Last update: January 14
Update on cruise lines suspending operations, with the current planned resumption date. Lines or itineraries in bold restarted sailing in 2020. Lines highlighted in red have yet to resume cruising. In the US, the CDC has lifted the no-sail ban but replaced it with conditions for the phased reintroduction of cruises. Please use the links to refer to individual company websites for details:
Aida – October 17, 2020, in Italy. It began a Canary Islands season on December 5 but has now cancelled sailings until March 6.
Alaskan Dream Cruises – Yet to be announced.
AmaWaterways – Did not operate in 2020, apart from chartered sailings that started in Germany in July. Due to restart in the spring.
American Cruise Lines – Suspended until late February.
American Queen Steamboat Company – Suspended until March 14 (American Duchess); March 27 (American Countess): April 11 (American Empress); May 16 (American Queen)
Aranui – August 8, 2020 (excluding one-off cruise for local passengers on July 18)
A-Rosa – June 17, 2020
Australis – September 2021 (the start of the next season)
Avalon – Suspended until March 15.
Azamara – May 1 (Quest and Journey); May 9 (Pursuit).
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – Was due to be December 18, 2020, but website suspended following CDC announcement of phased return of cruising.
Carnival Cruise Line – US sailings suspended up to the end of March. The inaugural sailing of Mardi Gras has been moved to April 24.
Celebrity – Suspended until April 30 plus the May 1 transatlantic cruise on Celebrity Apex. The May-to-October Europe and transatlantic cruises on Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Constellation will also be suspended
Celestyal – April 24, 2021.
Coral Expeditions – Restarted for Australian guests on October 14, 2020.
Costa – September 6, 2020 (Costa Deliziosa from Trieste); September 19 (Costa Diadema from Genoa); October 10 (Costa Smeralda from Savona)
CroisiEurope – July 13, 2020
Crystal Cruises – Ocean, river and yacht cruises cancelled until May.
Cunard – May 17 (Queen Victoria); May 28 (QM2); June 4 (Queen Elizabeth);
Disney – Suspended until the end of March.
Dream Cruises – July 26, 2020.
Emerald Waterways – February 28, 2021.
European Waterways – July 12, 2020.
Fred. Olsen ocean ships – May 22 (Borealis); May 29 (Bolette); June 9 (Balmoral); Spring 2022 (Braemar).
G Adventures – All G Expedition trips were cancelled for 2020 and only a few tours ran in Europe.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – July 31, 2020. The line began a Canary Islands season on December 4.
Holland America – All sailings cancelled up until April 30.
Hurtigruten – June 16, 2020.
Majestic Line – August 29, 2020 (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 March 31 for European sailings and April 30 for long-haul cruises.
NCL – All cruises suspended until the end of March.
Oceania – Sailings suspended until the end of March.
P&O Cruises – Suspended into April 2021.
Pandaw – Suspended until May 2021.
Paul Gauguin – July 11, 2020 (French Polynesians); July 29 (international travellers)
Princess – Suspended until May 14.
Regent – Sailings suspended until the end of March. The 2021 world cruise and voyages departing up to the end of April have been cancelled on Seven Seas Mariner.
Royal Caribbean – Suspended until April 30 except for Quantum of the Seas, which began sailing in Singapore on December 1, 2020.
Saga ocean ships – The inaugural voyage of Spirit of Adventure will now be on May 4, 2021, and cruises on Spirit of Discovery have been suspended until April.
Scenic – River cruises cancelled until February 28, 2021; Scenic Eclipse until March 31.
Seabourn – Select voyages on Seabourn Odyssey cancelled up to November 5, 2021 (seven-day Alaska/British Columbia and Pacific Coast sailings not affected). Voyages longer than seven days on Seabourn Quest are cancelled between July 22 and November 6, 2021. On other ships, voyages are cancelled until April 18 (Ovation); May 24 (Sojourn); May 28 (Encore). Expedition ship Seabourn Venture will now join the fleet on December 1, 2021.
Sea Cloud – April 2021
Silversea – April 1 (Silver Moon); April 3 (Silver Origin); April 20 (Silver Spirit); April 28 (Silver Shadow); May 5 (Silver Cloud); May 20 (Silver Muse); May 28 (Silver Explorer); ; June 20 (Silver Whisper); November 9 (Silver Dawn); November 20 (Silver Wind)
Star Clippers – Suspended until April 3, 2021 (Star Clipper); April 16 (Star Flyer); April 19 (Royal Clipper)
TUI ocean cruises (Germany) – July 24, 2020.
TUI river cruises – March 2021
Uniworld – Cancelled rest of sailings in 2020.
Variety Cruises – July 24, 2020 (Galileo in the Greek Islands); January 16 (Seychelles)
Victory Cruise Line – Suspended until May.
Virgin – May 9 (Scarlet Lady); November 14, 2021 (Valiant Lady). For her inaugural season, Valiant Lady will join Scarlet Lady in the Caribbean sailing from Miami. Valiant Lady will then return to Europe for the 2022 Med season.
Windstar – May 1 (Star Legend); May 6 (Wind Spirit); May 9 (Wind Surf); May 15 (Star Breeze); May 22 (Wind Star). Star Pride will make its debut as a newly stretched ship in Dover on July 14.