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 16: Costa Luminosa (Italy)

May 18: Majestic Line (UK)

May 20: MSC Virtuosa (UK)

May 22: Viking Venus (UK)

May 22: AIDAsol (Germany)

May 23: AIDAblu (Greece)

May 28: Variety Cruises Galileo (Greece)


Caribbean bound: Celebrity Millennium (Picture: Celebrity Cruises)

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: Celestyal Crystal (Greece)

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 20: Freedom of the Seas (test cruise – Miami)

June 20: MSC Musica (Germany)

June 20: MSC Magnifica (Italy)

June 21: MSC Preziosa (Germany)

June 25: Marella Explorer (UK)

June 25: Grand Classica, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (test cruise – Palm Beach)

June 26: Celebrity Edge (US)

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)

June 29: Disney Dream (test cruise – Port Canaveral)


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

July 1: Viking Sea (Malta)

July 2: Freedom of the Seas (Miami)

July 2: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (US)

July 3: Carnival Vista (Galveston)

July 3: Crystal Serenity (Bahamas)

July 3: Celebrity Silhouette (UK)

July 3: Seabourn Ovation (Greece)

July 3: MSC Seaview (Germany)

July 4: Costa Firenze (Italy)

July 4: Celebrity Flora (Galapagos)

July 5: Fred Olsen Borealis (UK)

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

July 7: National Geographic Explorer (Iceland)

July 10: Marella Explorer 2 (UK)

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

July 15: Carnival Breeze (Galveston)

July 15: Disney Magic (UK)

July 17: Crystal Endeavor (Iceland)

July 17: MSC Meraviglia (test cruise – Miami)

July 18: Seabourn Odyssey (Barbados)

July 19: Tradewind Voyages Golden Horizon (UK)

July 19: Cunard Queen Elizabeth (UK)

July 19: Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas (Seattle)

July 23: Celebrity Summit (Seattle)

July 24: Celebrity Xpedition (Galapagos)

July 24: Nieuw Amsterdam (Seattle)

July 25: Celebrity Equinox (Fort Lauderdale)

July 25: Norwegian Jade (Greece)

July 25: Majestic Princess (Seattle)

July 26: Saga Spirit of Adventure (UK)

July 26: Riviera Travel Seaventure (UK)

July 27: Allure of the Seas (test cruise – Port Canaveral)

July 29: Silver Muse (Seattle)

July 30: Silver Shadow (Iceland)

July 31: Regal Princess (UK)

July 31: Odyssey of the Seas (Fort Lauderdale)

July 31: Mardi Gras (Port Canaveral)


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

August 1: MSC Seashore (Italy)

August 1: Hurtigruten Maud (UK)

August 1: Symphony of the Seas (test cruise – Miami)

August 1: Mariner of the Seas (test cruise – TBA)

August 2: MSC Meraviglia (Miami)

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 7: Norwegian Bliss (Seattle)

August 7: Carnival Magic (Port Canaveral)

August 8: Allure of the Seas (Port Canaveral)

August 11: Independence of the Seas (test cruise – TBA)

August 13: Ovation of the Seas (Seattle)

August 14: Symphony of the Seas (Miami)

August 14: Carnival Sunrise (Miami)

August 15: Norwegian Gem (Dominican Republic)

August 15: Holland America Line Eurodam (Greece)

August 15: Independence of the Seas (Galveston)

August 16: Fred Olsen Bolette (UK)

August 21: Carnival Panorama (Long Beach)

August 23: Mariner of the Seas (Port Canaveral)

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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