When Will Cruise Lines Resume Sailing? Latest Update List

When will cruise lines resume sailing? This is a list of the latest cruise line cancellations, listed by the month they hope to resume sailing. This is constantly updated, as more cruise line cancellations are announced. The date shown will be when at least one of the respective cruise lines’ ships should resume cruising.

Updated 27 April 2021 (Latest Silversea cancellations)When Will Cruise Lines Resume Sailing

When Will Cruise Lines Resume Sailing?

Ocean Cruise Lines Resuming Sailing (North America and Europe)

Month-by-month showing when cruise lines hope that at least some of their fleet will resume sailing.


  • UK Domestic Cruises for UK Guests
    • MSC Cruises
    • Viking Cruises
  • Celestyal Cruises (Hopes first cruise to sail from 29 May).
  • Costa Cruises Costa will resume operations on May 1 with Costa Smeralda and May 16 with Costa Deliziosa, Other ships no confirmed dates)
  • Marella (Cancelled all European sailings until 1 May, and long-haul sailings – including voyages from Barbados and Jamaica until April 30). Click here for more details
  • MSC Cruises USA (Hope to resume from 1 May out of USA ports on MSC Divina from Port Canaveral, and MSC Meraviglia and MSC Armonia from Miami)
  • Sea Cloud Sea Cloud from May 7, Sea Cloud II from June 2,  Cloud Spirit from June 2
  • SeaDream (First cruise advertised 1 May).
  • Star Clippers Royal Clipper from May 1, Star Flyer from May 22 and Star Clipper from September 11.


  • Caribbean Homeport Cruises Limited Season
    • Celebrity Millenium (St Maarten)
    • Crystal Serenity (Nassau)
    • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas (Nassau)
  • Israel for residents
    • Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas
  • UK Domestic Cruises For UK residents
    • Fred Olsen
    • Saga Cruises
  • Carnival (Cancelled all USA sailings until 1 June. European itinerary for Carnival Legend cancelled to 31 October. Mardi Gras maiden moved to May 29) Click here for more details
  • Crystal Cruises Crystal Serenity sailing from 6 June. Crystal Symphony in July. Crystal Endeavor to September. Crystal Esprit Yacht in June Click here for more details
  • Saga Cruises Cancelled cruises until 27 June  Click here for more details
  • Windstar Cruises


  • UK Domestic Cruises for UK Guests
    • Cunard Queen Elizabeth
    • Disney Cruise Line (Disney Magic)
    • P&O Cruises: Britannia and Iona
    • Princess Cruises: Regal Princess and Sky Princess
  • Celebrity Cruises  Click here for more details
  • Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Wonder departures through June 2021 and Disney Magic European sailings through September 18 are suspended. Click here for more details
  • Fred Olsen Most ships cancelled to end June. Braemar will remain in lay-up until Spring 2022
  • Holland America Line (All cancelled until at least 30 June). Click here for more details
  • Norwegian Cruise Line (All sailings now cancelled until at least 30 June) Click here for more details
  • Oceania Cruises (cancelled until July 2021) Click here for more
  • Princess Cruises (Caribbean, California Coast, Mexico and Mediterranean through June 30. Ex-UK cancelled to September but new cruises to be announced. Canada cancelled. Click here for more details
  • Regent Seven Seas (Cancelled until July 2021) Click here for more details
  • Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection First voyage will be 24 July Click here for more details
  • Royal Caribbean (Cancelled until end of June Globally, except ships sailing in Israel, UK, Singapore, Caribbean)
  • Seabourn (Seabourn Sojourn, Encore and Ovation sailings until July 3, Seabourn Quest until November 7)
  • Silversea CruisesClick here to find out more proposed restart dates: May 28 (Explorer); June 5 (Origin); July 4 (Whisper); July 6 (Spirit); Sept 8 (Shadow); Sept 12 (Muse); Nov 9 (Dawn); Nov 14 (Cloud); Nov 20 (Wind). Silver Moon will sail from Greece from June 18.


  • Cunard (Queen Victoria until August 27, Queen Elizabeth until October 11, Queen Mary 2 until November 12)
  • Viking Ocean (All ocean cruises cancelled until July 31)
  • Virgin Voyages (Cancelled all USA cruises up to and including 17 September. Will sail in UK in August)


  • Azamara Cruises Click here for more details
  • P&O Cruises Existing cruises on Arcadia, Aurora, Azura & Ventura cancelled to end of August and Britannia & Iona to end September. But they will be announcing UK-only summer “staycation” cruise dates by end of March Click here for more details

Ocean Cruise Lines Currently Sailing – Cruising Has Resumed

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)

The Australian government extended the ban on cruise ships entering until June 2021, so, when will cruise lines resuming cruising in the Pacific region? See below:


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 (Europe & USA)


  • Nil


  • American Steam Boat Company (USA) – Coastal cruising on March 15 on Independence), and river cruising on American Jazz on March 21
  • American Cruise Line (USA) – Restarted on March 13 on American Duchess
  • CroisiEurope (Although their Africa river cruises scheduled to start in April)





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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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6 Responses

  1. Dumbo says:

    Great list, but why is MSC not listed? It is one of the largest cruise lines, aiming for mass market and operating in both Europe and the US. It would be strange to leave it out.

  2. Anthony Beisler says:


    My family is booked on Disney Dream sailing in March. I called them to ask about the status of our cruise.

    I was told they were “no longer SELLING tickets for March cruises but we have NOT cancelled those sailings.” The rep went on to indicate that, as far as she knew, as of December 27, they were going to be sailing as scheduled in March (albeit at reduced capacity).

    Anyway, thought I would share. Love your cruise-specific content. Keep up the good work!

    AJ Beisler

  3. Fahim khan says:

    Will indian crew get to on board. As you resume earope cruse line. Let me update plz. I really pleaed to know about our future.

  4. John Stoutley says:

    Hi Gary, Love your videos. Been a fan for years.

    We have a river cruise booked (postponed from 2020) for September 6th, 2021. It’s with Great Rail Journeys on the “Amadeus Silver III” which actually starts in London (St Pancras Station), and going via the Euro Star to Amsterdam, where we pick up the river cruise, which over the following 9 nights will take us up the Rhine river to Basel, a visit to the Jungfraujoch “Top of Europe”, and then back through Paris to London again.

    With all that’s been going on with restrictions, vaccinations, masks, social distancing, and minimizing the number of passengers, etc., etc., do you think this river cruise is likely to go ahead this year. Obviously, we are just waiting to see if Great Rail Journeys intends to allow us Canadians to sail with them, and if they cancel, we will, of course, postpone the river cruise for the same time in 2022. But what are your thoughts as to it happening?

    Kind regards, and keep up the good work with your many videos.

    John and Cheryl Stoutley – [email protected]

  5. JHugs26 says:

    As many cruise voyages have been booked far in advance prior to the pandemic, how can a ‘Reduced Capacity’ be introduced on these ships when sailings recommence? Surely, their bookings are likely to have already exceeded the new proposed 70% passenger limit protocol. Thanks

  6. Veronika Konečná says:

    Hey Gary! Thank you for sharing these tips with us! ! If the current situation gets better, I am waiting to go somewhere as well with https://yachting.com/en-gb.

    Fingers crossed it wont be cancelled.
    Have a great day,


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