Search alerts

AMAWATERWAYS: Cruise operator suspends all remaining 2020 river sailings in three continents

The cruise operator has announced that it has cancelled the rest of its scheduled 2020 river cruises in Europe, Asia and Africa; this suspension does not though apply to the chartered river cruises being operated on the Rhine in partnership with a German tour operator. Passengers affected will be offered a future cruise credit equal to 115% of the value of their purchase, which will be valid for sailings through to the end of 2022.
Australia
Canada
Germany
New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States of America
Cruise
AmaWaterways
Leisure

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS: Cruise group to extend suspension of operations until 30 November 2020

The group has announced that all three of its brands - Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises - will now extend the suspension of operations until at least 30 November.
Norway
United Kingdom
United States of America
Cruise
Norwegian Cruises
Oceania Cruises
Regent Seven Sea Cruises
Leisure

DISNEY CRUISE LINE: Cruise line extends suspension of all departures until at least 6 December 2020

The cruise line has confirmed that it has extended the suspension of all departures until at least 6 December; canceled sailings include those on the Disney Fantasy through to 6 December, the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder through to 11 December and the Disney Magic through to 12 December.
Australia
Canada
New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States of America
Cruise
Disney Cruise Line
Leisure

PRINCESS CRUISES: Cruise line cancels two sailings in early 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions

Princess Cruises has announced that it will cancel early 2021 sailings on two ships, citing restrictions on travel, borders and ports relating to COVID-19 as the cause. The ships affected are the Island Princess and Pacific Princess, which were due to sail from North America and Australia respectively.
Australia
United States of America
Cruise
Princess Cruises
Leisure

VICTORIA CRUISE LINES: U.S. cruise operator returns to China's Yangtze River

U.S. managed operator Victoria Cruise Lines has launched its first sailing on China's Yangtze River since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the renovated 'Victoria Katarina' having set sail on 17 August; two further vessels are also set to depart in September on weekly sailings between Chongqing and Yichang. The ships will be sailing at 50% capacity, and included among a number of adaptive measures installed are hospital grade particle filtration units in the air conditioning.
Mainland China
Cruise
Victoria Cruise Lines
Leisure

VIKING CRUISES: Cruise line cancels all remaining sailings in 2020

The Swiss-based river, ocean, and expedition cruise operator has announced that it has cancelled all river and ocean sailings through to the end of 2020 due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic; guests with cancelled cruises will be offered 125% future credit.
Australia
Canada
United Kingdom
United States of America
Cruise
Viking Cruises

HOLLAND AMERICA: Cruise line extends suspension of sailings until 15 December 2020

Holland America Line has confirmed in a press release that it is extending its pause of cruise operations and cancelling departures on all ships through to 15 December, following the continuation of travel and port restrictions due to global COVID-19 health concerns.The pause extension affects sailings from, to and via the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Pacific Coastal, South America, Antarctica, Hawaii, South Pacific, Australia and Asia.
Australia
Mexico
Panama
United States of America
Cruise
Holland America Line
Leisure

SEABOURN: Cruise line announces further cancellation of sailings on three ships

The Seattle-based ultra-luxury cruise line has announced the cancellation of sailings on three ships as part of an extension in the pause of global ship operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the operator has previously already announced the suspension operations from until 20 November. Sailings on the Encore will be suspended until 25 November, the Ovation until 20 December and the Sojourn until 24 May 2021.
Australia
Canada
United States of America
Cruise
Seabourn
Leisure

P&O CRUISES: Suspension of sailings extended until 12 November 2020

The cruise line has extended its suspension of sailings until mid-November and cancelled a pair of long-haul itineraries next year following guidance from the British foreign office. Guests booked to sail on cancelled cruises will automatically receive a 125% future cruise credit or they can opt for a 100% refund.
United Kingdom
United States of America
Cruise
P&O Cruises
Leisure

CELEBRITY CRUISES: Global suspension of most cruises now extended until 31 October 2020

Celebrity Cruises, a member of the Royal Caribbean group, has re-confirmed that the majority of sailings globally have been voluntarily extended until at least 31 October. In a statement the operator cited that the health and safety of their guests, crew, and the communities they visit is their top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension currently only excludes sailings from China and Australia.
Canada
United States of America
Cruise
Celebrity Cruises
Royal Caribbean
Leisure

NORWAY: Country suspends docking for cruise ships with over 100 passengers

The country's government has announced that it has stopped all cruise ships with more than 100 people on board from disembarking in Norwegian ports for 14 days effective yesterday, 3 August; this follows a recent outbreak of COVID-19 on board a ship operated by Norwegian company Hurtigruten. Any ships that have not yet departed will not be able to dock at Norwegian ports while the restriction is in effect.
Norway
Borders
Cruise
Leisure

CRYSTAL CRUISES: U.S cruise line cancels remainder of 2020 sailings

U.S. based line Crystal Cruises have taken the decision to cancel the remainder of their 2020 sailings, citing the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 pandemic; this includes all ocean cruises on the Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Esprit. The operator recently launched health and safety protocols and procedures, Crystal Clean+ 2.0, for when services eventually resume.
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States of America
Cruise
Crystal Cruises
Leisure

CENTURY CRUISES: River cruise provider to resume sailings on China's Yangtze river

The river cruise line, headquartered in China's Chongqing, has announced that it will resume multi-day cruise programs on the country's Yangtze and Jialing rivers in August, around eight months after the COVID-19 pandemic started. Initially, river cruise lines will be restricted to 50% passenger capacity, and sailings are open to domestic travellers only.
Mainland China
Cruise
Century Cruises
Leisure

CRUISE AND MARITIME VOYAGES: UK-based operator ceases operations

British passenger cruise line Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) has ceased operations after failing to secure the necessary funding. CMV sourced mainly British passengers and operated six cruise ships: the Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Astoria, Astor, Marco Polo and Magellan.
United Kingdom
Cruise
Cruise and Maritime Voyages
Leisure

ROYAL CARIBBEAN: Group extends cruise suspension until 30 September 2020

The Royal Caribbean group has announced the decision to extend the suspension of cruise sailings for passengers due to depart on or before 30 September. Included among the group’s brands are Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea.
Australia
Canada
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Mexico
Middle East
New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States of America
Cruise
Royal Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises
Azamara
Silversea Cruises
Leisure

UNITED STATES: Suspension on many U.S cruises extended until 30 September 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. have extended a no-sail order for cruise ships from ports in the country through to 30 September - it was previously set to expire on 24 July. The order applies to ships with the capacity to carry 250 passengers or more, meaning that a number of small-ship ocean and river operators are though excluded and free to resume sailings this summer.
United States of America
Cruise
Leisure

AMERICAN CRUISE LINES: Operator announces cancelled Alaska sailing

American Cruise Lines announced on 8 July that it has cancelled plans to resume sailing in Alaska this summer, due to concerns in the spike in COVID-19 cases within the U.S. The Connecticut-based line operates twelve small cruise ships along the Eastern and Western Seaboards, as well as the Mississippi-Ohio and Columbia-Snake river systems of the United States
United States of America
Cruise
American Cruise Lines
Leisure

UNITED KINGDOM: Government advises citizens against all cruise travel

The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has today, 9 July, advised British citizens against all cruise ship travel. The decision is cited as being due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and is based on medical advice from Public Health England, the country's health authority.
United Kingdom
Cruise
Leisure

HURTIGRUTEN: Norwegian cruise line to increase sailings from September 2020

Norway-based cruise line Hurtigruten have announced plans to ramp up operations by putting 14 of its 16 ships back into service by the end of September; last month, they were already have said to put the first ocean cruise ship in the world back into action, when the Finnmarken departed on 16 June. Sailings resuming in September will include short-break expeditions around the British Isles.
Norway
United Kingdom
Cruise
Hurtigruten
Leisure

UNITED STATES: U.S cruise suspension set to extend until 15 September 2020

Cruise sailings in the U.S have largely been suspended until 15 September, after member operators of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have voluntary extended their pauses in operations. Although U.S authorities are set to lift the suspension on sailings of 250 people or more from 24 July, many operators agree that they will need more time to resolve barriers to resuming their cruises. Members of CLIA include Carnival, Disney, Holland America Line, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Princess Cruises.
United States of America
Cruise
Carnival Cruises
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruises
Royal Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises
Princess Cruises
Leisure