Cruises & COVID-19

There is no doubt that we will see some positive changes when cruising returns. From enhanced screening at the ports including temperature and possibly even rapid testing, to less guests onboard to allow for social distancing and enhanced cleaning & sanitation measures. Cruise lines are working closely with the CDC in order to ensure they take whatever measures necessary for cruising to resume safely.

Although cruises were supposed to start up again August 1st, 2020, we are finding that most Caribbean islands are not ready just yet. The Caribbean is allowing hotels to open gradually, but they have no yet prepared the cruise ports. Therefore, just yesterday, NCL suspended cruises through September. It is likely that Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and other major cruise lines will make similar announcements in in the next few weeks.

As of this morning, here are the dates when cruises are supposed to resume. We will continue to update as more information becomes available.

AMAWATERWAYS RIVER CRUISES
August 15, 2020
AMERICAN CRUISE LINES
July 31, 2020
AVALON WATERWAYS RIVER CRUISES
September 1, 2020
AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES
August 1, 2020
CARNIVAL CRUISES
October 1, 2020
CELEBRITY CRUISES
July 31, 2020
CRYSTAL CRUISES
August 31, 2020
CUNARD
November 2, 2020
DISNEY CRUISE LINE
September 16, 2020
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
July 31, 2020
Canada, Hawaii & Alaska Sailings cancelled for the year
LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS
July 31, 2020
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
August 31, 2020
All voyages with embarkation dates from September 1 through September 30, 2020; except for Seattle-based Alaska sailings on Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy which continue to be scheduled to operate

All voyages in October 2020 to Canada/New England and cruises embarking in Vancouver, including:
Norwegian Bliss: October 12, 2020
Norwegian Joy: October 4, 2020
Norwegian Breakaway: October 4, 2020 and October 11, 2020
Norwegian Gem: October 2, 2020 and October 9, 2020
OCEANIA CRUISES
October 1, 2020
PRINCESS CRUISES
November 1, 2020
Australia Cruises October 1, 2020
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
September 30, 2020
ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
September 16, 2020
SEABOURN
October 14, 2020
SILVERSEA CRUISES
August 31, 2020
STAR CLIPPERS
July 31, 2020
TAUCK RIVER CRUISES
July 31, 2020
UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION
July 31, 2020
VIKING CRUISES
August 31, 2020
VIRGIN VOYAGES
October 15, 2020
WINDSTAR CRUISES
September 3, 2020

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