Line by line – the cruise companies which have cancelled sailings (and when they plan to restart)

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Defiant: The message from Sky Princess (Picture: Princess Cruises)

Last update: October 27

Update on cruise lines suspending operations, with the current planned resumption date. Lines or itineraries in bold have already restarted sailing. Lines highlighted in red have cancelled the rest of 2020 sailings. In the US, the CDC has extended the ‘no-sail’ ban until October 31. Please use the links to refer to individual company websites for details:

AidaOctober 17 in Italy

Alaskan Dream Cruises – No sailings until 2021

AmaWaterways – Cancelled for the rest of 2020, apart chartered sailings that started in Germany in July

American Cruise Lines – Suspended until December 5

American Queen Steamboat Company – Sailings cancelled until 2021

AranuiAugust 8 (excluding one-off cruise for local passengers on July 18)

A-RosaJune 17 

Australis – September 2021 (the start of the next season)

Avalon – Suspended until January 31

Azamara – Cancelled 2020 sailings. Planned return to service on March 20, 2021 (Quest); April 9 (Journey); May 9 (Pursuit)

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – December 18

Carnival Cruise Line Suspended until at least December 1

Celebrity – Suspended until at least November 30

Celestyal – March 6, 2021

CMV – Ceased trading on July 20. See story here. But could it come back? See story here

Coral Expeditions – Restarted for Australian guests on October 14

CostaSeptember 6 (Costa Deliziosa from Trieste); September 19 (Costa Diadema from Genoa); October 10 (Costa Smeralda from Savona)

CroisiEuropeJuly 13

Crystal Cruises – all ocean, yacht and river sailings cancelled for 2020. See story here

Cunard – March 25, 2021 (Queen Elizabeth);  April 18 (QM2);  May 16 (Queen Victoria)

Disney – Suspended until at least December 6

Dream CruisesJuly 26

Emerald Waterways – Cancelled for 2020

European WaterwaysJuly 12

Fred. Olsen ocean ships – Cancelled for 2020. Balmoral suspended until January 20, 2021. Bolette, Borealis and Braemar to start sailing in March and April

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Frozen out: G Expedition won’t be sailing this year (Picture: G Adventures)

G Adventures – All G Expedition trips cancelled for 2020, and other tours suspended for the rest of the year, except for a few in Europe

Hapag-Lloyd CruisesJuly 31

Hebridean Island Cruises – Cancelled for 2020. See story here

Holland America – Suspended until at least December 15

HurtigrutenJune 16

Majestic LineAugust 29 (read my review of one of the first sailings here). However, it cancelled cruises for the rest of 2020 on October 9 after the Scottish government imposed new rules on serving alcohol.

Marella – Suspended until November 16

MSC CruisesAugust 16 (Grandiosa); October 19 (Magnifica). See story here

NCL – Sailings cancelled throughout November

Oceania – Suspended throughout November

P&O Cruises – Cruises cancelled for 2020, with Caribbean sailings suspended until the end of January and Southampton arrivals and departures cancelled throughout February. Arcadia and Aurora are cancelled through to the end of their spring world cruises.

Pandaw – Suspended until May 2021

Paul GauguinJuly 11 (French Polynesians); July 29 (international travellers)

PonantJuly 11 (see story here)

Enchanted Princess

Enchanted Princess was due to be christened in Southampton in June

Princess – Suspended until December 15, except for Australia and New Zealand, where departures are cancelled until the end of May 2021

Regent – Suspended throughout November. The 2021 world cruise and voyages departing up to the end of April have been cancelled on Seven Seas Mariner.

Royal Caribbean – Due to restart on December 1 with ‘voyages to nowhere’ from Singapore on Quantum of the Seas

Saga ocean ships – Sailings scrapped for 2020. The inaugural voyage of Spirit of Adventure will now be on February 5, 2021, and cruises on Spirit of Discovery have been suspended until March 7.

Scenic – Cancelled for 2020

Seabourn – Suspended until at least January 15 (Odyssey); April 18 (Ovation); May 10 (Quest); May 24 (Sojourn); May 28 (Encore). Expedition ship Seabourn Venture will now join the fleet on December 1, 2021.

Sea Cloud – April 2021

SeaDreamJune 20 (Norway). Second ship followed on June 27. The line plans to restart in the Caribbean on November 7 following a transatlantic voyage from Portsmouth (see story here).

Silversea Cruises Silver Moon

Eclipsed: Silver Moon’s launch has been put back to 2021 (Picture: Silversea)

Silversea – January 4 (Silver Spirit); January 5 (Silver Muse); January 7 (Silver Moon); January 8 (Silver Shadow); January 9 (Silver Origin); February 9, 2021 (Silver Explorer); March 19, 2021 (Silver Cloud); June 6, 2021 (Silver Whisper); June 14, 2021 (Silver Wind); November 9, 2021 (Silver Dawn)

Star Clippers – Suspended until at least January 2, 2021

TUI ocean cruises (Germany)July 24

TUI river cruises – November 26

UnCruiseAugust 1 (but had to cancel rest of season, see story here)

Uniworld – Cancelled rest of sailings in 2020

Variety Cruises July 24 (Galileo in the Greek Islands); January 16 (Seychelles)

Victory Cruise Line – Suspended throughout 2020

Viking – all remaining ocean and river cruises cancelled for 2020. See story here

Virgin – Suspended until January 3, 2021

Windstar – Cancelled for the rest of 2020

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