When Will Cruise Lines Resume Sailing? Latest Update List

This is a list of the latest cruise line cancellations, listed by the month they hope to resume cruising. This is constantly updated as more cruise line cancellations are announced. The date show will be when at least one of their ships should be resumption of cruising.

Updated 23 January 2021 (Latest Carnival, Crystal Cruises, Silversea, Costa & Ritz Carlton cancellations)

Ocean Cruise Lines (North America and Europe)

The month that the cruise lines hope at least some of their fleet will resume sailing with paying passengers


  • MSC Cruises (Limited Mediterranean Cruises running since August 2020 on hold due to recent Italian rules. MSC Grandiosa due to resume on January 24. MSC Magnifica Due to resume February 14. USA cancelled until March)


  • Nil


  • AIDA (After resuming in 2020, German lockdown meant they shutdown and hope to resume Canary Island cruises in March. Others on hold).
  • Costa Cruises Costa will resume operations on March 13 with Costa Smeralda. Cruises originally scheduled on the Costa Deliziosa, Costa Firenze and Costa Luminosa between February 1 and March 12, 2021, are cancelled. The new programs for these three ships will be announced shortly
  • Paul Gauguin (Tahiti and French Polynesia Islands)
  • Ponant (Tahiti due to resume in March and other routes from April)


  • Celestyal Cruises (Hopes first cruise to sail on 24 April).
  • Disney Cruises (Sailings are cancelled aboard the Disney Fantasy until March 27; the Disney Wonder until March 28; and the Disney Magic and Disney Dream until March 29. NB all April sailings taken off sale) Click here for more details
  • P&O Cruises
  • Star Clippers
  • Marella (Cancelled all European sailings until 31 March and long-haul sailings – including voyages from Barbados and Jamaica until April 30).
  • MSC Cruises (Hope to resume from 1 April out of USA ports on MSC Seaside and MSC Divina from Port Canaveral, and MSC Meraviglia and MSC Armonia from Miami)
  • Seabourn (Seabourn Ovation to April 18, Seabourn Quest to May 10, Seabourn Sojourn to May 24, Seabourn Encore to May 28, Seabourn Odyssey to January 15 202)
  • Viking Ocean (All river and ocean cruises cancelled until March 31)


  • Azamara (Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey will sail from 1 May and Azamara Pursuit – May 9)
  • Carnival (Cancelled all USA sailings until 1 May. European itinerary for Carnival Legend cancelled to 31 October. Mardi Gras maiden moved to May 29) Click here for more details
  • Celebrity Cruises (Suspending sailings until 1 May, including the May 1 transatlantic cruise on Celebrity Apex and they cancelled the May through October Europe season and transatlantic cruises on Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Constellation) Click here for more details
  • Cunard (Queen Mary 2 no cruises up to and including 28 May; Queen Victoria resume sailings on 17 May; Queen Elizabeth no cruises up to and including 4 June.)
  • Fred Olsen (Borealis maiden cruise May 22; Bolette May 29; Balmoral June 9. Due to having an extensive fly-cruise programme, Braemar will remain in lay-up until Spring 2022)
  • Holland America Line (All cancelled until at least 1 May. Alaska to mid-May, although Eurodam, Zuierdam and  Oosterdam Alaska cruises to June. Volendam and Westerdam Mediterranean cruse to June. Zaandam Canada / New England cruises to August). Click here for more details
  • Norwegian Cruise Line (All sailings now cancelled until at least 31 April) Click here for more details
  • Oceania Cruises (cancelled until May 2021) Click here for more
  • Princess Cruises (All cruises in all regions to at least 14 May. Cruises to Japan are cancelled until June 25 and Australia and New Zealand until May, 2021). Click here for more details
  • Regent Seven Seas (Cancelled until May 2021) Click here for more details
  • Royal Caribbean (Cancelled until 1 May Globally, except Quantum of the Seas sailings from Singapore which continue sailings and China sailings on Spectrum of the Seas now due to start on 1 March)
  • Saga Cruises (Spirit of Adventure’s inaugural voyage departs 4 May and Spirit of Discovery on June) Click here for more details
  • SeaDream (First cruise advertised 1 May).
  • Silversea Cruises Silver Origin on May 1; launch cruise of Silver Moon on May 4. Cloud and Spirit on May 5, Shadow on May 15; Muse on May 20; Explorer on May 28; Whisper on Jun 20; Dawn on Nov 9 and Wind on Nov 20. Click here to find out more
  • Virgin Voyages (Scarlet Lady due on May 9. Valiant Lady from Nov 14)
  • Windstar (Star Legend May 1; Wind Spirit May 6; Wind Surf May 9; Star Breeze May 15; Wind Star May 22; Star Pride July 14. Note: They also canceled all 2021 Alaska cruises)


  • Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will resume on 6 June. Crystal Espirt Yacht due to resume in May Click here for more details


Ocean Cruise Lines Currently Sailing

French Polynesia

  • Aranui (from 19 January)


  • Dream Cruises Explorer Dream (Taiwan residents only)
  • Dream Cruises World Dream (Singapore residents only)
  • Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas (Singapore residents only)


  • Hapag Lloyd (Canary Islands only. Other departures on pause)
  • Hurtigruten (Norwegian coastal service only)
  • Mein Schiff (Canary Islands only. Other departures on pause)

Ocean Cruise Lines (Australia / New Zealand)

Australian government extended the ban on cruise ships entering until March 2021



Unknown return

  • Celebrity Cruises (Cancelled 2020 / 2021 Summer Season)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line (Cancelled 2020 / 2021 Summer Season)
  • Princess Cruises (Cancelled 2020 / 2021 Summer Season)
  • Royal Caribbean (Cancelled cruises until end of April)


River Cruise Lines


  • American Steam Boat Company (American Queen resumes Feb 28; American Duchess March 14; American Countess March 27 and American Empress April 11)




  • Crystal River Cruises (Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel)
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Scenic River Cruises Click here for more details

Other sites and resources on cancellations

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