Cruise cancellations: when do cruises restart?
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Cruise cancellations: when do cruises restart?

From river to ocean, small-ship to mega-vessels, this is our comprehensive list of cruise line suspension and restart dates

Details of temporary changes to cruise line cancellation policies are as below. This list is updated regularly; you can find all the latest cruise news here.

A-Rosa

A-Rosa River Cruises has suspended all Rhine and Danube sailings suspended up to April 18. Sailings in France and on the Douro in Portugal are suspended until further notice.

AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways has suspended sailings until May 31.

They are automatically issuing a future cruise credit equal to 115 per cent of the value of the funds received for all purchased services through AmaWaterways, redeemable on any AmaWaterways river cruise in Europe, Asia, or Africa (including Egypt) up to December 31, 2023. These FCCs are transferrable at any time prior to December 31, 2023 with the original owner’s written authorisation.

APT Touring

APT Touring has suspended all tours and cruises until April 30.

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways has suspended cruises until April 30.

All 2021 and 2022 bookings come with their Peace of Mind Travel Plan, which gives guests the ability to move their booking to another destination, brand or date until 2023.

Azamara

Azamara has cancelled all sailings until June 30.

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has suspended cruises in North America until June 30.

Carnival Miracle cruises from San Diego and San Francisco are suspended until further notice.

Voyages aboard Carnival Liberty (September 17-October 18) and Carnival Sunshine (October 11-November 13) are cancelled to accommodate drydock work.

Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Valor and Carnival Victory/Radiance won’t return to service until November.

European itineraries for Carnival Legend have been cancelled until October 31.

All Australian cruises on Carnival Splendor and Carnival Spirit have been cancelled until June 28 and September 12, respectively.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises has cancelled all cruises through to the end of June. However, it has now announced returns in the UK, Caribbean and Mediterranean.

Celebrity Silhouette to sail from Southampton from July 3.

Celebrity Millennium to Sail from St. Maarten from June 5.

Celebrity Apex will begin sailing from Athens on June 19.

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises has suspended all cruises until April 24.

CroisiEurope

CroisiEurope are due to resume ocean cruises in early March; river cruises in late March.

Crystal

Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will sail Caribbean itineraries from July through to December rather than their previously scheduled cruises, which have been cancelled.

Crystal River Cruises are cancelled through June 2021.

Crystal Esprit, Crystal’s yacht, and Crystal Endeavor has had all cruises cancelled through to August 1.

Cunard

Cunard is to offer ex-UK voyages this summer on board Queen Elizabeth. The cruises, which will be from July to October, will feature scenic itineraries, sailings with ports of call and “sun voyages” to “wherever the sun shines brightest”.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line is to offer ‘staycations’ from British ports this summer with Disney Magic sailing two and three-night voyages, as well as a limited number of four-night sailings.

The cruises will operate from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton.

Emerald Cruises 

The Scenic Group, including Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises has suspended all itineraries until May 31.

The Scenic Group is offering booked guests a flexible future travel credit (FTC) valued at 110 per cent of monies deposited on any affected river and cruise booking and 100 per cent of monies deposited on any affected land tours. Guests will be offered a FTC that can be applied to any new or existing booking across the portfolio of brands through to June 30, 2023. The FTC is fully transferrable to another guest. Should a guest be unable to travel by June 30, 2023, they will be given a refund.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a Welcome Back programme of British Isles cruises that include both scenic voyages and those calling at ports.

The programme is made up of 11 cruises, including regional departures from Dover and Liverpool.

G Adventures

G Adventures has suspended all cruises until April 30, 2021, including the 2020-2021 Antarctic season aboard Expedition.

Holland America Line

Holland America Line has cancelled all cruises until June 30.

This will impact cruises departing in May and June on Nieuw Statendam, Volendam and Westerdam, along with the Collectors’ Voyages associated with those cancelled cruises.

Guests currently booked on the cancelled Europe departures will be able to rebook on an equivalent cruise in 2022 at the 2021 fare – with all cash and future cruise credit (FCC) funds moved to the new booking.

If guests decide not to accept a cruise booking in 2022 by April 15, 2021, they automatically default to receive a FCC of 110 per cent of any cash paid on the booking. Guests will retain any other FCC used for the cancelled 2021 booking with all FCC amounts moved to their loyalty account for use on a future cruise booking. FCC is valid for sailings departing until December 31, 2022. For all bookings in 2022, standard cancellation policies apply. A 100 per cent refund is also available.

Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten expanded its Norwegian coastal sailings to five vessels in January to serve local and freight traffic for residents of Norway.

Expedition voyages are cancelled until May, while voyages aboard MS Roald Amundsen are cancelled until July.

Marella Cruises

Marella Cruises is to embark on a programme of cruises from the UK this summer. The sailings, on board Marella Exlorer and Marella Explorer 2, will depart from Southampton and Newcastle respectively.

The Southampton sailings, on board Marella Explorer, will commence on June 25. The Newcastle cruises will begin on July 10 onboard the adults-only Marella Explorer 2. The Newcastle sailings will be on sale by the end of the month.

Anyone aged 18-years and older will be required to have had both Covid-19 jabs at least seven days before travelling. All under 18-year-olds, excluding infants under the age of two who will not be able to sail as they are exempt from testing, will be asked to have a lateral flow test. All guests must also provide proof of a negative lateral flow test before boarding the ships at the start of the cruise.

Marella Cruises will also continue the pause in operations for Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 until 31 July.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises has announced a new programme of British Isles cruises that will be available to both families and non-vaccinated guests on board its new flagship, MSC Virtuosa.

The cruises, which will begin on May 20, will depart from MSC’s new terminal in Southampton and are available to British guests only. A series of short sailings will be followed by a seven-night British Isles cruise.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed that it will be restarting its operation with cruises from Greece and the Caribbean from July 25. All guests will need to be fully vaccinted.

Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises has cancelled all cruises until May 31.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises will also offer a series of short break and week-long UK cruises this summer, which go on sale this month.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Paul Gauguin Cruises has suspended sailings until June 5.

Ponant

Ponant has suspended all cruises up to April 2021.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is to offer seacations from Southampton this summer.

The cruises, which will be on board MedallionClass ships, Regal Princess and Sky Princess, will sail from July through to late September. The sailings are only open to those who have been vaccinated.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has suspended its global cruise operations until May 31.

Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel has cancelled all cruises until May 17.

Its ocean vessel, Seaventure, will be operating British Isles cruises from July.

Royal Caribbean International 

Royal Caribbean International has revealed that Anthem of the Seas will be sailing out of Southampton this summer, with a season of cruises planned from July 7. All other cruises have been suspended until the end of June. 

Saga

Saga Cruises has launched a series of four summer ex-UK itineraries on board Spirit of Discovery and new ship Spirit of Adventure.

The cruises include British Isles sailings and a voyage to the Norwegian Fjords.

Scenic 

The Scenic Group, including Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises has suspended all itineraries until May 31.

The Scenic Group is offering booked guests a flexible future travel credit (FTC) valued at 110 per cent of monies deposited on any affected river and cruise booking and 100 per cent of monies deposited on any affected land tours. Guests will be offered a FTC that can be applied to any new or existing booking across the portfolio of brands through to June 30, 2023. The FTC is fully transferrable to another guest. Should a guest be unable to travel by June 30, 2023, they will be given a refund.

Seabourn

 

Seabourn is to restart cruises in the Mediterranean with sailings from Greece on July 3. The company will be operating two seven-night itineraries that can be combined to create a longer 14-night sailing. All guests must be vaccinated. 

Silversea

Silversea will be restarting cruises from June 18 onboard Silver Moon, its new flagship. The 10-day voyages will call at Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, and Crete, as well as Haifa (Israel) and Cyprus. All other cruises have been suspended until the end of June except for Silver Explorer (May 28) and Silver Origin (June 5)

Titan

Titan has suspended all tour and cruise departures until April 30.

Uniworld

Uniworld has suspended all river cruises until April 2021.

Viking Cruises

Viking has announced that it will restart limited operations in May 2021 with three sailings along the coast of England.

The new eight-day itinerary, called England’s Scenic Shores, will sail roundtrips from Portsmouth and be availability exclusively for UK residents.

The sailings, on May 22, 29 and June 5 will be on Viking’s newest ocean ship, Viking Venus, which will be delivered in April.

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages has postponed the inaugural season of its first ship Scarlet Lady until September 17 and for its second ship, Valiant Lady, until November 14.

On April 8 the company announced that it would be offering short cruises out of Portsmouth on Scarlet Lady as part of a Summer Soiree Series.

Windstar

Windstar has suspended all cruise operations. Wind Spirit will resume sailing on June 10; Star Breeze (June 19); Wind Star (June 19); Wind Surf (June 29); Star Legend (July 4); Star Pride (July 14).

Guests on cancelled cruises receive the choice of a future cruise credit valued at 125 per cent of all monies paid to Windstar Cruises or a refund equal to the amount paid on the Windstar booking. Guests have 24 months to book and embark on any available Windstar cruise using their future cruise credit. In addition, Windstar has launched a new Travel Assurance Booking Policy, which is applicable to new and existing cruises departing until December 31, 2021. Travellers who cancel a cruise booking up to 15 days prior to departure will receive a 100 per cent future cruise credit to be used on another Windstar departure within one year of the issue date of the credit. The offer is for cruise fares only.

 

 

 

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