While most ocean cruise lines are still waiting to restart cruise operations, here are the major ocean cruise lines that already have at least one cruise ship back at sea. The cruise lines that have started back up have done so with one cruise ship at a time and with new enhanced health protocols.
MSC Cruises – MSC Cruises was the first major cruise line to resume service when MSC Grandiosa began offering cruises from Italy. The cruise ship has completed seven successful sailings so far and that has led the cruise line to add a second ship this month.
MSC Magnifica will resume cruises on October 19, 2020 and sail from Genoa, Italy.
Costa Cruises – Costa Cruises is the first of Carnival Corporation’s cruise lines to resume service. The cruise line currently has two cruise ships offering cruises and yesterday they announced that a third vessel will restart operations.
Costa Diadema and Costa Deliziosa will be joined by the cruise line’s newest ship, Costa Smeralda, which resumes cruises on October 10, 2020.
Dream Cruises – Dream Cruises was the first international cruise line to resume operations. In the past two months, over 25,000 guests have sailed with the cruise line and there have been no incidents on board.
Due to the overwhelming response the cruise line has received, they are adding one to five night sailings to Taiwan.
SeaDream – SeaDream began offering cruises this summer but recently announced that they will begin sailing to the Caribbean in November. The cruises will depart from Barbados and visit countries that are currently open to Americans.
The second Carnival Corporation cruise line that will resume cruises will be AIDA Cruises on November 1. The cruise line will add a second cruise ship on November 7 with other cruise ships returning to sea in December.
Cruises from U.S. ports have yet to restart. The CDC has extended the No-Sail Order through the end of this month. Carnival Cruise Line said that while cruises in November and December are still uncertain, they will focus their initial return on cruises departing from PortMiami and Port Canaveral.
Other ocean cruise lines that are hoping to return on November 1 include Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line.
A handful of cruise lines are waiting until 2021 before resuming ocean cruises..