended the suspension of operations through April 28, 2020.

UPDATE 4/13/2020​​​​​​
Disney Cruise Line
suspended Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic departures through May 17, 2020. Disney Wonder's departures are suspended through June.​​

UPDATE 5/4/2020​​​​​​
Disney Cruise Line
​ canceled all Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy departures through June 18, 2020​. Disney Magic sailings are canceled through July 2, 2020​. Disney Wonder departures are canceled through the end of June.​

UPDATE 6/16/2020
Disney Cruise Line
extended the suspension of Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy cruises through July 27, 2020. Sailings from Europe are canceled through October 2, 2020. Sailings from Canada are canceled through September 14, 2020.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line canceled all voyages until April 8, 2020.

UPDATE 4/6/2020​​​​
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
extended its pause in operations through May 6, 2020.

UPDATE 4/27/2020​​​​​
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line​ announced its intention to start operations of Grand Celebration and Grand Classica on June 13​ and ​July 10, 2020 respectively.

UPDATE 6/4/2020
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
​ canceled sailings on Grand Celebration​ until July 25, 2020, and on Grand Classica until October 2, 2020.

Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Cruises suspended operations until May 1, 2020.

UPDATE 4/13/2020​​​​​​​
Celestyal Cruises extended the suspension of operations until June 29, 2020. 

UPDATE 6/4/2020
Celestyal Cruises
extended pause in operations through July 2020.

UPDATE 7/9/2020
Celestyal Cruises
suspended operations until the 2021 season commencing March 6, 2021. 

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
CMV took a pause until April 24, 2020.

UPDATE 4/13/2020​​​​​​
CMV ​extended pause in operation until May 24, 2020.

UPDATE 5/25/2020
CMV
extended the suspension of operations through June 30, 2020.

UPDATE 6/16/2020
CMV
canceled all cruises through August 25, 2020.

Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises canceled all cruises on Crystal Serenity until May 10, 2020 and on Crystal Symphony until May 24, 2020.

UPDATE 4/6/2020​​​​​
Crystal Cruises canceled sailings departing through and including May 31, 2020.

UPDATE 5/25/2020
Crystal Cruises
canceled all Crystal Symphony's cruises in July 2020. Crystal Serenity's sailings through August 30, 2020 are canceled. Crystal Esprit's voyages through August 2, 2020 are canceled.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines stopped all cruise operations through May 23, 2020.

UPDATE 4/27/2020​​​​​​
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
​ will extend its pause in operations beyond May 23, 2020.

Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten stopped operations on the Norwegian coast from March 18 through April 19, 2020. International expedition sailings from March 18 through April 28, 2020 are also canceled.

UPDATE 4/13/2020​​​​​
Hurtigruten extended the suspension of operations:
  • Norwegian coast cruises are stopped until May 20, 2020.
  • Expedition cruises are suspended until May 12, 2020.
  • Alaska season is postponed to July.
UPDATE 5/12/2020
Hurtigruten's
Norwegian coast cruises are stopped until June 15, 2020.
​​The cruise line plans to restart expedition cruises gradually depending on the situation and restrictions.

Paul Gauguin Cruises
Paul Gauguin Cruises canceled sailings from March 15 through the end of April 2020.

UPDATE 4/21/2020​​​​​​
Paul Gauguin Cruises​ extended the suspension of operations until May 7, 2020.

UPDATE 5/25/2020
Paul Gauguin Cruises
extended its pause in operations through the end of June 2020.

UPDATE 6/24/2020
Paul Gauguin Cruises
announced its intention to resume Tahiti and French Polynesia cruises starting July 2020. 

Saga Cruises
Saga Sapphire and Spirit of Discovery won’t operate cruises through May 2, 2020.

UPDATE 4/21/2020​​​​​​​
Saga Cruises extended the suspension of operations through June 1, 2020.

UPDATE 5/25/2020
Saga Cruises
extended the suspension of operations through July 1, 2020.

Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking Ocean Cruises suspended sailings between March 12 to April 30, 2020.

UPDATE 3/31/2020​​​​
Viking Ocean Cruises extended the suspension of sailings through June 30, 2020​.

UPDATE 6/4/2020
Viking Ocean Cruises
extended the suspension of operations through August 31, 2020.

UPDATE 7/9/2020
Viking Ocean Cruises
canceled all sailings through September 30, 2020.

Virgin Voyages
Virgin Voyages postponed Scarlet Lady’s inaugural season until July 15, 2020. The ship’s maiden voyage is scheduled for August 7, 2020.

UPDATE 5/25/2020
Virgin Voyages
canceled Scarlet Lady's sailings through October 15, 2020.

Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises paused operations through April 30, 2020.

UPDATE 4/6/2020​​​​​
Windstar Cruises extended the pause in operations until May 21, 2020.

UPDATE 4/21/2020​​​​​​​​
Windstar Cruises extended the suspension of operations through June 30, 2020. 

UPDATE 5/25/2020
Windstar Cruises
extended the suspension of operations. The cruise line plans to resume sailings in September 2020.

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We bet you have already seen photos like this one. These pictures evoke a smile and give hope, don’t they? Despite the circumstances under which they were taken.
We at CruiseBe sincerely believe that things will go back to the way they were soon. This is just a pause, a reset. Let’s try to chase away the fear, grudge, and outrage. Let’s make good use of this time.
Stay safe and healthy! Stay positive!
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