Month by month, ship by ship… the calendar of when ocean cruising is coming back

For more than a year, I have been following the suspensions, cancellations – and occasional resumption – of cruises in my post Line By Line – When Cruising Is Coming Back. But now some firm dates are in the diary, I thought it time to present the information in time order. Some ships are already cruising, such as MSC Grandiosa for MSC Cruises, but here is how the calendar of recent announcements is looking from May until August, 2021. First sailing dates only. Other scheduled routes may operate.


Ready to sail again: Costa Smeralda (Picture: Costa Cruises)

May 1: Costa Smeralda (Italy)

May 1: MSC Seaside (Italy)

May 14: Variety Cruises Galileo (Greece)

May 16: Costa Luminosa (Italy)

May 18: Hebridean Island Cruises Hebridean Princess (UK)

May 18: Majestic Line (UK)

May 20: MSC Virtuosa (UK)

May 22: Viking Venus (UK)

May 22: AIDAsol (Germany)

May 23: AIDAblu (Greece)

May 29: Celestyal Crystal (Greece)


Caribbean bound: Celebrity Millennium (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)

June 3: Noble Caledonia Hebridean Sky (UK)

June 4: Lindblad National Geographic Endeavour II (Galapagos)

June 5: Celebrity Millennium (St Maarten)

June 5: Lindblad National Geographic Quest (Alaska)

June 5: MSC Orchestra (Italy)

June 6: Lindblad National Geographic Venture (Alaska)

June 12: Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas (Bahamas)

June 12: MSC Splendida (Italy)

June 18: Silver Moon (Greece)

June 19: Silver Origin (Galapagos)

June 19: Celebrity Apex (Greece)

June 19: MSC Seaview (Germany)

June 19: Variety Cruises Pegasos (Seychelles)

June 20: MSC Musica (Germany)

June 20: MSC Magnifica (Italy)

June 21: MSC Preziosa (Germany)

June 25: Marella Explorer (UK)

June 26: Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas (Bermuda)

June 26: Costa Deliziosa (Italy)

June 26: Elixir Cruises Elysium (Greece)

June 27: P&O Cruises Britannia (UK)

June 27: Saga Spirit of Discovery (UK)

June 28: Celestyal Olympia (Greece)


Blowing in the wind: Golden Horizon (Picture: Tradewind Voyages)

July 1: Tradewind Voyages Golden Horizon (UK)

July 2: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (US)

July 3: Crystal Serenity (Bahamas)

July 3: Celebrity Silhouette (UK)

July 3: Seabourn Ovation (Greece)

July 4: Hurtigruten Maud (UK)

July 4: Costa Firenze (Italy)

July 4: Celebrity Flora (Galapagos)

July 5: Fred Olsen Borealis (UK)

July 5: Riviera Travel Seaventure (UK)

July 7: Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas (UK)

July 10: Marella Explorer 2 (UK)

July 10: Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas (Cyprus)

July 15: Disney Magic (UK)

July 17: Crystal Endeavor (Iceland)

July 18: Seabourn Odyssey (Barbados)

July 19: Cunard Queen Elizabeth (UK)

July 4: Celebrity Xpedition (Galapagos)

July 25: Norwegian Jade (Greece)

July 26: Saga Spirit of Adventure (UK)

July 31: Regal Princess (UK)


Sailing at last: Scarlet Lady (Picture: Virgin Voyages)

August 1: MSC Seashore (Italy)

August 5: Crystal Symphony (Antigua)

August 6: Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady (UK)

August 6: Variety Voyager (Greece)

August 7: P&O Cruises Iona (UK)

August 7: Norwegian Joy (Jamaica)

August 15: Norwegian Gem (Dominican Republic)

August 15: Holland America Line Eurodam (Greece)

August 16: Fred Olsen Bolette (UK)

August 28: Azamara Quest (Greece)

August 29: Oceania ship Marina (Copenhagen)

August 30: Sky Princess (UK)

See also:

Line by line – when cruising is coming back

Round-Britain 2021: How the main cruise lines compare

Round-Britain 2021: How the small cruise lines compare

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