When Can You Plan To Cruise Again?

Hi and welcome back,

Let’s talk about cruising and when it will return.

If you’re like me and so many others, you are ready to hit the waves, but wait, can you?

This blog is providing the latest information on cruising to and from the United States.




We all know that once the pandemic hit, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shut down cruising to and from the U.S. While there has been some slow progress, the CDC on September 30, 2020 expanded the no sail order through October 31, 2020.

According to an October 23, 2020 update by Cruiseline.com, the following cruise lines have suspended sailings through December 31, 2020:

AmaWaterways -all river cruises through December 31, 2020. The line plans to resume sailings in January 2021.

Avalon Waterways -all voyages through December 31, 2020. The line will resume sailings on January 1, 2021.

Azamara - suspended all sailings departing in 2020 which includes 2020/2021 winter sailings throughout Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, and South America. The following Azamara ships will resume on the following dates:

  • Azamara Quest - March 20, 2021,

  • Azamara Journey - April 9, 2021,

  • Azamara Pursuit - May 9, 2021.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line - will resume operations on December 18, 2020, with a sailing of the Grand Classica to Great Bahama Island.  

Carnival Cruise Line - extend its suspension until December 31, 2020. Additional suspensions include:

  • Carnival Magic itineraries operating from Miami will be canceled until March 13, 2021,

  • Carnival Paradise itineraries operating from Tampa will be canceled until March 19, 2021,

  • Carnival Valor itineraries operating from New Orleans will be canceled until April 29, 2021 (including the transatlantic cruise from New Orleans on January 25, 2021 and the return from Barcelona on February 26, 2021).

Celebrity Cruises - suspended all ship operations through November 30, 2020 and plans to resume sailings on December 1, 2020. Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada/New England sailings are slated to resume in 2021. Celebrity has suspended its full 2020/21 winter program in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Crystal Cruises - suspended all sailings through the remainder of 2020. The line expects to resume cruises on January 3, 2021.

Disney Cruise Line - suspended all sailings through at least December 6, 2020. However, the following sailings have been canceled:

  • Disney Dream and Disney Wonder sailings through December 11,

  • Disney Magic through December 12, 2020.

The following are dates when Disney ships will return into service:

  • Disney Fantasy - December 12, 2020,

  • Disney Dream - December 14, 2020, Disney Wonder - December 15, 2020  

  • Disney Magic - December 17, 2020.

Emerald Waterways - sailings are slated to resume in January 2021.

Holland America Line - pausing all cruise operations for voyages departing through December 15, 2020. Holland American has yet to announce an official date as to when it will resume sailings.

MSC Cruises - suspended all sailings from the U.S. to the Caribbean and The Bahamas, through to and including November 30, 2020. Operations will resume by MSC on December 1, 2020 in this region.

Norwegian Cruise Line - suspended to include all voyages through and including November 30, 2020. The line plans to resume operations on December 1, 2020.

Oceania Cruises - suspensions include all voyages through and including November 30, 2020. The line plans to resume sailings on December 1.

Princess Cruises - suspended through December 15 and will resume December 16.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises - suspensions to include all voyages through and including November 30, 2020. The line plans to resume sailings on December 1

Royal Caribbean Cruises International - suspension of all sailings to include those departing on or before Nov. 30, 2020. The line will resume operations on December 1, 2020.

Seabourn – paused operations of its five ships. Ships are slated to resume operation on the following dates:

  • Seabourn Odyssey - January 16, 2021

  • Seabourn Quest - May 10, 2021

  • Seabourn Ovation - April 18, 2021

  • Seabourn Encore - May 28, 2021  

Silversea Cruises - suspended all cruise operations through October 31, 2020

Viking - suspension of all cruise operations through December 31, 2020. The line plans to resume sailing operations in January 2021.

Windstar Cruises - scheduled to resume cruising operations on January 1, 2021.


If you are slated for a cruise from the United States, please contact your travel advisor/agent.




If you are ready to plan your 2021 cruise adventure and take advantage of some really great deals, contact Travel P.L.U.S. Travel Agency today!


Until next time…

I’m Oreitha Perkins, Travel Advisor-Owner of Travel P.L.U.S. Travel Agency

Where Pleasure + Leisure = Ultimate Satisfaction