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Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations
Nanchang Tengwang Pavilion at Nightfall (Photo: chuyuss/Shutterstock)

Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations

Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations
Nanchang Tengwang Pavilion at Nightfall (Photo: chuyuss/Shutterstock)

January 15, 2021

Cruise Critic
Staff
By Cruise Critic
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(Updated 4:44 p.m. EST) -- Cruise lines have temporarily suspended operations worldwide and altered future sailings in globally as the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) continues to spread.
In January, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, following an emergency committee meeting in Geneva. On March 11, WHO declared the outbreak a worldwide pandemic.
In additon, a number of ports throughout the world and the Caribbean are barring ships from docking.
The U.S. State Department has issued a Global Level 4 "do not travel" health advisory for travel abroad. The U.K.'s Foreign & Commonwealth Office also updated its travel guidance, advising against cruise travel, but allowing travel on river cruises.
Cruise lines have reacted by relaxing their cancellation and postponement policies, allowing concerned passengers to cancel -- in some cases -- up to 24 hours before departure.
On October 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
suspended its no sail order
on all cruise ships over 250 passengers and crew that operate in U.S. waters allowing lines to technically restart cruising in November. However, the CDC has put in place a strict set of health protocols which raise more questions than answers and has led to lines further suspending operations, with the earliest likely restart in April 2021.

Industry-Wide Travel Restrictions

On March 13, Cruise Lines International Association, the industry's largest trade association, announced all its member cruise lines would voluntarily suspend cruise ship operations from for 30 days. This was later extended until July 24, 2020. On June 19th, CLIA extended the suspension through September 15th for ships departing U.S. ports and released the following statement:
"Due to the ongoing situation within the U.S. related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations. The current No Sail Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expire on 24 July, and although we had hoped that cruise activity could resume as soon as possible after that date, it is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States.
"Although we are confident that future cruises will be healthy and safe, and will fully reflect the latest protective measures, we also feel that it is appropriate to err on the side of caution to help ensure the best interests of our passengers and crewmembers. We have therefore decided to further extend our suspension of operations from U.S. ports until 15 September. The additional time will also allow us to consult with the CDC on measures that will be appropriate for the eventual resumption of cruise operations."
"This voluntary suspension applies to all CLIA members to which the No Sail Order applied (vessels with capacity to carry 250 persons or more). CLIA member cruise lines will continually evaluate the evolving situation and make a determination as to whether a further extension is necessary."
This voluntary suspension was further extended until October 31. Technically, cruise lines can now resume operations from U.S. ports, but most have indicated a restart date of April 1.
Read the latest developments on how cruise lines are responding to the Coronavirus:
A-ROSA | Adventure Canada | AIDA | Amadeus | AmaWaterways | American Cruise Line |American Queen |APT | Aurora Expeditions | Australis | Azamara | Bahamas Paradise | Blue Lagoon Cruises | Carnival | Celebrity | Costa | CroisiEurope | Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Crystal | Cunard | Disney Cruise Line |Dream Cruises | Emerald Waterways | Evergreen Cruises | Fred. Olsen | Grand Circle | G Adventures | Gate 1 Travel | Hapag-Lloyd | Hebridean Island Cruises |Holland America Line | Hurtigruten | Lindblad | The Majestic Line Marella Cruises | Metropolitan Touring | MSC Cruises | Norwegian Cruise Line | Oceania | Paul Gauguin | Pearl Seas | Ponant | Poseidon Expeditions |P&O Cruises UK | P&O Cruises Australia | Princess | Pullmantur | Quark | Regent | Riviera Travel | Royal Caribbean | Saga Cruises | Scenic | Sea Cloud | Seabourn | SeaDream | Silversea | Star Clippers | Star Cruises | Tauck | Teeming | Travelmarvel | Tui River Cruises | UnCruise | Uniworld | Vantage | Variety | Victoria Cruise Lines | Victory Cruise Lines |Viking | Virgin Voyages | Windstar | Zegrahm

A-ROSA River Cruises

Itinerary Changes
A-ROSA has suspended cruise operations on the Danube and Rhine through January 31, 2021.

Adventure Canada

Travel Restrictions
You can find complete details of Adventure Canada' travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Adventure Canada has canceled all scheduled 2020 voyages on Ocean Endeavour. It will resume operations on June 3, 2021.

AIDA

Itinerary Changes
AIDA has cancelled all sailings until March 6, 2021, including voyages to the Canary Islands and sailings from Dubai.

Amadeus River Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Amadeus resumed operations in Europe on July 27, on its new vessel Amadeus Imperial. The line, which caters to international travelers, is sailing six ships.

AmaWaterways

Itinerary Changes
AmaWaterways The company plans to resume voyages in March 2021 for European cruises and April for the Mekong.

American Cruise Line

Itinerary Changes
American Cruise Line plans to begin their 2021 season in March.

American Queen Steamboat Company

Itinerary Changes
American Queen has cancelled all departures through February 27, 2021.

Aqua Expeditions

Itinerary Changes
Aqua Expeditions has canceled most of its international and river cruises. Aqua Blu will resume Indonesia domestic cruises in August 2020 and take international passengers beginning September 12.

APT

Travel Restrictions
You can find complete details of APT's travel restrictions and cancellations
here
.
Itinerary Changes
APT has canceled all cruises through February 28, 2021.

Aurora Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
You can find complete details of Aurora Expeditions' travel restrictions and cancellations
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Greg Mortimer's 'Patagonia and Chilean Fjords' and 'Costa Rica and the Panama Canal' voyages, scheduled for April 2 and April 25, 2020, respectively, have been postponed to 2021.
All 2020 Arctic cruises have been canceled through to October. The line is proactively moving passengers to the 2021-2022 Antarctic season.

Australis

Itinerary Changes
Australis has been forced to cancel its entire 2020-2021 season. Cruises will resume in September 2021.

Avalon Waterways

Itinerary Changes
Avalon Waterways has suspended all river cruises through March 15, 2021.
You can find a link to a list of modified itineraries and travel restrictions
here
.

Azamara

Travel Restrictions
Azamara is following all of CLIA's regulations; you can find the latest travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Azamara has canceled all sailings until May 2021. Azamara Quest returns to service may 1, 2021; Azamara Journey May 1, 2021; Azamara Pursuit May 9, 2021.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
You can find the latest on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Bahamas Paradise does not have a restart date for Grand Classica. Grand Celebration has been sold for scrap as of November 2020.

Blount Small Ship Adventures

Itinerary Changes
Blount Small Ship Adventures ceased operations in late August 2020. All future sailings have been cancelled.

Blue Lagoon Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find the latest updates
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All cruises scheduled to depart through February 28, 2021 are cancelled.

Captain Cook Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find the latest updates
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Captain Cook Cruises will restart cruises on December 19, 2020. Murray Princess resumed sailings on the Murray River on July 31.

Carnival Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
Carnival Cruise Line is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specifics
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All Carnival cruises in North America are suspended through March 31, 2021. Voyages over 7 days in duration from U.S. homeports are temporarily unavailable for booking due to CDC requirements. Additional vessel cancellations are below:
Carnival Freedom from Galveston - sailings through April 10
Carnival Freedom voyages are ancelled through April 10, 2021, including the repositioning cruise from Galveston to Seattle and a 17-day Carnival Journeys cruise which are not allowed under current CDC guidelines.
Carnival Miracle from San Diego and San Francisco - sailings through September 16, 2021
Carnival Miracle cruises from San Diego and San Francisco are cancelled through September 16, 2021 due to CDC regulations.
Carnival Liberty - September 17 to October 18, 2021
Voyages aboard Carnival Liberty from September 17-October 18, 2021 are cancelled to accomodate drydock work.
Carnival Sunshine - October 11 to November 13, 2021
Voyages aboard Carnival Sunshine from October 11-November 13, 2021 are cancelled to accomodate drydock work.
Carnival Magic, Paradise, Valor and Radiance
Four ships that were scheduled for drydocks in the first half of 2021 – Magic, Paradise, Valor and Victory/Radiance – won't return to service until the work is done, the line also said. They are not being listed as returning in 2021.
Carnival Mardi Gras
The launch date for Mardi Gras has now been pushed back to April 24, 2021. On July 7, Carnival announced several fleet changes to make up for the absent vessels.
Australia Sailings: Carnival Spirit & Carnival Splendor
In December, Carnival announced sailings aboard Carnival Splendor were cancelled through April 19, 2021. Carnival Spirit will be operationally paused through its May 16, 2021 departure, and its 15-day cruise from Singapore to Brisbane on June 12, 2021 is now cancelled (Jan 6). Both vessels are primarily based in Australia.

Celebrity Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Celebrity Cruises is following all regulations set forth by CLIA. You can find specifics
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Celebrity Cruises has canceled all sailings through April 30, 2021, including the May 1 transatlantic cruise on Celebrity Apex. All cruises in Asia, Australia and New Zealand are now cancelled for the entire 2020-2021 cruise season, while South America sailings are also cancelled for the entire season, through April 7, 2021. All May through October 2021 Europe and transatlantic cruises on Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Constellation will also be suspended.

Celestyal Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about Celestyal Cruises ' travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All cruise operations are suspended until April 24, 2021.

Coral Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
You can find Coral Expeditions' most recent travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Coral Expeditions resumed operations in Australia on October 13, 2020 aboard Coral Discoverer. Coral Adventurer will resume operations in January 2021.

Costa Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Costa is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specific travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
On January 5, Costa Cruises paused its cruise operations from Italy through January 31, 2021. The company will have voyages operated aboard Costa Deliziosa instead of Costa Smeralda when cruising is expected to resume on February 1.

CroisiEurope

Itinerary Changes
Ocean cruises are due to resume in early March; river cruises in late March 2021.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages was placed into administration on July 20, 2020. All future cruises are cancelled.

Crystal Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Crystal Cruises is following all CLIA regulations for its ocean and yacht cruises, and is offering reduced deposits on all 2021, 2022 and 2023 voyages. You can find specific information
here
Itinerary changes
  • Crystal Esprit is now cancelled through April 2021.
  • Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity are cancelled through April 2021.
  • Crystal's river cruise journeys are also cancelled through April 2021.

Cunard Line

Travel Restrictions
Cunard Line is following all CLIA regulations; you can find specific information
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Cunard has suspended operations through June 4, 2021 for Queen Elizabeth; May 28, 2021 for Queen Mary 2 and May 16, 2021 for Queen Victoria.

Disney Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel restrictions and other coronavirus-related announcements from Disney Cruise Line
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All Disney Cruise Line sailings are cancelled through the end of March, 2021.

Dream Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel restrictions and other coronavirus-related announcements from Dream Cruises
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Dream Cruises resumed sailing on Explorer Dream, in Taiwan, on July 26. There will be no Australia season between October 2020 and February 2021.

Emerald Waterways / Evergreen Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Emerald Waterways/Evergreen is following all CLIA regulations. You can find a FAQ about coronavirus and Emerald's policies
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All Emerald Waterways/Evergreen itineraries are suspended through March 31, 2021.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Travel Restrictions
You can find a series of questions and answers about coronavirus and how Fred. Olsen is responding
here
.
Itinerary Changes
  • Balmoral: suspended until June 9, 2021
  • Bolette: suspended until May 29, 2021
  • Braemar: suspended until Spring 2022
  • Borealis: suspended until May 22, 2021
Additionally, on December 7, Fred. Olsen confirmed it would cancel its entire 2021 river cruise season aboard Brabant in order to focus on its oceangoing operations.

G Adventures

Travel Restrictions
You can find a series of questions and answers about coronavirus and how G Adventures is responding
here
.
Itinerary Changes
G Adventures has suspended all cruises through February 28, 2021, including the 2020-2021 Antarctic season aboard Expedition.

Gate 1 Travel

Itinerary Changes
All departures through April 30, 2021 have been canceled.

Grand Circle Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
You can find Grand Circle's most recent travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Grand Cirlce has cancelled all trips through December 31, 2020. Further updates have not been made available at this time.
Asia
Grand Circle has canceled all departures, optional trip extensions and stopovers in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Mongolia in 2020 and 2021.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has a full list of COVID-19 restrictions and information
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has cancelled its voyages from Germany until December 1.

Hebridean Island Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find Hebridean's most recent travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Hebridean has cancelled all trips for the remainder of 2020, including its river ship, Royal Crown. It intends to operate its full 2021 schedule beginning in March.

Heritage Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
Boarding will be denied to all persons who have within 14 days before embarkation traveled from, visited or transited via airports in Iran, South Korea and China, including Hong Kong and Macau, and any municipality in Italy subject to lockdown (quarantine) measures by the Italian Government, as designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Preboarding screening will be conducted for all persons who have within 14 days before embarkation traveled from, visited or transited via airports in any destinations listed on the U.S. CDC "Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel" page. Illness screening includes symptom history checks for fever, cough and difficulty breathing in the 14 days before embarkation and taking of temperature.
Boarding will be denied to all persons who have within 14 days before embarkation had close contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having Coronavirus, or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to COVID-19.
Preboarding screening will be conducted to effectuate these prevention measures. Enhanced screening and initial medical support are to be provided, as needed, to any persons exhibiting symptoms of suspected COVID-19.
Itinerary Changes
Select Mekong River voyages will be altered due to the closures of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam.

Holland America Line

Travel Restrictions
Holland America Line is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specifics
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Holland America announced it is pausing the global operations of its fleet through April 30, 2021. In keeping with U.S. CDC requirements, all voyages of eight nights or longer calling on a U.S. port of call are cancelled through November 1, 2021.
Several other itinerary changes for 2021 are noted below:
2021 Alaska Cruise Changes
On January 6, Holland America announced it would cancel all Alaska voyages scheduled until "mid-May" including any associated overland cruisetours on affected sailings. Affected ships are Eurodam and Oosterdam through the first week of June (roundtrip from Seattle); Koningsdam through mid-May (roundtrip from Vancouver); Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam through mid-May (roundtrip Vancouver and between Vancouver and Whittier, Alaska); and Zuiderdam though early June (roundtrip from Vancouver).
2021 Canada & New England aboard Zaandam
Voyages to Canada & New England aboard Zaandam between Boston and Montreal are now cancelled through August 2021.
2021 Mediterranean
Cancelled cruises are: sailings aboard Volendam through early June (between Venice and Civitavecchia Rome, Italy); Westerdam though early June (roundtrip from Venice or between Venice and Piraeus Athens, Greece).
On July 15, 2020 Holland America announced that Maasdam, Veendam, Rotterdam and Amsterdam would leave the fleet this year. Most cruises aboard these ships have been cancelled. The 2021 Grand Voyage has been cancelled and moved to 2022, where it will operate aboard Zaandam. Rotterdam's Grand Africa Voyage in October 2021 will now take place aboard Zaandam on the same dates.
The
Holland America Line website
has the latest information.

Hurtigruten

Travel Restrictions
Hurtigruten is following guidelines and recommendations from the World Health Association, the CDC; Norway’s Institute of Public Health (FHI), the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators and CLIA. You can find specific travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Hurtigruten restarted a limited Norwegian coastal voyage service on June 16 with four ships and had restarted Arctic cruises from June 26.
On August 3, the line cancelled all expedition voyages until January 2021 following a COVID-19 outbreak aboard Roald Amundsen.
Norwegian Coastal sailings will expand to five vessels in January 2021 to serve local and freight traffic for residents of Norway.
Voyages to Antarctica are cancelled for the entire season through March 2021. Select expedition itineraries aboard MS Fram, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Roald Amundsen are cancelled through May 2021. Expedition sailings aboard MS Trollfjord are cancelled entirely.

Lindblad

Travel Restrictions
Lindblad has implemented the following protocols for protecting against coronavirus:
Passengers who have traveled from, visited or transited via airports in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days before embarkation will not be able to travel on their scheduled voyages.
The line is asking passengers health questions related to the diagnosis of or potential exposure to coronavirus, and additional screening is taking place at the time of embarkation, with a representative of the cruise line's medical staff overseeing the process.
Itinerary Changes
Lindblad sailings are currently suspended through December 31, 2020. The company's 2020-2021 Antarctic voyages have been postponed until 2021-2022.

The Majestic Line

Travel Restrictions
The Majestic Line successfully restarted cruising in the UK. However, on October 9, the line announced the cancellation of all remaining 2020 cruises due to the restriction of alcohol service by the Scottish government.
The line will resume sailing in 2021.
Itinerary Changes
There are no itinerary changes to report at this time.

Maple Leaf Adventures

Itinerary Changes
Maple Leaf Adventures has cancelled all 2020 cruise itineraries. The company hopes to restart its 2021 cruises around British Columbia.

Marella Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about Marella Cruises' coronavirus-related travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Marella Cruises has canceled all European sailings until until March 31 and all long-haul sailings until April 30, 2021.
Itineraries impacted include the following:
· Explorer sailings from Tenerife and Las Palmas from 3rd February up to and including 31st March
· Explorer 2 sailings from Barbados from 3rd February up to and including 30th April
· Discovery sailings from Málaga on 3rd February and from Montego Bay, Jamaica up to and including 30th April
· Discovery 2 sailings from Paphos from 23rd March up to and including 31st March

Metropolitan Touring

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about Metropolitan Touring's coronavirus-related travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Metropolitan Touring resumed limited service in the Galapagos Islands on August 2, 2020.

MSC Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find MSC's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
You can find a full list of canceled or modified itineraries
here
.
MSC has suspended cruise operations through March 31, 2021 for its Caribbean voyages from North America aboard MSC Armonia, MSC Divina, MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside. The line restarted limited cruises aboard MSC Grandiosa on August 16, 2020 from Genoa but has been forced to suspend operations due to lockdowns in Italy until January 6. It will restart cruises on MSC Grandiosa on January 24, 2021. Cruises resume in Japan in April 2021.
Sailings in Greece aboard MSC Magnifica are now paused until February 14, 2021.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
A list of Norwegian's travel restrictions can be found
here
.
On August 26, Norwegian announced that passengers booked on 2020 sailings could cancel without penalty up to 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers booked on voyages from January 1 to October 31, 2021, can cancel up to 15 days in advance. Final payment for sailings through March 31, 2021 is now extended to 60 days prior to sailing, from the standard 120 days.
Itinerary Changes
Norwegian Cruise Line has suspended operations through March 2021, with a planned restart date of April 1.

NYK Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Japan's NYK Cruises plans to resume short sailings beginning in November 2020.

Oceania Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find a full list of Oceania's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Oceania has canceled all cruises through March 31, 2021.

Pandaw Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Pandaw has canceled all cruises until July 2020.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about travel restrictions for Paul Gauguin cruises
here
.
Itinerary Changes
As of November, Paul Gauguin has suspended sailings until March 6, 2021.

P&O Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find a full list of P&O Cruises' coronavirus-related travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
P&O Cruises has cancelled all cruises until April 2021.

P&O Cruises Australia

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel notices and advisories from P&O Cruises
here
.
Itinerary Changes
P&O Cruises Australia is extending its suspension of operations in Australia and New Zealand until April 29, 2021
  • Pacific Explorer: all departures up to and including April 25, 2021
  • Pacific Adventure: all departures up to and including April 29, 2021
  • Pacific Encounter: scheduled to debut May 7, 2021
  • Pacific Aria: Vessel has been sold and withdrawn from service.
  • Pacific Dawn: voyages are now cancelled, as the vessel
    will leave
    the P&O fleet immediately.

Pearl Seas Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Pearl Seas has canceled all cruises through December 31, 2020. The line will resume sailings in 2021.

Ponant

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel notices and advisories from Ponant
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Ponant restarted operations with cruises in France in July, and ran a successful season before shutting down in mid-November throrugh the end of December 2020. The full list of currently canceled cruises can be viewed on the line's website.

Poseidon Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel notices and advisories from Poseidon Expeditions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All 2020 Arctic sailings have been postponed until 2021. The upcoming 2020 Antarctic season was formally cancelled on September 22.

Princess Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find all of Princess Cruises' coronavirus-related notices and advisories
here
.
Itinerary Changes
On January 6, Princess Cruises canceled sailings through May 14, 2021, affecting sailings in the Caribbean, the California Coast, along with early season Alaska and Europe cruises. Voyages longer than eight days calling on a U.S. port have been cancelled until November 1, 2021 per the CDC's latest regulations on cruise.
Cruises to Japan are canceled through June 25, 2021.
Cruises in and out of Australia and New Zealand are canceled through May, 2021.
Additionally, Princess has cancelled its 2021 world cruise voyages aboard Island Princess and Pacific Princess, including all related sub-segments. The world cruise aboard Sea Princess that is scheduled to depart in late-May, early-June is still going ahead at this time.
On September 21, 2020 Princess Cruises announced the sale of Sun Princess and Sea Princess. Both vessels will leave the fleet immediately, and all future sailings aboard both ships have been cancelled.
The
Princess website
has the latest information.

Pullmantur Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of Pullmantur Cruises' travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
On June 22, Pullmantur filed for creditor protection in Spain. All future voyages are cancelled, and all vessels have been sold for scrap.

Quark Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of Quark Expeditions' travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Quark Expeditions has suspended all expeditions until May 1, 2021.

Regent Seven Seas

Travel Restrictions
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is following all of the CLIA regulations; you can find more specific information
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Regent has suspended its global cruise operations through March 31, 2020.

Riviera Travel

Travel RestrictionsFind out the latest on Riviera Travel by visiting
its website
.
Itinerary Changes
Riviera Travel has canceled all cruises until March 26, 2021.

Royal Caribbean

Travel Restrictions
You can find a full list of Royal Caribbean's health protocols
here
. The line is following all CLIA regulations.
Itinerary Changes
Royal Caribbean has canceled all sailings through April 30, 2021, excluding sailings from Singapore on Quantum of the Seas, and Spectrum of the Seas from China.
Voyages to Australia and New Zealand are suspended until May 1, 2021.

Saga Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Saga Cruises has cancelled all cruises until May 3 aboard the new Spirit of Adventure; and until April aboard Spirit of Discovery.

Scenic

Travel Restrictions
Scenic has now introduced a new Deposit Protection Plan, which allows passengers to change their travel dates or itinerary up to 90 days before departure. You can find specific information about Scenic's policies here.
Itinerary Changes
The Scenic Group has suspended all river and ocean cruises through March 31, 2021.

Sea Cloud Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Sea Cloud Cruises has suspended all operations until March 17, 2021, when the fleet will resume on a staggered basis:
  • Sea Cloud 2: March 17, 2021
  • Sea Cloud: April 21, 2021
  • Sea Cloud Spirit: April 21, 2021

Seabourn

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about Seabourn's travel restrictions
here
. (Scroll down to the Health Travel Advisory.)
Itinerary Changes
Seabourn suspended global operations into 2021 for all vessels:
  • Seabourn Encore: canceled through May 28, 2021
  • Seabourn Ovation: canceled through April 18, 2021
  • Seabourn Quest: canceled through November 6, 2021 for voyages longer than seven days and calling on a U.S. port.
  • Seabourn Sojourn: canceled through May 24, 2021, including the elimination of the 2021 World Cruise.
  • Seabourn Odyssey: canceled through November 5, 2021 (seven-day Alaska/British Columbia and the Pacific Coast sailings have not been cancelled; other Alaska sailings have been modified to be just seven days in duration. The season will now start May 28, 2021).
In addition, the line announced a further delay of its new purpose-built expedition vessel, Seabourn Venture, until December 2021.

SeaDream Yacht Club

Travel Restrictions
You can find a full list of SeaDream's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
SeaDream breifly restarted cruising in Barbados in November but was forced to pause until the end of the year following a coronavirus outbreak onboard. The line will restart in May 2021 in Europe.

Silversea

Travel Restrictions
Silversea is following all CLIA regulations. You can find a list of specific travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Silversea has suspended sailings of its fleet until the following dates: Silver Cloud: May 5, 2021. Silver Wind: June 14, 2021. Silver Shadow: April 28, 2021. Silver Spirit: April 20, 2021. Silver Muse: May 20, 2021. Silver Whisper: June 20, 2021. Silver Explorer: June 24, 2021. Silver Moon: April 1, 2021. Silver Dawn: November 9, 2021. Silver Origin: April 3, 2021.

Star Clippers

Itinerary Changes
Star Clippers is suspending all cruise operations until April 2021. Departures aboard Royal Clipper are cancelled until April 19, 2021; Star Clipper until April 3, 2021; and Star Flyer until April 16, 2021.

Star Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Star Cruises has suspended the boarding of passengers living in Wuhan and Hubei Province as well as their close contacts. Passengers who do not wish to travel due to the coronavirus outbreak are offered an unconditional refund.
Itinerary Changes
Asia-based Star Cruises has suspended the operation of SuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Aquarius. All cruises have been canceled until further notice. Booked passengers have the option to change their cruise date or cancel with a full refund.

Tauck

Itinerary Changes
Tauck is suspending all cruise and tour operations through February 28, 2021.

Teeming River Cruises

Itinerary Changes
You can find a complete list of Teeming's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Teeming has suspended its river cruise operations, with most departures now moving to dates in 2021.

Titan

Itinerary Changes
Titan is suspending all cruise and tour operations through January 31, 2021.

Travelmarvel

Itinerary Changes
You can find a complete list of Travelmarvel's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All cruises and tours are suspended. No further updates have been given.

TUI

Itinerary Changes
After a successful restart in Germany, TUI will commence inter-island cruises in the Canary Islands aboard Mein Schiff 2 from October 30.

Tui River Cruises

Tui River Cruises is a new river line by Tui that was originally due to debut in March 2020 in Amsterdam.
Itinerary Changes
The line announced on November 2 that services will restart on its three new ships in March 2021.

UnCruise Adventures

UnCruise restarted sailings in Alaska on August 1, but a COVID-19 positive test on the first sailing led the line to cancel its 2020 Alaska season. Operations will resume in 2021.

Uniworld

Itinerary Changes
You can find a complete list of Uniworld's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Uniworld has suspended all river cruises until January 2021. Further updates are not available at this time.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel

Itinerary Changes
Vantage has extended its operational pause on all sailings through May 1, 2021.

Variety Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Variety resumed operations in Greece as of July 24, 2020. Voyages to the Seychelles will begin on September 12, 2020, with the rest of the fleet resuming service later in 2020 and into 2021.

Victoria Cruise Lines

Itinerary Changes
Victoria Cruises, which operates three-, four- and seven-night itineraries on the Yangtze River, canceled six sailings through February 16. (The Yangtze season is typically late March to October. These were off-season winter sailings.)

Victory Cruise Lines

Itinerary Changes
Victory Cruise Lines has cancelled all sailings for the remainder of 2020 and will resume in 2021. The line will also offer cruisetour packages departing roundtrip Cancun, Mexico in November and December 2021.

Viking Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information regarding travel restrictions for both Viking River and Viking Ocean
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Viking has canceled all river and ocean cruises through March 31, 2021. For passengers booked on one of the canceled sailings, Viking is offering Future Cruise Credit of 125 percent of the fare paid or a refund equal to the amount paid. Passengers have 24 months to use their FCC. If passengers opting for FCC are then unable to use their voucher, Viking will automatically send a refund equal to the original amount paid.

Virgin Voyages

Travel Restrictions
Virgin Voyages is following all CLIA regulations. You can find more specific information
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Virgin Voyages has postponed the inaugural season of the line's debut ship, Scarlet Lady, until May 9, 2021 and for its second ship, Valiant Lady until November 14, 2021.
Those booked on a cruise that has been canceled can opt for the following:
  • 200 percent in Future Voyage Credit which can be applied to another sailing, rather than a refund. This is double the value of a Sailor’s existing booking.
  • 100 percent refund, plus 25 percent Future Voyage Credit on the value paid to use for a future booking.
Bookings made prior to December 10, 2021 for sailings in 2021 and 2022 will be eligible for cancellation up to 48 hours in advance, with a full credit given.

Windstar

Travel Restrictions
On December 14, Windstar extended its pause in operations into 2021. It also announced the cancellationof the 2021 Alaska season, the cancellation of all 2021 itineraries with a U.S. port of call, and the cancellation of all Mexico port calls. Star Breeze will now spend its summer sailing the Caribbean.
In addition, new resumption dates have been announced for the fleet:
  • Wind Spirit – May 6, 2021
  • Star Breeze – May 15, 2021
  • Star Legend – May 1, 2021
  • Wind Star – May 22, 2021
  • Wind Surf – May 9, 2021
  • Star Pride – July 14, 2021
Itinerary Changes
Those booked on a canceled cruise will receive the following:
  • For those guests with canceled cruises due to this extension, Windstar is offering a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) valued at 125 percent of all monies paid to Windstar Cruises on the booking. Guests will have 24 months to book and sail with their FCC. Guests may also request to exchange the FCC for a refund of 100% of monies paid to Windstar Cruises on the canceled booking.

Zegrahm Expeditions

Itinerary Changes
Zegrahm Expeditions has suspended its sailings until further notice.
Cruise Critic will update this story with developments as they are announced.
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