UPDATE 6/4/2020. Cruise Companies Are on a Temporary Break
11 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.
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.
Pullmantur extended its pause in operations until July 3, 2020.
Royal Caribbean International extended the suspension of most sailings through July 31, 2020. Cruises from China are suspended through the end of June.
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.
Carnival Cruise Line 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
MSC Cruises paused cruise operations until April 30, 2020.
UPDATE 3/31/2020 MSC Cruises extended its pause in operations through May 29, 2020.
MSC Cruises extended the suspension of operations through July 10, 2020.
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.
Disney Cruise Line suspended Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic departures through May 17, 2020. Disney Wonder's departures are suspended through June.
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 4/6/2020 Crystal Cruises canceled sailings departing through and including May 31, 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.
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!