When will cruise lines begin sailing again?

MSC Seaview Docked

Over the past week cruise lines began announcing cancellations and temporary suspending operations due to the outbreak of the coronavirus / COVID-19.

The first was Princess Cruises closely followed by Viking Cruises who both announced a global suspension of operations across the entire fleets. As the day went on more and more cruise lines began making announcements.

The final blow came when CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association, announced all its members would be suspending sailings from and to US ports. CLIA represents almost all cruise lines in the industry and effectively meant the end of cruise operations for at-least a month.

When will cruise lines begin sailing again?

Many lines are aiming to begin operations in April but this may change as the situation unfolds. Below is a list of cruise lines that have suspended sailings and a date they aim to begin cruise operations again. As this situation unfolds will will update this list with new information.

Here are when cruise lines will begin sailing again.

  • AIDA Cruises – Early April 2020
  • AmaWaterways – April 26, 2020
  • Avalon Waterways – May 1, 2020
  • Azamara Cruises – April 13, 2020
  • Carnival (USA) – April 10, 2020
  • Carnival (Australia) – April 12, 2020
  • Celestial – May 1, 2020
  • Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) – April 24, 2020
  • Celebrity Cruises – April 12, 2020
  • Costa Cruises – April 3, 2020
  • Disney Cruise Line – April 1, 2020
  • Emerald Waterways – 23 May, 2020
  • Fred Olsen Ocean – 23 May, 2020
  • Holland America Line – April 14, 2020
  • Marella Cruises – March 28, 2020.
  • MSC Cruises – May 1, 2020
  • Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) – April 12, 2020
  • Oceana (NCL) – April 12, 2020
  • P&O Cruises (Australia) – April 12, 2020
  • Paul Gauguin – April 12, 2020
  • Princess Cruises – May 11, 2020
  • Regent Seven Seas – April 12, 2020
  • Royal Caribbean – April 12, 2020
  • Saga Cruises – April 11, 2020
  • Scenic – May 23 , 2020
  • Silversea – April 12, 2020
  • Viking Ocean Cruises -May 1, 2020
  • Viking River Cruises – May 1, 2020
  • Uniworld – April 23, 2020
  • Virgin Voyages -July 15, 2020
  • Windstar – May 1, 2020
David McDonald
As one half of Cruise with Ben & David I am a huge cruise enthusiast and have sailed on over 30 cruises. On dry land, I am a Head of Design at a digital media company based in London. I have had the opportunity to work with brands such as the Financial Times and The Telegraph.