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Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations
Nanchang Tengwang Pavilion at Nightfall (Photo: chuyuss/Shutterstock)

Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations

Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations
Nanchang Tengwang Pavilion at Nightfall (Photo: chuyuss/Shutterstock)

October 29, 2020

Cruise Critic
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By Cruise Critic
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(Updated 12:20 p.m. EDT) -- Cruise lines have temporarily suspended operations worldwide and altered future sailings in globally as the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) continues to spread.
In January, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, following an emergency committee meeting in Geneva. On March 11, WHO declared the outbreak a worldwide pandemic.
In additon, a number of ports throughout the world and the Caribbean are barring ships from docking.
The U.S. State Department has issued a Global Level 4 "do not travel" health advisory for travel abroad. The U.K.'s Foreign & Commonwealth Office also updated its travel guidance, advising against cruise travel, but allowing travel on river cruises.
Cruise lines have reacted by relaxing their cancellation and postponement policies, allowing concerned passengers to cancel -- in some cases -- up to 24 hours before departure.
On September 30, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
updated its no sail order
on all cruise ships over 250 passengers and crew that operate in U.S. waters. The order will remain in place until COVID-19 at least October 31 or until there is no longer a public health emergency, and .
Note: The voluntary extension of the suspension of sailing by CLIA members until October 31 has resulted in many lines extending suspensions past this date.

Industry-Wide Travel Restrictions

On March 13, Cruise Lines International Association, the industry's largest trade association, announced all its member cruise lines would voluntarily suspend cruise ship operations from for 30 days. This was later extended until July 24, 2020. On June 19th, CLIA extended the suspension through September 15th for ships departing U.S. ports and released the following statement:
"Due to the ongoing situation within the U.S. related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations. The current No Sail Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will expire on 24 July, and although we had hoped that cruise activity could resume as soon as possible after that date, it is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States.
"Although we are confident that future cruises will be healthy and safe, and will fully reflect the latest protective measures, we also feel that it is appropriate to err on the side of caution to help ensure the best interests of our passengers and crewmembers. We have therefore decided to further extend our suspension of operations from U.S. ports until 15 September. The additional time will also allow us to consult with the CDC on measures that will be appropriate for the eventual resumption of cruise operations."
"This voluntary suspension applies to all CLIA members to which the No Sail Order applied (vessels with capacity to carry 250 persons or more). CLIA member cruise lines will continually evaluate the evolving situation and make a determination as to whether a further extension is necessary."
This voluntary suspension was further extended until October 31.
Read the latest developments on how cruise lines are responding to the Coronavirus:
A-ROSA | Adventure Canada | AIDA | Amadeus | AmaWaterways | American Cruise Line |American Queen |APT | Aurora Expeditions | Australis | Azamara | Bahamas Paradise | Blue Lagoon Cruises | Carnival | Celebrity | Costa | CroisiEurope | Cruise & Maritime Voyages | Crystal | Cunard | Disney Cruise Line |Dream Cruises | Emerald Waterways | Evergreen Cruises | Fred. Olsen | Grand Circle | G Adventures | Gate 1 Travel | Hapag-Lloyd | Hebridean Island Cruises |Holland America Line | Hurtigruten | Lindblad | The Majestic Line Marella Cruises | Metropolitan Touring | MSC Cruises | Norwegian Cruise Line | Oceania | Paul Gauguin | Pearl Seas | Ponant | Poseidon Expeditions |P&O Cruises UK | P&O Cruises Australia | Princess | Pullmantur | Quark | Regent | Riviera Travel | Royal Caribbean | Saga Cruises | Scenic | Sea Cloud | Seabourn | SeaDream | Silversea | Star Clippers | Star Cruises | Tauck | Teeming | Travelmarvel | Tui River Cruises | UnCruise | Uniworld | Vantage | Variety | Victoria Cruise Lines | Victory Cruise Lines |Viking | Virgin Voyages | Windstar | Zegrahm

A-ROSA River Cruises

Itinerary Changes
A-ROSA restarted operations on the Douro River on June 17; the Rhine on June 19; and the Danube on June 20. Cruises in France (Seine and Rhone) resumed on July 11.

Adventure Canada

Travel Restrictions
You can find complete details of Adventure Canada' travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Adventure Canada has canceled all scheduled 2020 voyages on Ocean Endeavour. It will resume operations on June 3, 2021.

AIDA

Itinerary Changes
AIDA initially planned to restart service on September 6. On August 28, that was pushed back to November 1 and on September 16 that was brought forward to Oct 17, with Mediterranean cruises departing from Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy through to November 28. The line has canceled all voyages with a U.S. or Canadian port call for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Amadeus River Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Amadeus resumed operations in Europe on July 27, on its new vessel Amadeus Imperial. The line, which caters to international travelers, is sailing six ships.

AmaWaterways

Itinerary Changes
AmaWaterways has canceled all 2020 global river cruise operations, with the exception of the chartered service on the Rhine that has been in operation since July. The company plans to resume voyages in 2021.

American Cruise Lines

Itinerary Changes
American Cruise Lines plans to resume operations in Fall 2020.

American Queen Steamboat Company

Itinerary Changes
American Queen has cancelled all departures through December 31.

Aqua Expeditions

Itinerary Changes
Aqua Expeditions has canceled most of its international and river cruises. Aqua Blu will resume Indonesia domestic cruises in August 2020 and take international passengers beginning September 12.

APT

Travel Restrictions
You can find complete details of APT's travel restrictions and cancellations
here
.
Itinerary Changes
APT has canceled all cruises up to December 31, 2020.

Aurora Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
You can find complete details of Aurora Expeditions' travel restrictions and cancellations
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Greg Mortimer's 'Patagonia and Chilean Fjords' and 'Costa Rica and the Panama Canal' voyages, scheduled for April 2 and April 25, 2020, respectively, have been postponed to 2021.
All 2020 Arctic cruises have been canceled through to October. A decision has yet to be made about the Antarctic season commencing November 2020, but the line is proactively moving passengers to the 2021-2022 Antarctic season.

Australis

Itinerary Changes
Australis has been forced to cancel its entire 2020-2021 season. Cruises will resume in September 2021.

Avalon Waterways

Itinerary Changes
Avalon Waterways has suspended all river cruises through December 31, except for a limited number of festive cruises.
You can find a link to a list of modified itineraries and travel restrictions
here
.

Azamara

Travel Restrictions
Azamara is following all of CLIA's regulations; you can find the latest travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Azamara has canceled all sailings until spring 2021. Azamara Quest returns to service March 20, 2021; Azamara Journey April 9, 2021; Azamara Pursuit May 9, 2021.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
You can find the latest on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Bahamas Paradise announced cruises will resume aboard Grand Classica on December 18, 2020. Cruises aboard Grand Celebration have not had a restart date announced.

Blount Small Ship Adventures

Itinerary Changes
Blount Small Ship Adventures ceased operations in late August 2020. All future sailings have been cancelled.

Blue Lagoon Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find the latest updates
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All cruises scheduled to depart through November 30 are cancelled.

Captain Cook Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find the latest updates
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Captain Cook Cruises has suspended operations through December 19, 2020. Murray Princess resumed sailings on the Murray River on July 31.

Carnival Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
Carnival Cruise Line is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specifics
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All Carnival cruises in North America are suspended through December 31, with the exception of cruises in December from Miami and Port Canaveral.
Carnival Magic, Paradise, Valor and Spirit:
Carnival Magic sailings are cancelled until March 13, 2021. Carnival Paradise is cancelled until March 19, 2021. Carnival Valor will resume service April 29, 2021. Carnival Spirit resumes from Singapore to Brisbane on June 12, 2021.
Carnival Radiance and Mardi Gras
Carnival Radiance is delayed until at least Spring 2021. The launch date for Mardi Gras has now been pushed back to February 6, 2021. On July 7, Carnival announced several fleet changes to make up for the absent vessels.
Australia & New Zealand
On August 27, Carnival Cruise Line announced it will suspend all Australia & New Zealand cruises until December 2, 2020.

Celebrity Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Celebrity Cruises is following all regulations set forth by CLIA. You can find specifics
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Celebrity Cruises has canceled all sailings through November 30, 2020. All cruises in Asia, Australia and New Zealand are now cancelled for the entire 2020-2021 cruise season.

Celestyal Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about Celestyal Cruises ' travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All cruise operations are suspended until March 6, 2021.

Coral Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
You can find Coral Expeditions' most recent travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Coral Expeditions resumed operations in Australia on October 13, 2020.

Costa Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Costa is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specific travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Costa Cruises is operating a phased return to cruising, with operations restarting on Costa Deliziosa on September 6, and Costa Diadema on September 19, both offering week-long cruises for Italians only. Costa Smerelda is scheduled to restart in October and Costa Firenze in December.

CroisiEurope

Itinerary Changes
CroisiEurope resumed river cruise services on July 13, 2020 on the Rhone in France, and will resume on July 31 on the Danube. The line's ocean ship resumed service on July 29, 2020. Updated information is listed
here
.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages was placed into administration on July 20, 2020. All future cruises are cancelled.

Crystal Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Crystal Cruises is following all CLIA regulations for its ocean and yacht cruises, and is offering reduced deposits on all 2021, 2022 and 2023 voyages. You can find specific information
here
Itinerary changes
Crystal has canceled all ocean, river and yacht sailings for the remainder of 2020. Sailings are expected to resume with the Jan 3, 2021 sailing of Crystal Esprit. Crystal's first scheduled river cruise departure is the March 26, 2021 voyage aboard Crystal Bach.

Cunard Line

Travel Restrictions
Cunard Line is following all CLIA regulations; you can find specific information
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Cunard has suspended operations through March 25, 2021 for Queen Elizabeth; April 18, 2021 for Queen Mary 2 and May 16, 2021 for Queen Victoria.

Disney Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel restrictions and other coronavirus-related announcements from Disney Cruise Line
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All Disney Cruise Line sailings are cancelled "at least" through December 6, 2020. Disney Fantasy is cancelled through December 6; Disney Dream and Disney Wonder through December 11; and Disney Magic through December 12, 2020.

Dream Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel restrictions and other coronavirus-related announcements from Dream Cruises
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Dream Cruises resumed sailing on Explorer Dream, in Taiwan, on July 26. There will be no Australia season between October 2020 and February 2021.

Emerald Waterways / Evergreen Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Emerald Waterways/Evergreen is following all CLIA regulations. You can find a FAQ about coronavirus and Emerald's policies
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All Emerald Waterways/Evergreen itineraries are suspended through December 31, 2020.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Travel Restrictions
You can find a series of questions and answers about coronavirus and how Fred. Olsen is responding
here
.
Itinerary Changes
On August 21, Fred.Olsen confirmed that Black Watch and Boudicca would depart the Fred. Olsen fleet. Sailings on both vessels will be replaced by the newer acquisitions from Holland America Line, which will enter service as Bolette and Borealis.
Fred. Olsen has currently suspended its sailings as follows:
  • Balmoral: Suspended through December 22
  • Black Watch: Suspended to December 22; ship to leave fleet
  • Boudicca: Suspended until March 25, 2021; ship to leave fleet
  • Braemar: Suspended to March 20, 2021
  • 2021 Grand Voyage: segments suspended to March 11, 2021

G Adventures

Travel Restrictions
You can find a series of questions and answers about coronavirus and how G Adventures is responding
here
.
Itinerary Changes
G Adventures has suspended all cruises until January 2021.

Gate 1 Travel

Itinerary Changes
All departures through March 31, 2021 have been canceled.

Grand Circle Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
You can find Grand Circle's most recent travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Grand Cirlce has cancelled all trips through December 31, 2020.
Asia
Grand Circle has canceled all departures, optional trip extensions and stopovers in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Mongolia in 2020 and 2021.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has a full list of COVID-19 restrictions and information
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Voyages have resumed aboard Europa 2 and Hanseatic Inspiration for German, Austrian and Swiss citizens only. Sailings aboard Europa and Hanseatic Nature will resume in September. Bremen was transferred out of the fleet.

Hebridean Island Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find Hebridean's most recent travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Hebridean has cancelled all trips for the remainder of 2020, including its river ship, Royal Crown.

Heritage Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
Boarding will be denied to all persons who have within 14 days before embarkation traveled from, visited or transited via airports in Iran, South Korea and China, including Hong Kong and Macau, and any municipality in Italy subject to lockdown (quarantine) measures by the Italian Government, as designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Preboarding screening will be conducted for all persons who have within 14 days before embarkation traveled from, visited or transited via airports in any destinations listed on the U.S. CDC "Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel" page. Illness screening includes symptom history checks for fever, cough and difficulty breathing in the 14 days before embarkation and taking of temperature.
Boarding will be denied to all persons who have within 14 days before embarkation had close contact with, or helped care for, anyone suspected or diagnosed as having Coronavirus, or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure to COVID-19.
Preboarding screening will be conducted to effectuate these prevention measures. Enhanced screening and initial medical support are to be provided, as needed, to any persons exhibiting symptoms of suspected COVID-19.
Itinerary Changes
Select Mekong River voyages will be altered due to the closures of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam.

Holland America Line

Travel Restrictions
Holland America Line is following all CLIA regulations. You can find specifics
here
.
Itinerary Changes
On August 11, Holland America announced it is pausing the global operations of its fleet through December 15, 2020.
On July 15, Holland America announced that Maasdam, Veendam, Rotterdam and Amsterdam would leave the fleet this year. Most cruises aboard these ships have been cancelled. The 2021 Grand Voyage has been cancelled and moved to 2022, where it will operate aboard Zaandam. Rotterdam's Grand Africa Voyage in October 2021 will now take place aboard Zaandam on the same dates.
The
Holland America Line website
has the latest information.

Hurtigruten

Travel Restrictions
Hurtigruten is following guidelines and recommendations from the World Health Association, the CDC; Norway’s Institute of Public Health (FHI), the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators and CLIA. You can find specific travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Hurtigruten restarted a limited Norwegian coastal voyage service on June 16 with four ships and had restarted Arctic cruises from June 26.
On August 3, the line cancelled all expedition voyages until January 2021 following a COVID-19 outbreak aboard Roald Amundsen.
On October 15, the line announced it would cancel its entire 2020-2021 Antarctic season that was scheduled to run through March.

Lindblad

Travel Restrictions
Lindblad has implemented the following protocols for protecting against coronavirus:
Passengers who have traveled from, visited or transited via airports in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days before embarkation will not be able to travel on their scheduled voyages.
The line is asking passengers health questions related to the diagnosis of or potential exposure to coronavirus, and additional screening is taking place at the time of embarkation, with a representative of the cruise line's medical staff overseeing the process.
Itinerary Changes
Lindblad sailings are currently suspended through December 31, 2020. The company's 2020-2021 Antarctic voyages have been postponed until 2021-2022.

The Majestic Line

Travel Restrictions
The Majestic Line successfully restarted cruising in the UK. However, on October 9, the line announced the cancellation of all remaining 2020 cruises due to the restriction of alcohol service by the Scottish government.
The line will resume sailing in 2021.
Itinerary Changes
There are no itinerary changes to report at this time.

Maple Leaf Adventures

Itinerary Changes
Maple Leaf Adventures has cancelled all 2020 cruise itineraries. The company hopes to restart its 2021 cruises around British Columbia.

Marella Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about Marella Cruises' coronavirus-related travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Marella Cruises canceled all sailings until November 15, and has confirmed that just one ship will sail this year -- Marella Explorer from On Canary Island itineraries from November 16.

Metropolitan Touring

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about Metropolitan Touring's coronavirus-related travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Metropolitan Touring resumed limited service in the Galapagos Islands on August 2, 2020.

MSC Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find MSC's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
You can find a full list of canceled or modified itineraries
here
.
MSC has suspended cruise operations through October 31 for its Caribbean voyages from North America. The line restarted limited cruises aboard MSC Grandiosa on August 16 from Genoa.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Travel Restrictions
A list of Norwegian's travel restrictions can be found
here
.
On August 26, Norwegian announced that passengers booked on 2020 sailings could cancel without penalty up to 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers booked on voyages from January 1 to October 31, 2021, can cancel up to 15 days in advance. Final payment for sailings through March 31, 2021 is now extended to 60 days prior to sailing, from the standard 120 days.
Itinerary Changes
Norwegian Cruise Line has suspended operations through November 30. In addition, cruises on Norwegian Star, Norwegian Spirit, and Norwegian Dawn have been canceled through March 2021.

NYK Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Japan's NYK Cruises plans to resume short sailings beginning in November 2020.

Oceania Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find a full list of Oceania's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Oceania has canceled all cruises through November 30, 2020.

Pandaw Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Pandaw has canceled all cruises until July 2020.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about travel restrictions for Paul Gauguin cruises
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Paul Gauguin Cruises restarted sailings on July 11 for residents of French Polynesia, and July 29 for international travelers. After a COVID-19 outbreak onboard the July 29 sailing, the ship will resume operations as of August 22

P&O Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find a full list of P&O Cruises' coronavirus-related travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
P&O Cruises has cancelled all cruises until January 2021.

P&O Cruises Australia

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel notices and advisories from P&O Cruises
here
.
Itinerary Changes
P&O Cruises Australia is extending its suspension of operations in Australia and New Zealand until January 8, 2021.
All Pacific Dawn voyages are now cancelled, as the vessel will leave the P&O fleet immediately.

Pearl Seas Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Pearl Seas has canceled all cruises through December 31, 2020. The line will resume sailings in 2021.

Ponant

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel notices and advisories from Ponant
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Ponant restarted operations with cruises in France in July. The full list of currently canceled cruises can be viewed on the line's website.

Poseidon Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of travel notices and advisories from Poseidon Expeditions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All 2020 Arctic sailings have been postponed until 2021. The upcoming 2020 Antarctic season was formally cancelled on September 22.

Princess Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find all of Princess Cruises' coronavirus-related notices and advisories
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Princess Cruises has canceled sailings on most of its fleet through December 15, 2020, including voyages in Asia, the Caribbean, the California Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, the Panama Canal, South America, Antarctica, Japan, Tahiti and the South Pacific. The Alaska season has also been canceled, and the five wilderness lodges, trains and buses operated by Princess in Alaska will not open this summer.
Cruises in and out of Australia and New Zealand on Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess and Sun Princess are canceled through December 12, 2020.
Additionally, Princess has cancelled its 2021 world cruise voyages aboard Island Princess and Pacific Princess, including all related sub-segments. The world cruise aboard Sea Princess that is scheduled to depart in late-May, early-June is still going ahead at this time.
On September 21, Princess Cruises announced the sale of Sun Princess and Sea Princess. Both vessels will leave the fleet immediately, and all future sailings aboard both ships have been cancelled.
The
Princess website
has the latest information.

Pullmantur Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of Pullmantur Cruises' travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Pullmantur has suspended all cruise operations up to November 15, 2020. On June 22, the line filed for creditor protection (reorganization) in Spain. All future voyages are cancelled.

Quark Expeditions

Travel Restrictions
You can find a list of Quark Expeditions' travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Quark has canceled its 2020 Arctic season that was originally set to begin on May 1. All Arctic and North Pole departures from May 1 through September 19 are suspended or rescheduled. Voyages departing after September 19, and Quark's winter program in the Antarctic, remain on-track.

Regent Seven Seas

Travel Restrictions
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is following all of the CLIA regulations; you can find more specific information
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Regent has suspended its global cruise operations through November 30.

Riviera Travel

Travel RestrictionsFind out the latest on Riviera Travel by visiting
its website
.
Itinerary Changes
Riviera Travel has canceled all cruises until further notice.

Royal Caribbean

Travel Restrictions
You can find a full list of Royal Caribbean's health protocols
here
. The line is following all CLIA regulations.
Itinerary Changes
Royal Caribbean has canceled all sailings through November 30, 2020, excluding sailings from Hong Kong. The line has confirmed it qill restart cruising from Singapore on December 1, for Singaporeans only. Voyages to Australia and New Zealand are suspended until January 1, 2021.

Saga Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Saga Cruises has cancelled all cruises until Feb 5 aboard the new Spirit of Adventure; and until March 7 aboard Spirit of Discovery.

Scenic

Travel Restrictions
Scenic has now introduced a new Deposit Protection Plan, which allows passengers to change their travel dates or itinerary up to 90 days before departure. You can find specific information about Scenic's policies here.
Itinerary Changes
The Scenic Group has suspended all river and ocean cruise operations until December 31, 2020.

Sea Cloud Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Sea Cloud Cruises has suspended all Caribbean sailings and transatlantic crossings for the Winter 2020-2021 season. The line expects to restart operations in Spring 2021.

Seabourn

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information about Seabourn's travel restrictions
here
. (Scroll down to the Health Travel Advisory.)
Itinerary Changes
Seabourn suspended global operations into 2021 for all vessels, including changes announced on October 6:
  • Seabourn Encore: canceled through May 28, 2021
  • Seabourn Ovation: canceled through April 18, 2021
  • Seabourn Quest: canceled through May 10, 2021
  • Seabourn Sojourn: canceled through May 24, 2021, including the elimination of the 2021 World Cruise.
  • Seabourn Odyssey: canceled through January 15, 2021
In addition, the line announced a further delay of its new purpose-built expedition vessel, Seabourn Venture, until December 2021.

SeaDream Yacht Club

Travel Restrictions
You can find a full list of SeaDream's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
SeaDream has resumed operations in Norway for Norwegian and Scandinavian residents only at this time. The first sailing set out on June 20, 2020.
Cruises from Barbados are expected to begin in November.

Silversea

Travel Restrictions
Silversea is following all CLIA regulations. You can find a list of specific travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Silversea has suspended sailings of its fleet until the following dates: Silver Cloud: March 19, 2021. Silver Wind: June 14, 2021. Silver Shadow: December 4. Silver Spirit: December 1. Silver Muse: December 20. Silver Whisper: December 9. Silver Explorer: February 9, 2021. Silver Moon: December 8. Silver Dawn: November 9, 2021. Silver Origin: December 5.

Star Clippers

Itinerary Changes
Star Clippers is suspending all cruise operations until January 2, 2021.

Star Cruises

Travel Restrictions
Star Cruises has suspended the boarding of passengers living in Wuhan and Hubei Province as well as their close contacts. Passengers who do not wish to travel due to the coronavirus outbreak are offered an unconditional refund.
Itinerary Changes
Asia-based Star Cruises has suspended the operation of SuperStar Gemini and SuperStar Aquarius. All cruises have been canceled until further notice. Booked passengers have the option to change their cruise date or cancel with a full refund.

Tauck

Itinerary Changes
Tauck is suspending all cruise and tour operations through December 31, 2020.

Teeming River Cruises

Itinerary Changes
You can find a complete list of Teeming's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Teeming has suspended its river cruise operations, with most departures now moving to dates in 2021.

Titan

Itinerary Changes
Titan is suspending all cruise and tour operations through January 31, 2021.

Travelmarvel

Itinerary Changes
You can find a complete list of Travelmarvel's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
All cruises and tours are suspended until June 30. No further updates have been given.

TUI

Itinerary Changes
After a successful restart in Germany, TUI will commence inter-island cruises in the Canary Islands aboard Mein Schiff 2 from October 30.

Tui River Cruises

Tui River Cruises is a new river line by Tui that was originally due to debut in March 2020 in Amsterdam.
Itinerary Changes
In April 2020, the line announced sailings will commence on November 26, 2020.

UnCruise Adventures

UnCruise restarted sailings in Alaska on August 1, but a COVID-19 positive test on the first sailing led the line to cancel its 2020 Alaska season.

Uniworld

Itinerary Changes
You can find a complete list of Uniworld's travel restrictions
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Uniworld has suspended all river cruises until January 2021.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel

Itinerary Changes
Vantage has extended its operational pause on all sailings through the remainder of 2020.

Variety Cruises

Itinerary Changes
Variety resumed operations in Greece as of July 24, 2020. Voyages to the Seychelles will begin on September 12, 2020, with the rest of the fleet resuming service later in 2020 and into 2021.

Victoria Cruise Lines

Itinerary Changes
Victoria Cruises, which operates three-, four- and seven-night itineraries on the Yangtze River, canceled six sailings through February 16. (The Yangtze season is typically late March to October. These were off-season winter sailings.)

Victory Cruise Lines

Itinerary Changes
Victory Cruise Lines has cancelled all sailings for the remainder of 2020 and will resume in 2021. The line will also offer cruisetour packages departing roundtrip Cancun, Mexico in November and December 2021.

Viking Cruises

Travel Restrictions
You can find specific information regarding travel restrictions for both Viking River and Viking Ocean
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Viking has canceled all river and ocean cruises for the remainder of 2020. For passengers booked on one of the canceled sailings, Viking is offering Future Cruise Credit of 125 percent of the fare paid or a refund equal to the amount paid. Passengers have 24 months to use their FCC. If passengers opting for FCC are then unable to use their voucher, Viking will automatically send a refund equal to the original amount paid.

Virgin Voyages

Travel Restrictions
Virgin Voyages is following all CLIA regulations. You can find more specific information
here
.
Itinerary Changes
Virgin Voyages has postponed the inaugural season of the line's debut ship, Scarlet Lady, until January 3, 2021.
Those booked on a cruise that has been canceled can opt for the following:
  • 200 percent in Future Voyage Credit which can be applied to another sailing, rather than a refund. This is double the value of a Sailor’s existing booking.
  • 100 percent refund, plus 25 percent Future Voyage Credit on the value paid to use for a future booking.
Bookings made prior to December 10, 2021 for sailings in 2021 and 2022 will be eligible for cancellation up to 48 hours in advance, with a full credit given.

Windstar

Travel Restrictions
On August 27, Windstar suspended all cruise operations until January 1, 2021 due to the ongoing health crisis.
Itinerary Changes
Those booked on a canceled cruise will receive the following:
  • For those guests with canceled cruises due to this extension, Windstar is offering a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) valued at 125 percent of all monies paid to Windstar Cruises on the booking. Guests will have 24 months to book and sail with their FCC. Guests may also request to exchange the FCC for a refund of 100% of monies paid to Windstar Cruises on the canceled booking.

Zegrahm Expeditions

Itinerary Changes
Zegrahm Expeditions has suspended its sailings until further notice.
Cruise Critic will update this story with developments as they are announced.
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(4:25 p.m. EDT) -- Cruise lines -- and people who love sailing on cruise ships -- greeted the news that lines can begin a phased resumption of service with a sigh of relief, as well as more questions.

The 40-page directive from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is called the "framework for conditional sailing" and outlines the lengthy process that cruise lines must go through to begin taking passengers again.

The requirements put forth by the CDC, such as COVID-19 testing for all passengers and crew at both embarkation and debarkat

When Are Cruise Lines Around the World Expected To Resume Service?

(Updated 12:25 p.m. EDT) -- With ocean and river cruise lines temporarily suspending service around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping track of the seemingly minute-by-minute changes to the cruise industry can be challenging.

Most cruise lines voluntarily paused sailings for the meantime after being faced with port closures; a lack of suitable infrastructure, including flights; and increased travel restrictions that change on a country-by-country basis. CLIA,the Cruise Lines International Association that represents most cruise lines, issued a further volunatary suspension in operations through October 31.

The U.S. Centers for Diseas

Royal Caribbean Reports $1.3-Billion Loss, No Word on Cruise Return to Service

(12:45 p.m. EDT) -- In a less optimistic call than in previous quarters, Royal Caribbean Group reported a $1.3-billion loss for the third quarter of 2020 on Thursday, and remained mum on chances that the current "No Sail" order would be revoked this week.

Although limited sailings had returned to service this fall aboard European subsidiaries TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the company continues to burn through $250 to $290 million per month in hot and cold layup expenses as its global fleet awaits a return to service following the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Roughly half of all cruisers on cancelled sailings are electing to take cash refunds, while the remaining fifty percent

13 Times This Cruise Cat Was Absolutely Purr-fect For Halloween

If you're familiar with Celebrity Cruises' Kate McCue -- the first American female to captain a mega-cruise ship -- you probably know all about her not-so-furry feline friend.

Bug Naked -- a hairless Elf Sphynx who traverses the seven seas with Captain Kate, and spends her nine lives sunbathing in the bridge -- has become an internet sensation all on her own. And if you follow Captain Kate or Bug on Instagram, you'll regularly spot this naked cat sporting the most un-fur-gettable costumes.

Just in time for spooky season, here are 13 times Bug Naked had the purr-fect costume for Halloween.

1. That time Bug flexed her meow-scles as the perfect Pop-Eye

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