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March 10, 2021 By Cruise Critic Staff
(Updated 11:33 a.m. EST) — Cruise lines have temporarily suspended operations worldwide and altered future sailings globally as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the world.The U.S. State Department has a Global Level 4 “do not travel” health advisory for travel abroad, the U.K.’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against ocean cruise travel, but allowing travel on river cruises and Australia and New Zealand have shut their borders, with this year’s cruise season cancelled for most lines.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, 2020, 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, 2020.However, the CDC 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 May 2021.
Industry-Wide Travel Restrictions
On March 13, 2020 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 Mayl 1 or beyond.
A-ROSA River Cruises
Itinerary ChangesA-ROSA has suspended cruise operations on the Danube and Rhine through March 28, 2021.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find complete details of Adventure Canada‘ travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesAdventure Canada has canceled all scheduled 2021 voyages on Ocean Endeavour due to restrictions by Transport Canada. It will resume operations in January 2022 in Antarctica.
Itinerary ChangesAIDA has cancelled all sailings until mid-May 2021, excluding voyages aboard AIDAperla in the Canary Islands set to debut on March 20. These will run through mid-May.
Amadeus River Cruises
Itinerary ChangesAmadeus resumed operations in Europe on July 27, on its new vessel Amadeus Imperial. The line, which caters to international travelers, is sailing six ships.
Itinerary ChangesAmaWaterways has cancelled all voyages through April 30, 2021.
American Cruise Line
Itinerary ChangesAmerican Cruise Line plans to begin their 2021 season in March.
American Queen Steamboat Company
Itinerary ChangesAmerican Queen has cancelled all departures through February 27, 2021.
Itinerary ChangesAqua 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.
Itinerary ChangesAustralis has been forced to cancel its entire 2020-2021 season. Cruises will resume in September 2021.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Travel RestrictionsYou can find the latest on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line here.Itinerary ChangesBahamas Paradise does not have a restart date for Grand Classica. Grand Celebration was sold for scrap in November 2020.
Blount Small Ship Adventures
Itinerary ChangesBlount Small Ship Adventures ceased operations in late August 2020. All future sailings have been cancelled.
Blue Lagoon Cruises
Travel RestrictionsYou can find the latest updates here.Itinerary ChangesAll cruises scheduled to depart through April 30, 2021 are cancelled.
Captain Cook Cruises
Travel RestrictionsYou can find the latest updates here.Itinerary ChangesCaptain Cook Cruises will restart cruises on December 19, 2020. Murray Princess resumed sailings on the Murray River on July 31.
Carnival Cruise Line
Travel RestrictionsCarnival Cruise Line is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specifics here.Itinerary ChangesAll Carnival cruises in North America are suspended through May 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 Miracle from San Diego and San Francisco – sailings through September 16, 2021Carnival Miracle cruises from San Diego and San Francisco are suspended until further notice and sailings out of San Diego that were available for sale through April 2023 have been cancelled, with the exception of seven voyages to Hawaii, which will move to Long Beach.Carnival Liberty – September 17 to October 18, 2021Voyages aboard Carnival Liberty from September 17-October 18, 2021 are cancelled to accomodate drydock work.Carnival Sunshine – October 11 to November 13, 2021Voyages aboard Carnival Sunshine from October 11-November 13, 2021 are cancelled to accomodate drydock work.Carnival Magic, Paradise, Valor and RadianceFour ships that were scheduled for drydocks in the first half of 2021 — Magic, Paradise, Valor and Victory/Radiance – won’t return to service until November 2021.Carnival Mardi GrasThe launch date for Mardi Gras has now been pushed back to May 29, 2021.Carnival LegendCarnival has cancelled the European itineraries for Carnival Legend which were to begin this May through Oct. 31, 2021.Australia Sailings: Carnival Spirit & Carnival SplendorVoyages aboard Carnival Splendor are cancelled through June 28, 2021.Voyages aboard Carnival Spirit are cancelled through September 12, 2021.
Travel RestrictionsCelebrity Cruises is following all regulations set forth by CLIA. You can find specifics here.Itinerary ChangesCelebrity Cruises has canceled all sailings through May 31, 2021. 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.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find Coral Expeditions’ most recent travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesCoral Expeditions resumed operations in Australia on October 13, 2020 aboard Coral Discoverer. Coral Adventurer resumed operations in January 2021.
Travel RestrictionsCosta is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specific travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesCosta will restart cruises on Costa Smeralda only around Italy for Italians on March 27 with three- and four-day mini-cruises, or a seven-day cruise, calling at Savona, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina and Cagliari.From May 2, Costa Smeralda will return to sailing one-week cruises in the western Mediterranean, with visits to Italy (Savona, Civitavecchia and Palermo), France (Marseille) and Spain (Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca).A second ship, Costa Luminosa, will also be back in service, departing from Trieste from May 2, and the following day from Bari, offering one-week cruises in Greece and Croatia.All cruises originally scheduled on Costa Deliziosa and Costa Firenze between February 1 and March 12, 2021, are cancelled.
Itinerary ChangesOcean 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, and all vessels have been sold off.
Travel RestrictionsCrystal 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 hereItinerary changes
- Crystal Esprit is now cancelled through August 1, 2021
- Crystal Serenity sailings are cancelled through May 2021.
- Crystal Symphony voyages are cancelled through June 2021.
- Crystal’s river cruise journeys are cancelled through May 2021.
- Crystal Endeavor voyages are cancelled through August 2021.
Travel RestrictionsCunard Line is following all CLIA regulations; you can find specific information here.Itinerary ChangesCunard 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 RestrictionsYou can find a list of travel restrictions and other coronavirus-related announcements from Disney Cruise Linehere.Itinerary ChangesDisney Dream, Fantasy and Wonder sailings are now suspended through May 31, 2021; Disney Magic sailings are now suspended through August 10, 2021. Alaska sailings aboard Disney Wonder departing after May 31, 2021 are “under evaluation”. Voyages have been removed for sale, but reservations still active.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a list of travel restrictions and other coronavirus-related announcements from Dream Cruiseshere.Itinerary ChangesDream 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 RestrictionsEmerald Waterways/Evergreen is following all CLIA regulations. You can find a FAQ about coronavirus and Emerald’s policies here.Itinerary ChangesAll Emerald Waterways/Evergreen itineraries are suspended through May 31, 2021.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
- Balmoral: suspended until July 1, 2021
- Bolette: suspended until July 1, 2021
- Braemar: Spring, 2022
- Borealis: suspended until July 1, 2021
Additionally, on December 7, 2020, Fred. Olsen confirmed it would cancel its entire 2021 river cruise season aboard Brabant in order to focus on its oceangoing operations.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a series of questions and answers about coronavirus and how G Adventures is responding here.Itinerary ChangesG Adventures has suspended all cruises through April 30, 2021, including the 2020-2021 Antarctic season aboard Expedition.
Gate 1 Travel
Travel RestrictionsYou can find Gate 1’s most recent travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesAll departures through June 30, 2021 have been canceled.
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Travel RestrictionsYou can find Grand Circle’s most recent travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesGrand Cirlce has cancelled all trips through May 1, 2021.AsiaGrand Circle has canceled all departures, optional trip extensions and stopovers in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Mongolia in 2020 and 2021.
Travel RestrictionsHapag-Lloyd Cruises has a full list of COVID-19 restrictions and information here.Itinerary ChangesHapag-Lloyd Cruises has cancelled its voyages from Germany until December 1, 2020. It has since resumed limited operations.
Hebridean Island Cruises
Travel RestrictionsYou can find Hebridean’s most recent travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesHebridean 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 April.
Travel RestrictionsBoarding 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 ChangesSelect Mekong River voyages will be altered due to the closures of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam.
Holland America Line
Travel RestrictionsHolland America Line is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specifics here.Itinerary ChangesHolland 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 EuropeOn March 9, 2021, Holland America announced it would suspend its European operations aboard Volendam, Westerdam and Nieuw Statendam through June 30, 2021.2021 Alaska Cruise ChangesOn February 24, Holland America Line announced it would cancel all Alaska voyages departing from or to a Canadian port of call, along with all Land+Sea cruisetours. Voyages from Seattle are still technically on the books as the line works with authorities to salvage at least part of the season. Other sailings to or from Vancouver, including Pacific Coastals, are cancelled.2021 Canada & New England aboard ZaandamVoyages to Canada & New England aboard Zaandam between Boston and Montreal are now cancelled.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.
Travel RestrictionsHurtigruten 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 ChangesHurtigruten restarted a limited Norwegian coastal voyage service on June 16, 2020. Norwegian Coastal sailings expanded to five vessels in January 2021 to serve local and freight traffic for residents of Norway.Expedition voyages are cancelled through May 2021, while voyages aboard Roald Amundsen in Alaska and British Columbia are cancelled through July 2021.
Travel RestrictionsLindblad 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 ChangesLindblad sailings are currently suspended until further notice. The company’s 2020-2021 Antarctic voyages have been postponed until 2021-2022.
The Majestic Line
Travel RestrictionsThe 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 ChangesThere are no itinerary changes to report at this time.
Maple Leaf Adventures
Itinerary ChangesMaple Leaf Adventures has cancelled all 2020 cruise itineraries. The company hopes to restart its 2021 cruises around British Columbia.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find specific information about Marella Cruises‘ coronavirus-related travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesMarella has cancelled all voyages up to and including May 16, 2021 following guidance from UK authorities.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find specific information about Metropolitan Touring‘s coronavirus-related travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesMetropolitan Touring resumed limited service in the Galapagos Islands on August 2, 2020.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find MSC‘s travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesYou can find a full list of canceled or modified itineraries here.MSC has suspended cruise operations through May 31, 2021 for its Caribbean voyages from North America aboard MSC Divina, MSC Meraviglia and MSC Armonia and MSC Orchestra in South Africa until November 2021.MSC restarted limited Mediterranean cruises on MSC Grandiosa on January 24, 2021.Sailings in Greece aboard MSC Magnifica are now paused until April 29, 2021.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Travel RestrictionsA 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 April 30, 2021 is now extended to 60 days prior to sailing, from the standard 120 days.Itinerary ChangesNorwegian Cruise Line has suspended operations through May 2021, with a planned restart date of June 1.
Itinerary ChangesJapan’s NYK Cruises plans to resume short sailings beginning in November 2020.
Itinerary ChangesPandaw has canceled all cruises until July 2020.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Travel RestrictionsYou can find specific information about travel restrictions for Paul Gauguin cruises here.Itinerary ChangesPaul Gauguin has suspended sailings until June 5, 2021.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a full list of P&O Cruises‘ coronavirus-related travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesP&O Cruises has cancelled all international cruises until September, 2021. It is scheduled to restart domestic cruises in April.
P&O Cruises Australia
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a list of travel notices and advisories from P&O Cruiseshere.Itinerary ChangesP&O Cruises Australia is extending its suspension of operations in Australia and New Zealand through June 18, 2021.
Pearl Seas Cruises
Itinerary ChangesPearl Seas has canceled all cruises through December 31, 2020. The line will resume sailings in 2021.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a list of travel notices and advisories from Ponant here.Itinerary ChangesPonant 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.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a list of travel notices and advisories from Poseidon Expeditions here.Itinerary ChangesAll 2020 Arctic sailings have been postponed until 2021. The upcoming 2020 Antarctic season was formally cancelled on September 22.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find all of Princess Cruises‘ coronavirus-related notices and advisories here.Itinerary ChangesOn 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.Voyages from Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and Rome (Civitavecchia)Voyages from Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and Rome (Civitavecchia) have been cancelled through June 30, 2021. This affects sailings on Caribbean Princess, Enchanted Princess and Ruby Princess.Alaska 2021: Voyages to Alaska to or from Vancouver, along with Pacific Coastal sailings, are cancelled for the 2021 season. Sailings from Seattle are technically on the books as of February 24, 2021.Other Ports and ItinerariesCruises 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.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a list of Pullmantur Cruises‘ travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesOn June 22, Pullmantur filed for creditor protection in Spain. All future voyages are cancelled, and all vessels have been sold for scrap.
Regent Seven Seas
Travel RestrictionsRegent Seven Seas Cruises is following all of the CLIA regulations; you can find more specific information here.Itinerary ChangesRegent has suspended its global cruise operations through May 31, 2021.
Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection
Itinerary ChangesRitz Carlton has pushed back the debut of its first yacht, Ervima, until July 24, 2021.
Travel RestrictionsFind out the latest on Riviera Travel by visiting its website.Itinerary ChangesRiviera Travel has canceled all cruises until May 17, 2021.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a full list of Royal Caribbean‘s health protocols here. The line is following all CLIA regulations.Itinerary ChangesRoyal Caribbean has canceled all sailings through May 31, 2021, excluding sailings from Singapore on Quantum of the Seas, Israel on Odyssey of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas and Vision of the Seas from China.
Itinerary ChangesSaga Cruises has cancelled all cruises until July 26, 2021 aboard the new Spirit of Adventure; and until June 27, 2021 aboard Spirit of Discovery.
Travel RestrictionsScenic 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 ChangesThe Scenic Group has suspended all river and ocean cruises through May 31, 2021.
Sea Cloud Cruises
Itinerary ChangesSea Cloud Cruises has suspended all operations until May 2021 when the fleet will resume sailing on a staggered basis:
- Sea Cloud: May 7, 2021
- Sea Cloud II: June 2, 2021
- Sea Cloud Spirit: June 2, 2021
Travel RestrictionsYou can find specific information about Seabourn‘s travel restrictions here. (Scroll down to the Health Travel Advisory.)Itinerary ChangesSeabourn has suspended global operations into 2021 for all vessels:
- Seabourn Encore: canceled until July 3, 2021.
- Seabourn Ovation: canceled until July 3, 2021.
- Seabourn Quest: canceled until November 7, 2021.
- Seabourn Sojourn: canceled until July 3, 2021.
- 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.
In addition, the line announced a further delay of its new purpose-built expedition vessel, Seabourn Venture, until December 2021.
SeaDream Yacht Club
Travel RestrictionsYou can find a full list of SeaDream’s travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesSeaDream 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.
Travel RestrictionsSilversea is following all CLIA regulations. You can find a list of specific travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesSilversea has suspended sailings of its fleet until the following dates:
- Silver Cloud: June 14, 2021
- Silver Wind: November 20, 2021
- Silver Shadow: June 7, 2021
- Silver Spirit: June 10, 2021
- Silver Muse: June 3, 2021
- Silver Whisper: June 20, 2021
- Silver Explorer: May 28, 2021
- Silver Moon: June 7, 2021
- Silver Dawn: November 9, 2021
- Silver Origin: June 5, 2021
Itinerary ChangesStar Clippers is suspending all cruise operations on a staggered basis:
- Departures aboard Royal Clipper are cancelled until May 1, 2021;
- Star Flyer until May 22, 2021
- Star Clipper until September 11, 2021
Travel RestrictionsStar 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 ChangesAsia-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.
Itinerary ChangesTauck is suspending all cruise and tour operations through April 30, 2021.
Teeming River Cruises
Itinerary ChangesYou can find a complete list of Teeming‘s travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesTeeming has suspended its river cruise operations, with most departures now moving to dates in 2021.
Itinerary ChangesTitan is suspending all cruise and tour operations through January 31, 2021.
Itinerary ChangesTUI is currently operating two ships in the Canary Islands — Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2.
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 ChangesThe line announced on Feb 1 that services will restart on its three new ships in May 2021.
Itinerary ChangesUn-Cruise operations will resume in 2021 in Alaska.
Itinerary ChangesYou can find a complete list of Uniworld‘s travel restrictions here.Itinerary ChangesUniworld has suspended all river cruises until April 2021, with a tentative restart date for European cruises of early May.
Vantage Deluxe World Travel
Itinerary ChangesVantage has extended its operational pause on all sailings through June 1, 2021.
Itinerary ChangesVariety 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 ChangesVictoria 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 ChangesVictory 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.
Travel RestrictionsYou can find specific information regarding travel restrictions for both Viking River and Viking Oceanhere.Itinerary ChangesViking has canceled all river and ocean cruises through May 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.
Travel RestrictionsVirgin Voyages is following all CLIA regulations. You can find more specific information here.Itinerary ChangesVirgin Voyages has postponed the inaugural season of the line’s debut ship, Scarlet Lady, through June 30, and 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.
Travel RestrictionsOn December 14, 2020 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.On February 24, 2021, new resumption dates have been announced for the fleet:
- Wind Spirit – June 10, 2021 – Tahiti
- Star Breeze – June 19, 2021 – Caribbean
- Wind Star – June 19, 2021 – Mediterranean
- Wind Surf – June 29, 2021 – Mediterranean
- Star Legend – July 4, 2021 – Mediterranean
- Star Pride – July 14, 2021 – Northern Europe / Iceland
Itinerary ChangesThose 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.
Itinerary ChangesZegrahm Expeditions has suspended its sailings until further notice.Cruise Critic will update this story with developments as they are announced.