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.
President Trump tweeted recently that some cruise lines have agreed on a 30-day suspension of operations but it now seems the entire industry has come to a standstill and the suspensions are being extended. There a many cruise port closures around the world and there is a struggle getting crew members back home.
As a result of all the changes here is a list of all the cruise lines that have so far suspended operations and their latest updates. This page will be updated as new updates come through:
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
The cruise line which is based out of West Palm Beach, Florida and offers short cruises to the Bahamas has suspended operations. Cruises which were scheduled to depart from March 15 onwards have been cancelled. So the suspension is from March 15 to April 8, 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.
March 30 Update: The cruise line has now extended the halt on cruise operations through May 11, 2020. Here are the details.
The cruise line which is owned by Royal Caribbean has announced a voluntary suspension of cruising. All US sailings will be paused for 30 days starting from March 14 at midnight. Those vessels which have already departed will continue and complete their itineraries as normal. More details.
March 29 Update: As announced by parent company Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises has extended its suspension of operations through May 11, 2020.
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.
March 29 Update: The cruise line which is mainly based in Europe has decided to extend the suspension on cruises until April 30, 2020. Latest details.
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.
With the situations around the world not getting any better, the British cruise line has extended its suspension of operations from the original April 11 to the new May 15, 2020 date.
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.”
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.
March 30 Update: Disney Cruise Line has joined many other cruise lines by extending the suspension of cruise operations. Disney will now be stopping cruises through Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
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.
March 30 Update: The cruise line has followed in the footsteps of sister line Carnival by extending the suspension of cruise operations through May 14. Here’s the latest in our post.
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.
March 30 Update: The cruise line which has operations around the world will extend the voluntary suspension of operations through May 29, 2020. More details.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Just like all other cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line has put a hold on all cruise operations including sister brands. The suspension is in effect from March 13 to April 11, 2020. The cruise line aims to reumes embarkations starting from April 12, 2020. More details.
March 30 Update: Norwegian Cruise Line and its sister cruise brands have extended the suspension of operations through May 10, 2020, with new embarkation commencing on May 11, 2020. Here’s our detailed post.
The cruise line has extended its suspension of operations through April 11, 2020. This means all cruises are cancelled from March 13 to the new extension date.
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.
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.
P&O Cruises UK
The Uk’s largest cruise line has shut down operations for 30-days until April 11, 2020. The cruise line is constantly monitoring the situation and aims to help stop the spread of COVID-19. More details.
March 30 Update: P&O Cruises is extending its suspension of operations until May 15, 2020 as a result of the global health crisis.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The small cruise line which is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line has extended the halt on sailings even further through May 10, 2020.
Royal Caribbean International
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.
March 29 Update: The cruise line announced a global suspension and expected to return to service on May 11, 2020, which is an extension on the original return to service. Read the full post.
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.
The Carnival-owned ultra-luxury cruise line has cancelled all operations for 30 days due to the coronavirus pandemic which is spreading around the world. Starting from March 14, all sailings will be cancelled but those that have already departed will be able to end the itinerary as normal. More details.
March 30 Update: Just like other Carnival-owned cruise brands, Seabourn will be extending its halt on sailings through May 14, 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.
The cruise line which operates much smaller ships has temporarily suspended operations. Cruises embarking March 14 through April 30, 2020, will be halted. Cruises will resume from May 1, 2020.