The current situation across the cruise industry is very fluid at the moment and new developments constantly. it can be hard to keep track as the coronavirus continues to impact the industry and travel around the world suffers from bans and restrictions.
So far the main highlights are that President Donald Trump announced a travel ban from Europe to the United States which will no doubt make it difficult for cruisers to embark on cruises. There are many restrictions in place as countries close ports and block access. President Trump also today tweeted that some cruise lines have agreed on a 30-day suspension of operations.
As a result of all the changes here is a list of all the cruise lines that have so far suspended operations. This page will be updated as new updates come through:
Holland America Line
The Carnival-owned cruise line has announced a voluntary pause on its global operations similar to most other cruise lines. The suspensions will be for 30 days for all 14 ships and impacting sailings scheduled to depart through April 14, 2020.
Carnival Cruise Line
The Miami-based cruise line has announced all cruise operations in North America will be suspended immediately. However, those sailing which are already underway will complete the itinerary as scheduled. Cruises will resume on April 10, 2020. More details.
The luxury cruise line has announced it’s canceling “Crystal River Cruises’ voyages scheduled to embark from March 26 to April 11 as well as Crystal Esprit’s April 10 sailing that fall into this timeframe.” The suspension is set for 30-days and does not impact ocean vessels. Crystal President & CEO said in a letter “This current 30-day restriction does not impact Crystal Cruises’ Ocean ships as both Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony are set to recommence sailing on April 21 and May 8 respectively.”
The privately-owned cruise line in line with other cruise lines has announced a suspension to cruise operations. Cruises based from the United States will be put on hold for 45 days until April 30, 2020. The cruise line has also limited operations in other regions around the world in response to the coronavirus outbreak. More details.
Royal Caribbean is one of the largest cruise lines to cancel cruises due to the coronavirus outbreak. All voyages in the United States have been suspended for 30 days starting at midnight, March 14. Cruise ships that have already departed or depart before the time will continue as normal. More details.
The Carnival-owned cruise line already cancelled all calls to Italy but is now suspending all operations around the world. The halt will be in effect until April 3, 2020, and impact all Costa cruise ships. Sailings that have already departed their homeport will end as scheduled. More details.
Princess Cruises was one of the first cruise lines to suspend operations and is one of the most impacted ones due to Grand Princess and Diamond Princess having confirmed COVID-19 cases onboard. The cruise line will come to a pause across the entire fleet for 60 days from March 12 to May 10, 2020. More details.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line has followed other cruise lines by also suspending operations. This impacts all four cruise ships including Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, Disney Magic, and Disney Wonder. The shut down will begin from Saturday, March 14, 2020, through the end of the month. More details.
Fred Olsen Cruises
The cruise line decided to cancel all cruises until May 23, 2020, not including the river ship Brabant. The cruise line which is headquartered in Ipswich, UK will be getting to worried guests.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
The British-based cruise line has suspended cruise temporarily around the world. The halt begins on embarkations taking place from March 13 until April 24, 2020, which is six weeks.
Saga cruises which is another smaller UK based cruise line has taken the advice of the government and suspend ocean cruises for Saga Sapphire and Spirit of Discovery from March 15 to May 1, 2020.
Richard Branson’s cruise lines which recently welcomed the new Scarlet Lady has also been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Celebrations have been postponed for the new cruise ship and the entire inaugural season is delayed until July 15, 2020, with the maiden voyage departing on August 7. More details.
The luxury cruise line was one of the first to announce a suspension of operations. The shut down commenced on March 11, 2020, and embarkations taking place between March 12 to April 30, 2020, will not take place. the cruise line is planning on getting cruises back up and running on May 1, 2020. More details.