Cruise lines have once again pushed back their tentative start dates when their cruise ships will resume cruises due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cruises have been on hold since the last cruise ships left ports in Florida on March 13. When will cruise lines resume cruises? Here is a current list of the dates given by each cruise line for their return to service.
American Cruise Lines – June 7
Azamara – June 12
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – June 13 on Grand Celebration, July 10 on Grand Classica
Carnival Cruise Line – June 27
Celebrity Cruises – June 12
Cunard Line – August 1
Disney Cruise Line – June 19
Holland America Line – July 1
MSC Cruises – July 11
Norwegian Cruise Line – July 1
Oceania Cruises – July 1
P&O Cruises – August 1
Pearl Seas Cruises – June 30
Princess Cruises – July 1
Regent Seven Seas Cruises – July 1
Royal Caribbean – June 12
Seabourn – July 1
Silversea Cruises – June 12
Viking Ocean and River – July 1
Virgin Voyages – August 7 (Exception: Richard’s Birthday Bash is still scheduled for July 15)
Even though cruise lines have given the above dates for when they would like to resume, there’s a good chance that the dates can or will be changed again.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an extremely fluid situation and no one can honestly say with any certainty they know when cruises will resume.
Also, cruise lines have stated that some cruise ships will not start back up when they resume cruises. Depending on the home port, some cruises have been canceled through the fall.