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The cruise industry has pretty much come to a standstill and due to the current health pandemic around the world, the return to service of cruise ships is constantly changing. In this post, we’ll keep Cruise Hive readers updated on when cruise lines are expecting to begin cruises once again.

It does depend on how the virus impacts travel and if it continues to spread we could see even further extension from cruise lines for their voluntary suspension of cruise operations. Let’s take a look at when each cruise line expects to return at the moment:

Azamara

The small luxury cruise line has cancelled all cruises on or before June 11, 2020, with cruises resuming on June 12, 2020. The cruise line was previously planning on starting sailings once again on May 12 but due to the situation around the world, it was extended.

  • Cruises Resume: June 12, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line announced on April 13 another extension on its voluntary suspension of cruise operations. At the moment, the cruise line plans on resuming cruises in North America on June 27, 2020.

  • Cruises Resume: June 27, 2020
  • Canada Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises has suspended all cruise operations through June 11, 2020, after the decision was made by parent company Royal Caribbean Ltd. Cruises will start again on June 12, 2020.

  • Cruises Resume: June 12, 2020
  • Canada Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Costa Cruises

The Italian based cruise line currently has an extension of the suspension on cruises until May 31, 2020. After that date cruises will begin again with the majority within the first week of June.

  • Cruises Resume: June 1, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Cunard Line

The iconic cruise line has extended its cancelled voyages through May 15, 2020. Sailings are set to resume on May 16 but this could change depending on the situation in the UK and around the world.

  • Cruises Resume: May 16, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Disney Cruise Line

For Disney, the return of cruises has different dates depending on the cruise ship and where it is sailing from. Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy won’t resume sailings until May 18, 2020. Disney Magic cruises are suspended through June 7. Disney Wonder sailings are suspended through all of June due to the suspension of cruises by Canada until July 1, 2020.

  • All Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Canada Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Holland America Line

The cruise line which is owned by Carnival has announced that cruise operations will remain suspended through June 30, 2020. This also includes the delay of the Alaska, Europe, and Canada & New England seasons. The Canadian government announced cruises will be suspended there until July 1 which also impacts several Holland America vessels.

  • Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Canada Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

MSC Cruises

The mainly Europeans based private cruise line currently has cruises suspended through May 29, 2020. This is much longer than the original pause on operations through April 30, 2020.

  • Cruises Resume: May 30, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Norwegian Cruise Line

The cruise line has not announced any extra suspension of cruise operations through late June. At the moment cruises are only cancelled through May 14, 2020 with new embarkations starting on May 15, 2020.

  • Cruises Resume: May 15, 2020
  • Canada Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Oceania Cruises

The small luxury cruise line currently plans on recommencing cruise operations from May 11, 2020. The pause in service has been in place since March 13, 2020.

  • Cruises Resume: March 13, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

P&O Cruises

The British cruise line’s original 30-day suspension of cruise operations was not feasible due to the current global crisis. At the moment all cruises are suspended through May 15, 2020. Embarkations are set to begin again from May 16.

  • Cruises Resume: May 16, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

P&O Australia

With the Australian government banning cruises until June 15, 2020, this has impacted operations down under. The cruise line now expects to resume sailings from June 16 but this could still change.

  • Cruises Resume: June 16, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Princess Cruises

Due to the decision by parent company Carnival Corp, Princess Cruises has extended its pause on cruise operations through June 30, 2020. Cruises will start again from July 1, 2020. The cruise line was one of the first to announce the voluntary suspension of operations which went into effect on March 12, 2020.

  • Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Canada Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean is also following Carnival by extending its suspension on cruise operations. The cruise line has cancelled cruises through June 11, 2020 with the first embarkations commencing on June 12, 2020.

  • Cruises Resume: June 12, 2020
  • Canada Cruises Resume: July 1, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Viking Cruises

The luxury cruise line was the first to announced a temporary suspension of cruise operations on March 11, 2020. As of now, the cruise line has extended the pause on ocean and river cruises through June 30, 2020.

  • Cruises Resume: June 30, 2020
  • Official Advisory: Click Here

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages hasn’t really started regular cruises yet with its first and currently only cruise ship Scarlet Lady. The inaugural sailing season for the vessel has been delayed until July 15, 2020, and the Maiden Voyage will be taking place on August 7, 2020.

Further Changes Are Possible

Many of the cruise lines have extended the suspension on cruises after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), announced an extension of its “No-Sail Order” impacting cruise ships under its jurisdiction.

Also Read: 6 Ways The Cruise Industry Will Make a Comeback

With the pandemic not yet under control in many countries around the world, there are still travel restrictions in place. many cruise ports are closed and flights cancelled which has brought all travel to an almost standstill. With the situation still developing there could be further changes to sailing dates so always check for official updates from the cruise lines.

We’ll be adding more lines once we get more updates so keep checking back.

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